Black Family Development

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To strengthen and enhance the lives of children, youth and families through partnerships that support safe, nurturing, vibrant homes and communities.

Validators

Paula Paula
I am a Case Manager at Black Family Develompent. I am responsible for linking clients with resources in the community through the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Promise Neighborhoods' vision is ensure that all children in the Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Neighborhoods have access to excellent… More
Ebony Ebony
My job title is Case Manager. My work involves providing case management and supportive services to identified families in Detroit and Wayne County. What I like about my job is working with families in the community.
Satira Satira
I am a Families First of Michigan program supervior. I've been employed with Black Family Development for 14 years. My work involves reducing the risks to children and their families. Our program services domestic violence survivors as well. I enjoy assisting families with securing safe and… More
Jason Jason
The goal of my job is to keep families together by teaching new skilsl and eliminating barriers. I have been working with families helping them acehieve their goals since October 2007. What motivates me is seeing families be successful.
Kevin Kevin
I am a Community Relations Specialist who provides support and advocacy for children, youth and families primarily on the West side of Detroit. I am greatly motivated by working in my community and I aspire to continue to do this.

Needs validated

$780of $780

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Nia from Detroit, MI

I need to replace two beds to help my family recover from a bedbug infestation

A wonderful program helped me buy a home but bedbugs made us throw out our furniture. Two new beds will help my family sleep and move forward. More

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

Theresa from Detroit, MI

I am a community-oriented mother in need of a washer and dryer which will help me save money

A washing machine and gas-heated dryer will allow me to save money. I currently go to the laundry mat, but the expense adds up. More

Validated by Khari from Black Family Development

$605of $595

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2013

Nylah from Detroit, MI

Just secured home for family. Need bus fare to find job & school clothes for children

Two months bus fare will allow me to get out and search for jobs and attend interviews. School clothes will help support my kids in the meantime. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$900of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Amber from Detroit, MI

I've just moved my family to a safe home. Now my kids need beds so they can get a good night's sleep

After moving from an unsafe area, I'm working hard to make my house safe and comfortable for my family. My kids need beds for sleep and stability! More

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Faith from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom overcoming health challenges and a separation. I need beds for my children.

I'm not working because of my health. I'm also going through a separation. I need beds to give my kids to get them off the floor at night. More

Validated by Marion from Black Family Development

$560of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Lisa from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom of 4 and I need baby supplies to provide a safe environment for my newborn

I've worked so hard to provide for my family! A crib and winter supplies will keep my baby safe and allow me to address my family's other needs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Lovell from Detroit, MI

I'm a working mom in need of beds for my children after being displaced by bedbugs

I'm working hard to get back on my feet after suddenly needing to move my family because of bedbugs. For my kids' stability & success, I need beds. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$562of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Erica from Detroit, MI

I'm a widow & need bus fare and winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

My goal is to find a job to support my children. Meeting this need will allow me to search for employment and keep my family warm this winter. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

Penelope from Detroit, MI

I'm a recently unemployed mom needing car repairs to get son to needed doctor appts

Frequent doctor visits for my mentally ill son would be more manageable with my electronic control module fixed on my vehicle. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$785of $780

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14 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Nesha from Detroit, MI

Left an abusive relationship of 12 yrs. Furniture will help restart my family's life

Kitchen appliances and beds for my daughters and me will help my family restart after leaving an unhealthy and unsafe situation. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

Tasha from Detroit, MI

Got a job to help stabilize my family but need help taking care of their basic needs

I have a job and am looking to move my family out of our cramped conditions. Two beds and a couch will bring comfort now and moving forward. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Tony from Detroit, MI

Professional attire & school supplies will equip my son & me for interviews & school

Clothing for job interviews and school uniforms and supplies will allow me to look professional when seeking employment and prepare my son for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$870of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Janesther from Detroit, MI

My car stopped working during my job hunt. Repairs will get my family back on track

I need my car repaired so that I can get my boys to school as well as their required appointments on-time. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Miranda from Detroit, MI

Physical therapy is hard on my body. A couch will allow me to rest when I come home.

I need living room furniture so that my family has a place to gather and I have a place to rest after my physical therapy. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$506of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Tyrone from Detroit, MI

Beds are critical to keeping my family together and will provide a sense of security

I need beds for my kids to get them off the floor at night. Without beds they have the potential of being removed from our home. More

Validated by Satira from Black Family Development

$786of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

Working to rebuild after losing my job. Clothing and beds for my family will help us move forward.

I lost my job and shortly after my husband left me. I'm doing my best to provide for my family while I look for employment. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Arizona from Detroit, MI

Beds for my children will help me rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship

I became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship. I recently moved into a new home and need beds for my kids. More

Validated by Jason from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Kim from Detroit, MI

Now that bedbugs have been exterminated I need new beds for my children

I had to throw out all my furniture due to bedbugs. I need beds to get my children off the floor. More

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$671of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Erica from Detroit, MI

Was homeless but now working. My nephew and sons need clothes & beds.

I'm working but am still building after homelessness. I had to throw out clothes and beds due to flood then bedbugs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$532of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Steve from Detroit, MI

Beds will provide comfort to my son and me after losing his mother and relocating

My budget is tight after recently relocating due to my rental property being sold and gaining custody of my son after his mother passed unexpectedly. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$741of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Lisa from Detroit, MI

I need to replace my stove & refrigerator after my home was burglarized while away

Before I can focus on getting my nail technician license to increase my income, I need a refrigerator and stove to provide for my children. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$722of $760

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Jordi from Detroit, MI

My husband's support is crucial to our family. He needs citizenship application fees

Covering the costs of the US citizenship application & filing fees will ensure my husband remains with his family and finds a steadier job. More

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Cocoa from Detroit, MI

Bedbugs forced me to leave my furniture behind. Beds will get my kids off the floor.

