Development Centers was incorporated in 1983 as a 501c3 nonprofit from the result of a merger between two long-standing agencies: The Children’s Orthogenic Center and Phoenix Place. As such, we have a combined history of providing behavioral health services to children and adults in Northwest Detroit that extends back to the mid 1940’s.

At the time of the change in name, DC had a staff of 24 and served 700 consumers annually through its 4 programs.

Over the years as the growing number of individuals and families requesting services has increased, and as the diverse needs of our community continuously evolved, Development Centers has always responded to meet these challenges.

Today we have a staff of over 300 dedicated professionals and are now providing assistance to more than 12,000 consumers each year through our present listing of over 26 behavioral health & prevention programs …all in addition to offering a comprehensive array of varied housing placement services, employment readiness training, and much more!

Development Centers consumers were surveyed during 2017 and the mean level of satisfaction across all programs was 95%, which is greater than the 93% overall satisfaction level in 2016.