Mission: The children's center's mission is to help children and families shape their own futures.
Programs: Behavioral health, including community-based services: these programs, offered both at tcc and in the community, provide prevention and treatment services to children and youth with severe emotional disturbances and their parents. Services are designed to address emotional and environmental problems and to provide families with support and resources to address identified needs on an on-going basis and when crisis intervention services are needed. These programs provide group, family, and individual therapy; parenting groups; case management; and wraparound services. Services are also provided to children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems through young adulthood as well as to pregnant mothers, infants, and young children. (4,008 clients served. )
developmental disabilities, including autism services: these programs provide assistance to children who have been diagnosed with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. Services include one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and skill building. Support coordination services are built into the program to offer coordination and support for the children and families while in their respective communities. Tcc has developed an intensive autism program for children 18 months thru to their 6th birthday that allows for extensive applied behavior analysis services in a center-based environment. Children receive intensive intervention daily to support growth in skill development to assist the children in learning age-appropriate social and developmental skills. (1,776 clients served. )
child welfare services: these programs provide out-of-home placement and treatment for abused and neglected children and youth. The programs provide supervision and counseling for the children and youth and for the biological parents and training for the foster parents. They also include adoption services that provide permanent homes for children in foster care where parental rights have been terminated. This also encompasses an independent living program that focuses on providing life skills to youth who are aging out of the foster care system. (248 clients served. )
educational programs, including head start and after-school enrichment programs: these programs provide children with safe, quality educational support activities that nurture their development mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. Tcc is committed to providing families with the opportunity to receive mental health services, parenting classes, health and nutrition classes, family crisis intervention support, parent literacy and ged prep supports as well as access to a strength-based program focusing on a "fatherhood initiative" designed to strengthen the relationship between children and strong male role models. In addition, the organization provides after-school enrichment, prevention education, socialization, skill building, and self-esteem building. Working in partnership with various detroit public schools, the programs provide after-school activities in low-performing schools. A family resource center provides community outreach services and educational workshops. (809 clients served. )