“JudsonCenter has PHENOMENAL caseworkers. They fought for the kids to be with us. I felt like they really cared about our children. They fought every day for us to have custody of them.”

Successful adoptive parent

Building Community Partners

Building Community Partners (BCP) is a collaboration of community members, human service agencies, educators, businesses, faith communities, local government officials, parents, foster and adoptive parents and family members who are dedicated to helping families in our communities succeed. The BCP members work together to support families involved or at risk of becoming involved with the child welfare system.

BCP provides support to children and families in the community through a variety of services including:


Parent Partners

A free program to assist parents who have children placed in foster care to successfully reunite with their children. This is done through the guidance and mentorship of other parents who have successfully reunited with their own children.


Community Representatives

Judson Center recruits, trains and coordinates community members to become volunteer Community Representatives, who ensure a community presence at Family Team Meetings (FTM's) for families involved in the child welfare system.


BCP Committee Monthly Meetings

Anyone interested in improving the safety, welfare and success of families in our communities is welcome to attend our monthly meetings held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Locations vary and Wayne County residency is not required. Please call for meeting locations.


Support Groups & Trainings

To assist birth parents, foster parents, adoptive parents and relative caregivers in how to best care for their children.

Out-Wayne County/Downriver BCP Foster/Adoptive/Kinship/Relative Support Group:
A Support Group for Foster, Adoptive, Relative, and Kinship Providers, Including Current Applicants meets the 4th Wednesday of the month.  RSVP to Zina Davis at 313.794.5653

Parent Support Group: Are you a Parent involved with Child Protective Services?
Come check out our Parent Support Group. Judson Center’s parent support group offers guidance and support by Parent Partners who have gone through the same struggles you are now experiencing. Learn and share useful resources and information to navigate the child welfare system. Have your questions answered in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.  Held every 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Guidance Center, 26300 W. Outer Drive, Lincoln Park, MI.


Referrals to Community Resources

BCP can be contacted to help link clients to needed resources.

How Can You Get Involved?

  • Become a member of the BCP. Join the email list, attend a BCP meeting, a BCP sponsored event or suggest a project for the BCP to participate in.
  • Volunteer your time as a Community Representative to support families at FTMs.
  • Become a foster or adoptive parent.
  • Give a Parent Partner brochure to someone working to reunify with their children.
  • Donate goods or services to families in need.
  • Donate space for trainings, support groups & meetings.
  • Volunteer to help at an event, support group or training, or sponsor a fundraiser or item drive for kids or families in need.
  • Tell others about the BCP and the services it provides!


For more information, please visit http://buildingcommunitypartnerships.org


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.