Spectrum Human Services Independent Living

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28303 Joy Road
Westland, MI 48185
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM

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Spectrum Child and Family Services (SCFS) concentrates on child welfare and provides various services to children, youth, and families in Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties. We serve children and teens who are delinquent, have been neglected/abused or abandoned, are medically fragile, multiple handicapped, dually diagnosed, and behaviorally and/or emotionally impaired. Our holistic and trauma-informed service delivery meets mental, physical, and emotional needs.

Spectrum's overall goal is to improve children's lives by strengthening and empowering the family unit to become self-sufficient, stable, and competent. Spectrum offers a wide range of programs and services that encompass the needs of an individual from birth to age 21. This broad continuum of care allows Spectrum to custom-fit program services to meet better the individual and the unique needs of the child and family unit. We recognize that in serving children, youth, and families, we assist a population whose needs are constantly evolving and have tailored our programs to respond to those ever-changing needs.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

Parents can access the Michigan Foster Care Portal (MFCP), which is a tool that helps expedite licensure. The portal can track progress and list the next steps a foster parent needs to take. The MFCP also contains FAQs and helpful guides for parents.

In addition to online tools, foster families also receive some financial support. How much they receive depends on the child's age and needs. Parents may also be entitled to additional reimbursement that covers care costs.

Plus, foster families can access many local and state-wide support organizations and advocacy groups. These groups provide resources, answer questions, and are happy to help form connections between foster parents.

Your foster care agency is always there if you have questions or concerns. Their goal is to ensure the child's well-being and assist parents through the fostering process and beyond.

Another path you might want to consider is co-parenting with the birth parents. The end goal in most foster cases is to reunite a child with their parents or primary caregiver. You'll work with the birth parents anyway to set up visitations, and co-parenting can make your job easier.

Working further with the birth parents can also make the entire fostering process less stressful for a child. They won't feel as if they have to "choose" between homes and families.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.7 / 5
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Dee Tee
Jul 28, 2023

Wonderful staff.

Rating: 4

Citizen Trent
Mar 17, 2023

I like my therapist. He has helped me out a lot. The front deskworkers are also very polite and caring
Never had an issues dealing with the front desk and they just seem like happy nice workers which is a good change vs other establishments.

Happy workers = great service

Rating: 5

Kelly Lizyness
Nov 10, 2022

Horrible company to work for. They care more about their cheese trays then their employees. They send you to the clinic to get looked at because you are injured on the job and they make you pay the concentra bill.

Rating: 1

Sep 24, 2022

Amazing place, they really do handle things well and take care of people and kids.

Rating: 5

Karen Thompson
Aug 12, 2022

I really like my therapist I'm glad I am going.

Rating: 5