One-of-a-Kind Residential Program
Wolverine Human Services has been dedicated to Helping Children to be Victors and the treatment of youth in the Juvenile Justice system for over 30 years. In the last decade, WHS has implemented the evidence-based practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among all staff members, decreased restraints, increased success rates, restored and enhanced all of our facilities, and provided additional services to our clients including: family therapy, transportation, aftercare, alumni scholarship opportunities, and more. None of this would be possible without the support of our donors.
Unparalleled Foster Care/Adoption Services
The Community Based Programs department at Wolverine Human Services provides licensing programs for Foster Care and Adoptive care providers. While many other agencies struggle to find forever families, care provider leads are increasing at Wolverine as a result of diverse campaigns, targeted & measurable assets, and un-matched care-provider experience. Our licensing process continues to shorten and through our tireless fundraising we are able to provide additional support to foster families and alumni clients.
Continuum of Care
Often, residential care, juvenile justice, and foster care overlap. As youth find themselves transitioning between these situations, they experienced disjunction and overwhelming changes during a sensitive period. Although it is important to find placements on a timely basis- it is essential that a full evidence-based continuum of care meeting federal guidelines is offered in order to meet the individual needs of children and families.
The Alumni Opportunity is a program that gives graduating/former clients of Wolverine Human Services access to community resources provided by WHS, partnership agencies, and organizations. We hope that the Alumni Opportunity program will continue to help our graduated children to become victors.
Wolverine Human Services is more than a child welfare non-profit, we are community members and activists. In the last 5 years, WHS created community based non-profits including Core Orchards (the first U-Pick apple orchard in Detroit city limits) and Fresh Era (a young professional networking/volunteer group). Both of these organizations rely heavily on donor and volunteer support and continue to enrich and improve our community.