Children's Health Health Programs for Kids and Families in Detroit Families seeking services aimed at nutrition, fitness and overall health can find quite a few options in the city of Detroit and just outside of it. Check out these health programs in schools and the community. « Previous Next » Metro Parent Editorial • August 23, 2017 Add Comment Total: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Throughout the city of Detroit, families can find various fitness programs for kids and health programs for kids to keep them in tip-top shape. Whether your child needs a check-up with a doctor or you’re seeking counseling services for your family, there are services within the city to help with that. Or, if you’re looking for wellness activities and opportunities, you can find those, too. Scroll through our roundup of health programs in schools and around the Detroit community. Boll Family YMCA Address: 1401 Broadway St., Detroit Phone: 313-309-9622 Families can get fit and participate in various wellness activities at this downtown Detroit YMCA, which has a focus on developing the potential of kids and improving individual health. Find swimming pools, a gymnasium, an indoor track, a climbing wall and more. Detroit Martial Arts Institute’s Mind, Body, Spirit Martial Arts Program Address: 13030 W. Seven Mile Road, Detroit Phone: 313-416-7000 Get your kid to try out karate here through an after-school program (it includes transportation from school, homework help, internet access and more). The spot has a Little Dragons program for little ones 3-5 and a Beginners program for kids 6-11. Developing K.I.D.S. Address: 22519 Plymouth Road, Detroit Phone: 888-294-6554 This organization helps to guide kids’ mental, physical and educational growth. It offers an after-school program, youth development workshops and activities, a Family Management program including family nights and counseling, and more. Henry Ford Health System School-Based & Community Health Program Address: Multiple locations throughout Detroit Phone: 313-874-5426 Gives kids high-quality, accessible services for physical and mental health at school-based health centers located at a variety of schools in Detroit. Young people ages 4-21 can access services regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation Address: 18917 Joy Road, Detroit Phone: 313-581-7773 Programs for youth include the Healthy Eating Activity & Learning (HEAL) Workshop for families, community gardens, fresh food initiatives and more. A program for people with Type 2 diabetes is also available. Northeast Guidance Center Address: 2900 Conner Ave., Building A, Detroit Phone: 313-308-1400 Offers behavioral health services for children, adolescents and young adults. Services include evaluations, medication management, case management, family education and more. School-based initiatives and other programs also available. The Detroit Institute for Children Address: Corporate headquarters: 2075 E. West Maple Road, Suite B 203, Walled Lake Phone: 248-926-0909 Provides special needs services including speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology and social work. Services include assessment and evaluation, treatment, consultation and more. The Guidance Center Address: 13101 Allen Road, Southgate Phone: 734-785-7700 Mental and behavioral health services are offered here for adults and children of all ages. Also offers early childhood education, services for developmental disabilities and Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center for children who are suspected victims of abuse or neglect. The Youth Connection, Inc. Address: 4777 E. Outer Drive, Suite 1340, Detroit Phone: 313-826-7099 High-quality programs, advocacy and support services for kids, young adults and families that cover college and career readiness, substance abuse prevention, family wellness and more. Wayne Center Address: 100 River Place Drive, Suite 250, Detroit Phone: 313-871-2337 Evaluation and diagnosis, individual and family therapy, person-centered planning, nutrition services and more. There are offerings for both youth and adults. This guide was originally published in May 2015 and is updated regularly.