Working together to Strengthen Families
SFMD Partners (We LOVE them!!!)

Partner Highlight: "Author/Publisher Shaka Senghor"

Partners advance the initiative by:

  • Incorporating 'strengthening families' ideas and practices into personal and professional lives;
  • Contributing financial and/or resources/services to carrying out the work;
  • Dedicating staff time to serving on SFMD Community Cafe  Leadership Team and/or activities
    that guide the initiative;
  • Building resiliency, communications, evaluation, pilot sites, and professional development and
  • Building public understanding of the Strengthening Families Approach within their
    constituencies through their conferences, publications, and other.   
  • Sharing our mission, opportunities, events, conferences, workshops, and trainings; including
    swapping links.

By working together, we all play a part in strengthening families and preventing child abuse and
neglect. Our parent partners realize that being the best parent you can be involves taking steps to
strengthen their families and finding support when needed. Our organizational and community partners
realize the benefit/return on investment when supporting parent development and family engagement.

SFMD warmly WELCOME YOU!!! Join us... "the work is plenty, but the laborers are few" and our children
need us -
together working!!! Learn more by clicking the following link  "Dear Partner" ...

Strengthening Families Metro Detroit "SFMD" Partners click on their links below we're growing -
strategic partners (Lead Organizer's in bold)] :

3rd Generation Country, ® MOVEMENT, BeNeca Ward, SFMD Resource Partner
Carla Morgan, Community Partner/SFMD Lead Organizer
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Children Without A Voice, USA, Lin Seahorn
Conquers Church,
Minister Adrienne Nelson, Community Partner
Detroit Parent Network, SFMD Resource
Drop A Gem Publishing, Shaka Senghor, Community Partner/SFMD Lead Organizer
"Empowered to Change",
Linda F. Lamb, M.Ed.,
Lion Wise Consulting, Jeffrey A. Williams, Ph.D, SFMD Collaborative Partner
Lion Wise Ministries,
National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds
National Parent Helpline
Parent Leader & Community Cafe Consultant /SFMD Lead Organizer, Lenean Priester, Priester Studio,
Parent Leader Consultant, Robin Higa, The Community Café Collaborative,
Parent Partner,
Kimberly Roby-McCants
Parents Anonymous
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. - Detroit Chapter Leader, Sylvia Banks
Piccolo Productions
, Community Partner, SFMD Sponsor
Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Wellbeing: National Network for Action
Safanya Jackson-Kent, Community Partner/SFMD Lead Organizer
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment, S.A.F.E, Kalyn Risker, Community Partner
Saving Our Children Coalition
Tayyib Foods, Incorporated, Michael Sabir, Community Partner/SFMD Sponsor
Terry Paige, Community Partner/SFMD Lead Organizer
The New TV 33 WHPR/ 88.1 FM Radio, RJ Watkins, Sr., Community Partner
United Communities of America, Pastor Ovella Andreas, Community Partner
Youth Partner,  
Kenya Bradley
Youth Partner, Michell McCants
We believe a growing community is one with collaboration and communication.