Building Families First Community Organization
We not just rebuilding we are investing in property and human capital, simultaneously. 

We start in the house to provide training to:

  •   Students in local HVACR programs complete their HVACR certification with work on our houses
  •   Women learn skills in a trade necessary to compete in today’s market place in green jobs
  •   We are providing certified skilled labor that is attractive to our local Union’s.
  •   While offering more

​Job Training
Education and training are the drivers of economic mobility and opportunity. BFFCO works to strengthen partnerships to ensure that low wage workers and low-income individuals can not only enter, but advance in the labor market by assuring that businesses have access to workers with skills they need to compete. Transitional jobs, career exploration, job placement, and access to work support such as child care are all things that we provide in assisting individuals to succeed in education and training as well as gain more fulfilling employment and careers.

We are currently taking applications for on-the-job training in residential trades. If you successfully complete the class you could move into an apprenticeship program with one of our partners or apply to take the test for the State of Michigan Alteration and Maintenance license. Contact us at 734-743-1351 or Detroit 313-473-7583

Today's skilled trades are the hot jobs that are growing and evolving. 
Did you know skilled trades:

  •   Are some of the most in-demand jobs posted online? More than 8,300 skilled trade jobs are currently available in Michigan.
  •   Provide opportunities that will continue to grow? More than 6,700 job openings are expected every year, through 2022.
  •   Don't necessarily require a four-year degree?

Good for the Individual
Good for the Neighborhood
Good for the Community
Equal Opportunities
11800 Merriman #510135
Livonia MI 48151  
Detroit Location
2535 Michigan Ave.
Detroit Mi 48216


BuildingWorks helps men, women, and families who are homeless transition to a stable lifestyle by providing safe, affordable housing and steady employment.
BuildingWorks is a social enterprise of the Building Families First Community Organization that provides ethical day-labor opportunities. We provide an above-minimum wage, temporary employment options and temp-to-hire opportunities for people who are homeless and unemployed or under-employed.

Many of the jobs are considered manual labor, which means that you may have the opportunity to work in the following fields:
general labor
janitorial / housekeeping
light manufacturing
data entry / reception

We provide a variety of support, including:
referrals to housing;
assistance with job searching;
referrals to needed services such as food, clothing, substance abuse and mental health counseling; and
bus passes.

Currently, the BuildingWorks program is available to individuals enrolled in a Building Families First Community Organization housing program .
Demand for our services occasionally exceeds our capacity to provide the requested assistance to everyone who would be eligible. Please contact us at (734) 743-1351 or to find out if we are accepting new applicants.

STABILITY – Participants transition to a stable lifestyle by providing safe, affordable housing and steady employment.