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CTF Designated Local Councils 

The Guidance Center/Kids TALK CAC
Prevention Area Served: Wayne (Detroit)
Grant Tier: 3 ($20,000)
Website: The Guidance Center/Kids TALK CAC
13101 Allen Rd.
Southgate, MI 48195-2216
Phone: 734-785-7705

Coordinator: Melanie Richards
Email: mrichards@iamtgc.net

Child's Hope 
Prevention Area Served: Wayne (Out)
Grant Tier: 3 ($43,102) 
Website: Child's Hope 
Facebook Page: Child's Hope Facebook Page
Twitter Page: @ChildsHope
19000 Hubbard Drive, Ste. 256
Dearborn, MI 48126-2638
Phone: 313-583-6401

Coordinator: Ramana Roberson
Email: childshopeoffice@gmail.com 

Direct Service Grant 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Metropolitan Detroit
Prevention Area Served: Wayne
Grant Number: CTFDS 1782001
Grant Period: FY17-FY20
Website: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Metropolitan Detroit

7700 Second Avenue, Suite 602
Detroit, MI 48202-2411
Phone: 313-309-0500

Coordinator: Beth O'Connor
Email: beth.oconnor@bbsdetroit.org
Project: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) will provide secondary child abuse and neglect services for families by providing community-based mentors to youth who have a parent that is currently incarcerated. Mentors will meet no less than 4 hours per month with their assigned youth to engage in support and activities designed to positively develop social and emotional competence within the youth. Mentors will also provide brief respite periods for the parent of each youth by involving the youth in activities outside of the home. All 62 unduplicated matches will be made within the initial 2.5 years of the project with the remaining year devoted to sustaining all 62 matches. Additionally, BBBSMD will offer training in the Strengthening Families model to parents and mentors through the local Child Abuse and Neglect Council, at their recommendation to provide this service in the development of this funding request. This training will ensure that both the parent and the mentor are fully informed on the Strenghtening Families framework and able to apply it in their daily interactions with the involved youth. Expected outcomes for this project include: parents will understand how to foster their youth's optimal developmental achievement; youth will use prosocial behaviors to communicate and to get their needs met; and parents and mentors will practice appropriate and effective strategies for mediating youth's challenging behaviors within the context of the Strengthening Families model.