BFDI’s mission is to strengthen and enhance the lives of children, youth, and families through partnerships that support safe, nurturing, vibrant homes, schools and communities.
BFDI’s vision is “To be the self-sufficient premier provider of comprehensive family counseling services to children, youth, and families - the pacesetter for quality, innovative services and training with national recognition.”
BFDI’s purpose is to provide culturally-sensitive quality services to families, individuals, community groups, and organizations residing and/or operating in the Detroit/ Wayne County and Oakland communities.
VALUES AND PHILOSOPHY
Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) values working on behalf of children and families in their own communities in a culturally competent and respectful manner.
BFDI uses a primary home-based approach to delivering programs and services, which reduces barriers to services and promotes service accessibility through strong outreach strategies.
BFDI’s philosophy focuses on the strength of consumers, and incorporates the principles of person-centered planning.
STATEMENT OF EQUITY
BFDI believes in the value and morality of inclusion and believes that as human beings our fates are inextricable: “ I am because We are”. As an active participant and supporter of the work of Policy Link, BFDI has adopted the definition of Equity as defined by Policy Link. “ Equity is just and fair inclusion into a society in which all participate, prosper and reach their full potential. Unlocking the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all “.
7 CORE COMMITMENTS
1. Improving the well-being of children
2. Improving academic results
3. Improving neighborhood safety
4. Expanding positive youth development
5. Improving support to families
6. Building community capacity
7. Achieving Promise Neighborhoods Results
INPUT FROM PERSONS SERVED
BFDI values and continuously seeks the input from consumers in helping to achieve the organization’s value of aspiring to excellence.
BFDI is accredited by CARF-Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This accreditation represents a “good housekeeping” stamp of approval that quality services are provided in accordance with recognized national standards.
BFDI is also licensed by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) for the provision of foster care, intensive outpatient, outpatient and prevention substance abuse services. Additional, DLEG has licensed BFDI as a child placing agency.