Just got my GED and am looking for work. Four beds and a dresser or organizing bins will get my kids off the floor and help me organize their clothes. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$670of $670

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Lisa from Detroit, MI

Back in school with limited income. My kids need beds & clothes for next school yr

Back in school for my CNA certification. With a tight budget, I'm trying to start early in preparing my kids for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$510of $500

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/28/2014

Kela from Detroit, MI

Determined to be on the Dean's List in college. A computer will help me succeed!

I'm keeping my goals high, knowing I have the capacity to achieve them. A computer will help me carry out research, complete papers & study online. More

Validated by Kevin from Black Family Development

$600of $600

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

Joe from Detroit, MI

Professional clothes & car repairs will ensure I'm ready for job interviews!

I'm a single father looking forward to better support my daughter. Repairs & professional clothes will show employers I'm prepared to work! More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$650of $650

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2015

Toni from Detroit, MI

Relocating after bedbug infestation. Need help getting new beds so my kids can rest.

I'm unable to purchase new furniture due to my limited income, but new beds will allow my 3 children to rest to ensure they are wide awake for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$55of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/19/2015

Remy from Detroit, MI

Recently moved to a safer environment. Bus passes & clothing will help me start over.

I'm living in a shelter after leaving an unsafe situation. Clothing for me and my son & bus passes will help us on our road to stability. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$600of $600

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/18/2015

Simply from Detroit, MI

I'm a new resident of Michigan looking for work. I need items for my new home.

My 2 children and I need pots and pans and a sofa to furnish our new home. I also need school uniforms for my kids' new schools. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$433of $400

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/9/2016

Leanne from Detroit, Mi

Mom of 2 overcoming homelessness. My family needs beds to get a good night's sleep.

It's important to me that my son, who has mental illness, has a comfortable and safe space to come home to every night. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$300of $300

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3 supporters
Funded on 11/9/2016

Candy from Detroit, Mi

My son & I are overcoming homelessness! Need a refrigerator & stove to cook at home.

Meeting this need will enable me to cook for my son at home, so we can both eat healthier and more economically. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$350of $350

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/8/2016

Marie from Detroit, Michigan

School uniforms, boots and coats will ensure my grandsons start the year off right.

I am the sole guardian of my two grandsons. All of my money right now goes towards rent and food. Basic clothing will help them thrive in school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$400of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/18/2016

Dee from Detroit, MI

My sons & I just left an abusive relationship. I need beds & a fridge for my boys.

My sons & I are working hard to regain independence after years in an abusive relationship. I need 2 beds for my boys & a fridge to make a stable home More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$350of $350

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2016

Michelle from Detroit, Michigan

Mother of 4 in search of housing. ONE security deposit will house my family!

Meeting this need will give my children a place to call home. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$258of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2017

Lisa from Detroit, Mi

I'm working my way out of homelessness. My kids need clothes while I earn my diploma!

My goals are to earn my high school diploma to get my family on the path towards a stable home. I need clothes my children can wear year-round. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$400of $400

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2 supporters
Funded on 4/25/2017

Tiffany from Detroit, Mi

Going to school to support my kids. I need a stove & fridge to feed them healthy meals.

Meeting this need will mean my children will finally be able to have a nutritional meal for the first time in years. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$300of $300

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/28/2017

Mary from Detroit, MI

I'm training for a new career. My 2 girls need beds to get a good night's rest.

My goal is to continue with my training as a medical assistance. I want to make sure my family is safe and well while I earn my certification. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$258of $300

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5 supporters
Funded on 10/10/2017

Tim from Detroit, Mi

I'm training for a new career. In the meantime, I need a stove to cook for my kids.

Without a stove, I'm often forced to rely on microwave meals and fast food to feed my children, which aren't healthy or affordable. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$85of $350

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5 supporters
23 days remaining

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Joyce from Detroit, Mi

Mom of 2 recovering from an accident. With beds & clothing I can get back on my feet.

As I find stable housing for my family, I need clothing, household items and beds. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$408of $500

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5 supporters
38 days remaining

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Jennifer from detroit, mi

After 2 years homeless, my family has a home! Need a crib a& bed for my kids.

I need are baby crib and a bed for my toddlers. If this need is met my children will have a safe night sleep at night More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$300of $450

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6 supporters
38 days remaining

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Marie from Detroit, Mi

Retired & raising my grandson. I need a sleeper sofa to give him a good night's rest.

I'm doing my best to raise my grandson on a fixed income. A place to sleep is essential for him to start each day rested and ready. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$300of $300

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/22/2017

Tina from detroit, mi

My kids mean the world to me. They need clothes that fit for the year.

Three of my four children have conditions that require daily care. It's hard to put away enough extra money to get them clean clothes that fit. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$265of $600

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3 supporters
38 days remaining

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Kim from Detroit, Mi

A fire took away all my family's belongings. A bed & clothes will help us recover.

After our house caught fire we lost everything. My kids and I just left a shelter and we're determined to start anew. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$100of $400

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1 supporter
53 days remaining

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Tia from Detroit, MI

I'm studying to become a nurse. My kids need school clothes that fit.

My kids are growing, and new uniforms that fit will help them be comfortable and confident enough to excel in school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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