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CHILDREN'S CENTER AND APARTMENT COMPLEX OWNERS JOIN TOGETHER TO HELP CHILDREN

 DETROIT, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Center, a leading child and family mental health agency, and Saperstein Associates, a building/ management/investment company, have formed a non-traditional partnership to help Detroit-area residents of 70 West Alexandrine.
 The apartment complex provides low-income housing for more than 185 families. Saperstein Associates Corporation of Birmingham, Mich., which operates the complex, has made available to the Children's Center an office in the building to provide a reading, educational and counseling center solely for children and parents who are residents of 70 West Alexandrine.
 There are more than 85 children from birth to 15 years old living in the complex.
 The eight-story structure is located next to one of Children's Center's buildings and across the street from another.
 Children's Center provides emotional and mental health services to children and their families. The Center has 21 programs and services to help abused youngsters; those with psychiatric emergencies, including homicide and suicide; teen parents and their babies; youths who are emotionally ill and/or mentally retarded, neglected or school dropouts; and incarcerated mothers and their babies.
 Children's Center services that will be offered at the 70 West Alexandrine site include a reading room and R.I.F. (Reading is Fundamental) book giveaways, tutorial services, drug abuse prevention services, social work and case management services. Residents will also have access to other Children's Center programs.
 "The Children's Center's mission is to provide services to children and their families to help them shape their own futures," said Dr. Grenae' Dudley, Children's Center deputy director for programs. "What better place to do this than in their home, neighborhood and community where they live."
 In making the space available, Beverly Jacober, vice president of Saperstein Associates, said, "If we can help our residents with issues that impact their children, then we all benefit. This partnership will result in improved resident relationships and impact quality of life by providing needed services to children and their families."
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity -- there will be an open house to kick off the new partnership on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 70 West Alexandrine. The media are invited to attend at 3:30 p.m., with community leaders, city officials, representatives from HUD and the Detroit Health Department, residents and staff of both agencies invited to attend at 4:30 p.m. A brief program will be at 5:30 p.m./
 /CONTACT: Suzanne Rabideau, 313-954-1901, or 313-831-5535 for Children's Center/


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