Youth and Family Services

Family Services

Growth Works Family Services (FASE) employs a wide range of resources to facilitate positive interactions between parents and children. Some of these include:

  • Therapeutic Services
    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
  • Parent Engagement
    • Diversion Parent Engagement Workshops
    • Parent Workshops
    • Parent Engagement Workshops
  • Supervised Parenting
    • Family Pathways (VOCA)
    • Therapeutic Supervised Parenting
  • Substance Use Treatment
    • Substance Use Assessment
    • Drug Screenings
  • Visitations

Who participates in Family Services?

Growth Works Family Services are available for parents and their children ages 0-18. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of families struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues, domestic violence, and family engagement.

Where do these services take place?

Family Services are available at our Garden City and Plymouth locations. We are currently developing even more community-based programs that are more accessible to clients.

When are these services available?

We understand each family is unique. Our Family Services programs are available afternoons, evenings, and weekends to help accommodate all schedules. Please call for specific hours and appointments for services.

Why is the Family Services program important?

Growth Works believes that strong families are critical to the development of strong communities. We work with families to build relationships and provide them with the tools needed to thrive in their individual circumstances.

The Family Services Experience

Our goal is to ensure families feel safe and enjoy the time they spend with us. We look forward to welcoming you to our space.

28525 Warren Road Garden City, MI 48135


Juvenile Justice – Care Management Organization

The Care Management Organization (CMO) is our group providing case management services to juveniles in the Third Judicial Circuit Court – Family Division of Wayne County placed on probation. Wayne County Health and Human Services contracts with the Growth Works Western Wayne CMO to provide supervision and case management to adjudicated youth placed on probation as part of the broader Wayne County Juvenile Justice System.

Who is eligible for services with the CMO?

The Western Wayne Case Management Organization (WWCMO) provides case management services for adjudicated youth from the 17 communities in Western Wayne County. At court, each client receives an assignment to a CMO based on their zip code of residence at the time of adjudication. The Third Judicial Circuit Court – Family Division can recommend Level 1 community-based probation services for youth ages 10-17 and Level 2 out-of-home residential placement for ages 12-17.

Where do CMO services take place?

The CMO services are provided in our downtown Plymouth location in addition to the community where the clients reside. The organization utilizes Probation Case Managers to serve as liaisons connecting adjudicated youth to treatment services in their local communities, and to oversee services in residential treatment programs to ensure effective outcomes. The Probation Case Manager also utilizes support from the Re-Entry team for additional supervision when clients are placed within the parental home. Community partners assist in providing a path for youth to give back as productive members within their local area via the community team process, a component of the rehabilitative process while a youth is on probation.

When is the CMO available?

Most services occur during regular business hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, Case Managers make themselves available to clients as needed on a case-by-case basis. The CMO is available to clients 24/7 by using the emergency phone for after-hours issues that need to be resolved immediately.

Why is the CMO important?

The CMO is an essential element to the Juvenile Justice System here in Wayne County. It provides a process to deliver treatment services for adjudicated youth that focuses on the root cause of a client’s behavior rather than merely the crime that brought them in front of the court. As part of this process, all clients receive a series of assessments to ensure that services are aligned with their unique needs and promotes their strengths. While placed under the supervision of the CMO, clients will have the ability to access different services that promote accountability, self-efficacy, and rehabilitation.

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Youth Assistance Program – Diversion Services

Growth Works’ Youth Assistance Program (YAP) is a community-based program whose mission is to strengthen youth and families, and prevent and decrease delinquency, neglect, and abuse through community involvement. The program is intended to divert at risk youth from further involvement in the juvenile justice system. Local courts, school districts, and municipalities support these initiatives focusing on the goal of creating highly successful individuals.

Who qualifies for the YAP?

The Growth Works Youth Assistance Program is available to individuals who reside in Wayne County between the ages of 11-17 exhibiting at-risk behavior. The goal of the YAP is to reduce incidents of interaction with the juvenile justice system. The Wayne County Juvenile Court, local District Courts, police agencies, school districts, and parents make referrals.

Growth Works also has the unique ability to treat Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Clients who meet the criteria will be placed in specialized programming to meet their needs. You can find more information about treatment in the Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Treatment section.

Where does the YAP take place?

These programs take place in our downtown Plymouth and Canton offices. They may include in-school sessions, if necessary.

When is the YAP available?

The YAP takes place as an after-school programming in the form of group sessions that last approximately 3 to 6 months. If deemed appropriate individual therapy and family therapy sessions can occur in addition to group sessions.

Why is the Youth Assistance Program important?

Youth Assistance Programs are critical to helping youth recognize their at-risk behavior. Our staff utilizes a strength-based approach to help the client and family identify and meet their goals. Thus, decreasing the likelihood of entering the formal Juvenile Justice system. The program helps address individual needs and provide them with the resources to lead productive and healthy lives.

Chemical Dependency and Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance use treatment includes a variety of resources and professionals to meet the needs of individuals struggling with use of mood altering substances. Growth Works has more than 50 years of experience working with youth who are struggling with substance abuse and we continue to expand our services to meet the growing demand for services.

The mission of the Growth Works Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program is to ensure all clients receive appropriate, coordinated care. Our program addresses Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and any Co-Occurring Disorders (CODs), whether they relate to mental health diagnoses, trauma, and/or criminal behavior.

Who is Substance Use Treatment for?

Growth Works’ Substance Use Treatment program consists of a continuum of care that spans the needs of those questioning if they have an issue with drugs and/or alcohol; those who feel their use is out of control; and to those who are practicing recovery, but may still benefit from professional support.

Where does Substance Use Treatment take place?

We provide several outpatient groups in the community for those dealing with substance abuse issues. Admission to these groups requires first taking an assessment, where Growth Works collects information to better understand the individual’s strengths and needs. If the youth meets the criteria for the program, they may qualify for one of the following groups:

Intensive Outpatient Drug Treatment facilitators help clients:

  • Stabilize behaviors and emotions
  • Build some basic coping skills
  • Begin to create a home environment supportive of recovery

Once the youth reaches these milestones, they can move into the Adolescent Outpatient group.

*This group meets three times a week.

Outpatient Drug Treatment is to support clients in developing a sober, recovery-based lifestyle. Clinicians assist individuals to:

  • Identify and manage triggers
  • Express feelings in a safe environment
  • Build supportive relationships
  • Understand family roles and patterns
  • Develop healthy communication skills

*Both adolescent and adult groups meet two times per week.

Parent Groups are a fundamental part of our adolescent programming. These sessions allow parents to connect with others going through similar circumstances. Topics often include:

  • Family roles and patterns
  • Communication styles
  • Impact of substance use on adolescent growth and development

*This group meets once per week.

When is Substance Use Treatment available?

A Growth Works client will find themselves in a Substance Abuse Treatment program through one of two ways: Mandated through a court system or by voluntary participation.

Why is Substance Use Treatment necessary?

Substance use treatment provides individuals with the education and knowledge to understand the disease concepts of addiction and provides a safe space to build a community as they pursue a journey to recovery.

Current clients and Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) members can find additional information regarding the member handbook and provider directory by visiting the DWIHN website

Need Consultation?

Contact us for any family services, care management, substance dependency or use, or if you have any questions. We are here to help you.

50430 School House Road Canton, MI 48187

Canton Main Office: 734-495-1722

TTY: 734-495-0068

Customer Service: 833-489-1352

Customer Service Hours: Monday -Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM