What We Do
In 1978, Mr. Robert Ennis founded Ennis Center for Children, Inc. (ECC). ECC is one of the largest African American founded nonprofit organizations in Southeast, MI. We are a 501c3 licensed child placement agency, serving neglected, abused, and abandoned children, and we are accredited through the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children.
Originally, ECC was founded to provide an alternative to residential placement for troubled adolescents. Since that time, ECC has diversified its programming through a commitment to provide for a full array of services to meet the individualized need of every child placed.
Today, ECC provides foster care, adoptions, and related support services to more than 6,000 children and families each year. With offices in Port Huron, Howell, Monroe, Flint, Pontiac, Detroit, and now in Saginaw, we are a leading agency in finding adoptive families for children, including those with special needs. By providing a varied array of support programs such as mental health, delinquency prevention, and reintegration services, ECC addresses a child's problems at their root to prevent future intervention.