Children, Youth and Families
Wraparound Services
Our staff uses the wraparound values and approach to meet the unique and individualized needs of the children, youth and families that we serve. The wraparound philosophy emphasizes that families are better served when they have voice and choice in the treatment process, and when support networks and care providers collaborate to address their particular needs. This approach actively engages the family at every stage, identifies and enhances its strengths, and produces more successful and enduring outcomes for the youth and his or her family.



  • Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) serves children and youth 7-22 years old who have a serious emotional disturbance and who are at risk of out-of-home placement
  • Juvenile Justice Wraparound serves youth 6-16 years old who have a serious emotional disturbance and who are involved with the juvenile justice system
  • Community Mental Health Wraparound serves youth 7-17 years old who have a serious emotional disturbance and who are not currently at risk of out-of-home placement

Wraparound Services target Wayne County youth involved in two or more human service systems. Download our Wraparound referral form.

Children, Youth and Families (CYF)  is located at 5716 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48210. The number is 313.963.2266. For more information about our programs, please call or email us.




  • Recognized leader in the Wraparound model and provided Wraparound services to 105 youth; 14 of those families graduated from the program in 2013
  • Serious Emotional Disturbances Waiver (SEDW) program served 19 children and youth; two adoptions were finalized, one child was reunited with birth parent, and three families completed the program
  • Measurable increases in overall functioning
  • Intensive and individualized services twice a week


The mission of the wraparound process is to allow children and youth to grow up in their homes and communities by making sure that all those who can help the young person are working together to address his or her needs. The process engages family members, relatives, friends, teachers, mentors, service providers and others in the team effort. Recent research indicates that wraparound is a promising approach to helping youth with serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Our experience is very much in line with this research.


Children, Youth and Families

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Juvenile Justice Services