Detroit Homeless Project
The Detroit Homeless Project was created to take confident steps in eradicating homelessness, one stride at a time by hosting community events in all seven City Council Districts in Detroit.
The homeless population in Detroit on any given night can range from 13,000 to 18,000 people and more. On that point there are some homeless people who cannot contribute to society and others who receive money every month, many people lack the appropriate knowledge to distinguish the steps taken to get a dwelling of their own as well as many other matters such as ‘actual’ needs assessments. There are several services that are only available to a particular “class” of people (i.e. Veterans, abused women, pregnant teens). There are many people out on the streets of Detroit who do not match those categories. Still, that should not imply that they are not admitted in the processes of having someone care for them and receive services to assist them in conducting a sustainable and efficient life.
The steps that we will be taking to bring this plan to actualization is host community events in all seven Districts of Detroit with the hope of including the City Council District Members/Managers and/or members of their staff. The residents will be provided the chance to volunteer and have a collective voice in how they would like to help service homeless individuals as well as clean-up their districts and communities. The event will take place Saturday, October, 10, 2016 at 10:00AM in District 5 on the corner of Calvert and Woodward Ave. We will have hot dogs, chips and water. There will be a community prayer, music and beautiful conversations to assure everyone has a fantastic time and feels included in all the festivities in addition to a goal of 200 hygiene packages being handed out to those in need.
why we’re doing it
Everyone deserves the basic essentials of life, and by providing an intentional yet reliable investment in people who are homeless will in return create a better Detroit. Our plan is to “feed the souls” of the homeless as well as the seven community districts to build our city back to not only an economical vibrancy but bringing friendliness back to neighborhoods. We stand on the belief and reality that intentionally invest in the lives of others will benefit the betterment of society as a unitary entity.