About Us

Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. 

Since opening our doors in 1924, we have grown to provide services to more than 4,000 children, adults and families each year. We have been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder. 

Judson Center has remained responsive to these and other community needs by providing a range of innovative and quality services. We are a resource for healing and a leader in human services that delivers brighter futures for those we are privileged to serve.


Brighter futures were provided to 4,000 children, adults and families.








303 children with autism developed new social and life skills

Over 20 children attended Sibshops

119 children participated in our summer programs

91 children were supported in finding forever families through our adoption program

403 youth in foster care had their photos and stories listed on the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) website in pursuit of a forever family

168 foster children were safely tucked into bed for 28,632 days of care

610 families whose children were at risk of removal from their home remained safely with their families

435 families were given resources needed to thrive in post-adoption

57 children were matched with a mentor

880 individuals received life changing mental health services

277 adults with disabilities enjoyed the dignity of work in the community

98 families received 2,500 days of loving respite care for a child with a disability

Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.