Special Events

The River Splash Dash

It’s Coming! Our fourth annual 5K fun run event, The River Splash Dash is scheduled for Saturday morning July 16, 2016 at Rivard Plaza along the fabulous Detroit RiverWalk.
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Diapers For The D

Local High School Students Partnering to Hold a Diaper Drive for Babies in Need.

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  • Improving the Lives of Children

    Improving the Lives of Children

  • Strengthening Families

    Strengthening Families

  • Empowering Individuals to become Self Reliant

    Empowering Individuals to Become Self Reliant

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Development Centers is constantly assessing the needs & circumstances of our community. Our goal is to address the full spectrum of needs for the diverse population we serve by offering effective programing and efficient services including:

News & Activities

Development Centers welcomes our newest program, “Say and Play with Words!”

Development Centers welcomes our newest program, “Say and Play with Words!” Say and Play with Words is a vocabulary building program for families and children under five in the Brightmoor community, including zip codes 48219 and 48223. This initiative seeks to eliminate the word gap between low income and middle income children.

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Development Centers partners with the Michigan State Bar Foundation

Now Open! Development Centers partners with the Michigan State Bar Foundation to open legal self help center.

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2015 River Splash Dash Rated ‘Best Ever’

Perfect weather. Fantastic setting. Terrific memories. And all for a GREAT CAUSE. Our 3rd Annual River Splash Dash held July 11, 2015 had it all!
Click here to view the official 5K race results. Click here to view a map of the 5K course.

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DCI Spotlight

From a modest beginning in 1983, today we provide assistance to more than 12,000 consumers each year through our present offering of over 26 behavioral health and human services programs.

Click here to learn first-hand how Development Centers is changing lives throughout the communities we serve.

Development Centers is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community by meeting behavioral health, social and vocational needs through a continuum of prevention, treatment and training services.
Development Centers meets the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' standard of 95% overall consumer satisfaction!