The agency, established in 1946 as the Catholic Family Center for the purpose of providing family social services, has evolved in response to demonstrated community needs. The agency’s name was officially changed to Community Social Services of Wayne County in 2013 to more accurately reflect the diversity of social services offered.
CSSWC currently provides a broad range of human services for everyone from infants to senior citizens. These services are available regardless of age, religious preference, gender, race, disability or economic status. Professionally trained staff, from a variety of human service disciplines, provide comprehensive and confidential services to individuals and families in need.
CSSWC is supported by public funding and private donations. The agency receives funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Michigan Department of Community Health, the Detroit-Wayne County Mental Health Agency, the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, the Michigan Department of Corrections, U.S. Department of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Southeast Michigan Area Regional Transportation, the Senior Alliance, City of Detroit, Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion, the Detroit Department of Transportation and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
The mission of Community Social Services of Wayne County is: To develop partnerships with like-minded organizations, inspiring action that results in rebuilding broken lives and restoring dignity. We accomplish this by delivering excellent services to unlock human potential that empowers individuals and families.
Community Social Services of Wayne County's vision is to DELIVER excellent services, UNLOCK human potential and EMPOWER individuals and families.