Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) is a private, non-profit comprehensive family counseling agency that was created in 1978 by the Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW). By establishing BFDI as a family counseling agency, NABSW sought to promote and provide quality social work services in Detroit that were culturally relevant and culturally sensitive. The original community project, which gave birth to BFDI, was based on the agreed upon needs of the community and resulted in programmatic focus by BFDI on child abuse and neglect. Since that time, BFDI has grown to accommodate the increasing demand for a variety of specialized, family focused counseling and advocacy services in the community.

Services Offered:

  • Individual, Family, Group Therapy
  • Children/Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Services
  • Children/Adolescent Case Management Services
  • Children/Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Services (Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder)
  • Parent Management Training-Oregon (PMTO)