Butzel Family Center

Amenities: Outdoor Shed, Computer Lab, Banquet Hall, Kitchen....



Executive Director: Phillip Hightower

BUTZEL FAMILY CENTER is a multipurpose community center that houses a number of agencies that provide an array of services under one roof. The mission of the Butzel Family Center is to provide and promote a world-class multipurpose center or the community by coordinating quality social services and self-help technologies designed to improve the quality of life for Detroit citizens.

The center is unique among service facilities because of the broad range of people served and the wide variety of services offered. Among the groups serviced by Butzel are Senior Citizens and Youth seeking recreational as well as educational activities.

For more than 30 years, the Butzel Family Center has been a mainstay in the area of family and human service delivery and support for families on the east side of Detroit.Butzel responds to the community by bringing organizations and resources to the area in direct response to community needs. With broad-based involvement, technical assistance and support for community agencies and organizations, Butzel Center helps to bridge the gap between citizens and service providers.  


A valid membership is required to participate in all programs/activities.  Additional fee for classes/programs/activities may apply.

Membership not required for facility rental.

Community Uses

Butzel Family Center is available for meetings, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm which are located in the Butzel Family Center Service area. The Butzel Family Center Service area is Mt. Elliot to McClellan and E. Jefferson to Harper.

Facility Rentals

Butzel Family Center available for a nominal fee seven (7) days a week. (weekend rates slightly higher).  Butzel Family Center is a smoke-free, non-alcoholic facility. For rental information, Call (313) 628-2100.


  • Outdoor Shed
  • Computer Lab
  • Banquet Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball Court
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Tennis Courts
  • Playscape
  • Ample Parking



Detroit Police Department Northeastern District Sub-Station    

Department of Neighborhoods District 5   (313) 236-3523

Department of Health and Wellness  (313) 628-2100

Adult Well Being Services  (313) 925-1135

Marcus Garvey Academy  (313) 866-7400

Marcus Garvey Academy  (313) 866-7382