What We Do
The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development (CUYFD) is a non profit organization that focuses on preventing personal problems we believe are facilitated by being raised in a foster care environment, or remediating potential problems through education and information to the community. Our programs focus on three key areas:
- Youth “aging out” of foster care
- Community Action
Our programs are focused on young adults in the foster care system who are about to age out (18-21 years old), those that have just aged out (21-23 years old and up) and the community at large.
Services for Foster Care Youth
The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development hosts a variety of services focusing on the needs of foster care youth throughout our community.
The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development works with numerous community coalitions in our effort to provide the best services for our clients, and to help build stronger communities.
CUYFD offers parenting classes to help teach young parents best practice parenting. We also conduct gun safety training to help reduce gun violence in our communities. Additionally, CUYFD manages an urban farm to help encourage healthy, sustainable food sources throughout Detroit.
We believe that a healthy mind and body are cornerstones to a healthy and prosperous community. We have partnered with the Kids Against Hunger Coalition to distribute healthy food packets to families throughout our community to combat hunger and promote healthy diets.
Additionally, CUYFD holds our annual Prostate Cancer Survivors golf outing in August to celebrate those that have survived prostate cancer and bring recognition to those currently fighting it. Proceeds go to the Vattikuti Urology Institute to help raise awareness and combat this disease.