Development Centers does not discriminate in the provision of services to individuals based on their inability to pay, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
Through a $500,000 Equity Alliance Grant awarded to Judson Center by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in May 2021, the multi-county human service agency has been working to increase COVID-19 vaccination knowledge and access in the Detroit area through a partnership with sub-grantees Development Centers and Practice Transformation Institute. The awarding of the grant followed conversations between Judson Center President and CEO Lenora Hardy-Foster and the CDC Foundation.
“I knew that by identifying the right partner agencies, we could make an immediate impact with the Equity Alliance Grant,” Hardy-Foster said. “Having strong partnership organizations is critical even for large agencies like Judson Center. When a national grant opportunity was presented, we were able to spring into action.”
The three non-profit organizations formed the Detroit Equity Coalition on COVID-19 (DECC) to fill a void in communities where people have had lower vaccination rates and, as a result, are more likely to contract COVID-19, experience more severe symptoms, and die at significantly higher rates. Targeted communities for purposes of the grant are Detroit, Dearborn, Redford, and Warren.
To learn more check out the press release: Press Release – Judson Center and the Detroit Equity Coalition on COVID-19
Enroll your child today in our Head Start and Early Head Start program!
- Tuition free for families that qualify
- Resources for pregnant mothers
- Parent child relationship and child development support
- Center based and home based available
- Development and health screenings
- Disability and mental wellness support
- Healthy meals and snacks
- Field trips, fun educational learning experiences and more!
Northrop, 19176 Northrop St. Detroit, 313-246-6060
St. Suzanne, 19321 W. Chicago, Detroit, 313-651-5056
Seven Mile, 13735 W. Seven Mile Rd. Detroit, 313-307-7000
McKenny, 19750 Burt Rd. Detroit, 313-977-9550
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Are you an early childcare provider and would like to learn new skills in developing children’s social emotional and behavioral health?
Services are provided to licensed and license-exempt childcare providers serving children from birth to five years.
For more information check out the SEC Oct 2020 flyer.
Or contact Staci at 313-255-0900 ext. 2110, firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe in the fair and just distribution of resources and opportunities needed to achieve wellbeing.
We engage with compassion to confront and dismantle oppression interpersonally, institutionally, and systemically.
We commit to building a culture of equity and belonging.
After months of dedicated teamwork by several staff of Development Centers, we are proud to share our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. This is a living document and will guide the activities of the DEI Committee and Development Centers’ intentional efforts to become a more equitable organization. Please check out our Action Plan below.