Welcome to APDS

The Africentric Personal Development Shop

APDS, established in 1988, is a 501 (c) 3 innovative nonprofit, behavioral healthcare institution specializing in prevention, treatment and recovery of substance abuse, domestic violence intervention education, and personal development programs.

We Help

Encourage and promote the belief that healthy families are the foundation of a successful community and nation

Drug Treatment

Free drug and medication assisted treatment, counselling services and support for anyone who qualifies (based on income)

Domestic Violence Intervention

Counseling, social services, education, prevention, outreach and engagement programs to a diverse population. All are welcome.

Youth Enrichment

Cultural activities and services, with strong emphasis on Social Emotional Learning, Experiential Learning, Character Counts, and community development.


Are The Compass Which Guides Us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and comfort when we occasionally falter.

APDS Testimonials: What People Are Saying?

APDS Primary Funders and Partners