About Us

Leaps & Bounds Family Services was established in 1988, as the Poverty and Social Reform Institute. The name change occurred in 2003. We are a private, non profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, supported through individual and corporate contributions, United Way support, foundation grants, government contracts and fees for service.

Since it's inception, Leaps & Bounds has provided early literacy and parenting through on site and home based programming, services for school-aged youth, and services for adults. Leaps & Bounds is open to all individuals. We have offices in northeast Detroit and south Warren.

Denise M. DorsZ
Executive Director, Leaps and Bounds Family Services
Jene Wynn Allen
Director, Organization and Talent Effectiveness, Trinity Health

Brigid Beaubien, Ph.D
Professor, Eastern Michigan University

Thomas R. Bowen
Bowen, Radabaugh & Milton, P.C.

Gina Cavaliere
Consultant, Downtown Detroit Partnership

Leslie Hamell
Community Representative

Teresa Holtrop, M.D.
Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Nelson Maylone, Ph.D
Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Toni Moceri 
Community Representative
Nicole Moten
Vice President, Sr. Private Banker, Wells Fargo
Mary Potts
President, Mt Calvary Lutheran Church