“Love on your kids while you have them. Be patient. The process takes time. You only have a small amount of time with them. Love on them every minute of that time."
~ Successful foster parent
Building Community Partners (BCP) is a collaboration of community members, human service agencies, educators, businesses, faith communities, local government officials, parents, foster and adoptive parents and family members who are dedicated to helping families in our communities succeed. The BCP members work together to support families involved or at risk of becoming involved with the child welfare system.
BCP provides support to children and families in the community through a variety of services including:
A free program to assist parents who have children placed in foster care to successfully reunite with their children. This is done through the guidance and mentorship of other parents who have successfully reunited with their own children.
Judson Center recruits, trains and coordinates community members to become volunteer Community Representatives, who ensure a community presence at Family Team Meetings (FTM's) for families involved in the child welfare system.
BCP Committee Monthly Meetings
Anyone interested in improving the safety, welfare and success of families in our communities is welcome to attend our monthly meetings held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Locations vary and Wayne County residency is not required. Please call for meeting locations.
Support Groups & Trainings
To assist birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents and relative caregivers in how to best care for their children.
Out-Wayne County/Downriver BCP Foster/Adoptive/Kinship/Relative Support Group:
A Support Group for Foster, Adoptive, Relative, and Kinship Providers, Including Current Applicants meets the 4th Wednesday of the month. RSVP to Zina Davis at 313.794.5653
Parent Support Group: Are you a Parent involved with Child Protective Services?
Come check out our Parent Support Group. Judson Center’s parent support group offers guidance and support by Parent Partners who have gone through the same struggles you are now experiencing. Learn and share useful resources and information to navigate the child welfare system. Have your questions answered in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Guidance Center, 26300 W. Outer Drive, Lincoln Park, MI.
Referrals to Community Resources
BCP can be contacted to help link clients to needed resources.
How Can You Get Involved?
For more information, please visit http://buildingcommunitypartnerships.org
Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.