The Children’s Center

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(313) 831-5535

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79 W Alexandrine St. Detroit, Michigan 48201

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Must live in Wayne Country and be eligible for Medicaid.


We treat every aspect of your child’s health – from physical to mental – in one place. We provide:

  • Family-centered, medical services through our partners at Advantage Health Center

  • On-campus treatment for behavioral and emotional challenges through licensed psychologists and psychiatrists

  • A team approach to health where nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists collaborate

  • Screenings, evaluations, preventive care, and management of health conditions

Early Childhood Behavioral Health Services:

This in-home program provides critical help to families with children from birth to 3 years old. We work with parents to help them develop healthy attachments with their infants through:

  • Parent-child psychotherapy

  • Emotional support

  • Advocacy

  • Developmental guidance

  • Referrals to community services

Teen parenting services:

We help teen parents complete their education, prepare for jobs, and develop important parenting skills.

Parent Education:

We work with young moms before and after they give birth, offering services and guidance to help them thrive, such as:

  • Therapy groups that increase young moms’ understanding of the developmental, social, and emotional growth of their child.

  • Ongoing medical and mental health services as needed.

  • Referrals for young moms who have been identified as candidates for the baby court initiative.

  • Outreach that connect parents to clinical services, parent-to-parent support groups, and mentorship opportunities in the community.

ADHD Clinic:

A group program for children ages 6-12 and their parents. The clinic can help with group therapy, psychiatric services, psychological testing, case management services, nursing health assessment.

Autism Services:

We provide comprehensive evaluations and behavioral treatment that help children become more successful and participate fully in life. We offer comprehensive services for children ages 12 months to 18 years:

  • Address problem behaviors

  • Build adaptive and functional skills

  • Provide quality evidence-based care, including applied behavioral analysis (ABA)

  • Teach parents to support communication skills

  • Offer onsite treatment at all times

  • Deliver an ongoing plan of care and support

  • Provide 1-on-1 interventions for families and children

  • Provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management

  • Offer parent support group meetings covering a range of relevant topics

Behavioral Sleep Clinic:

Our staff psychologists evaluate, diagnose and develop treatment plans for children with sleep difficulties. Improving the child’s sleep can help  the whole family get better sleep.

  • Identify psychological and behavioral contributors

  • Discuss sleep-management strategies

  • Empower parents with new techniques

  • Follow-up to provide support and problem solve

  • Provide referrals to specialized sleep centers

Home-Based Mental Health and Developmental Health Services:

  • Strength-based assessments

  • Intensive counseling

  • Support services

  • Mobile crisis services

  • Case management

  • 24/7 emergency crisis care

  • Parent training on proven interventions

  • Behavioral and family therapy

  • Support coordination

  • Respite care

  • Parent skills training

  • Specialized care from BCBAs, neurophysiologists and psychiatrist

  • 24/7 emergency crisis care

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Walk-ins welcome during the following hours: M-F 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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