• ACCESS Community stands for The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services.
    Call: (313) 842-7010
  • The American Red Cross in Southeast Michigan offers many community services that contribute to the ease human suffering, improve the quality of life, and develope individual self-reliance and concern for others.

    American Red Cross,
    Southeastern Michigan Chapter
    Marketing Department
    P.O. Box 44110
    Detroit, Mi 8244-0110
    Call: (313) 833-4440
  • Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary schoolchildren who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. In the Wyandotte district, 51% of the children attending qualify for a backpack full of food- $80 can feed one child for the whole school year.

    Blessings in a Backpack-Wyandotte



    Click to Donate: http://www.blessingsinabackpackmi.org/donations.php

  • The Ann Arbor Hunger Coalition aims to provide free nutritious, hot meals in the evenings five days a week to those who do not have means to provide for themselves. Meals are served in a dignified way so as not to be disrespectful to the recipiants.
    Call: (734) 662-4060
  • Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a human service organization of caring and loving people inspired by the spirit of St. Francis. They service the poor who lack basic human needs.
    Call: (313) 579-2100 ext. 220
  • The Children's Home of Detroit has a mission to improve the well-being of children and families by providing theraputic, social, and educational services.
    Call: (313) 885-3510
  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter Detroit provides shelters, meals and an array of services that enable people to pursue economic self-sufficiency and decent affordable housing. They advocate for long-term solutions for the problem of homelessness.
    Call: (313) 831-3777
  • The Common Ground Sanctuary is a 24-hour nonprofit agency dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis.
    Crisis line: (800) 231-1127
  • The Corktown Citizens District Council works to preserve one of the oldest neighborhoods in Detroit. They work with the City government on zoning issues, historic preservation, and other development issues by sending out a newsletter and holding monthly meetings.
    Call: (313) 962-5660
  • Covenant House Michigan provides shelter and services to children and youth who are homeless ar at great risk. This is based on faith and the belief that all children and youth have a right to love, respect, and genuine concern.
    Call: (313) 463-2000
  • Detroit Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to the homebound elderly during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Labor Day holidays, along with some weekend and breakfast meals. The volunteer-based program supplments the DAAA-sponsored Meals-At-Home Program which provides daily meals Monday through Friday. Service delivery areas include Detroit, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, and the five Grosse Pointes.
    Call: (313) 446-4444
  • Detroit Renaissance is a private, non-profit organization which brings the business community's leadership and resources together to encourage and facilitate the physical and economic revitalization of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
    Call: (313) 259-5400
  • Focus Hope is a civil and human rights organization. They use education and training to help end racism, poverty, and injustice.
    Call: (313) 494-5500
  • The Food Bank of Oakland County is a charitable non-profit, food acquisition, warehouse and distributing center. They collect funds and gather food as well as personal and household items.
    Call: (248) 332-1473
  • Forgotten Harvest is a non-profit organization which has provided hunger relief to the metro Detroit area since August 1990 through a prepared and perishable surplus food program.
    Call: (248) 967-1500.
  • Gilda's Club Metro Detroit is a free, non-residential cancer support community in Royal Oak founded by eight committed women whose lives were touched by cancer. They offer supposrt to people living with cancer, started in memory of Gilda Radner - membership is free of charge.
    Call: (248) 577-0800
  • Gleaners Food Bank provides surplus and low cost food and related personal care products to people in need in Southeastern Michigan.
    Call: (313) 923-3535
  • Play Place for Autistic Children is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to families of special needs children, whether they are mentally challenged, physically challenged, or autistically challenged. They are located in Sterling Heights  MI. (586) 254-6533.
  • InsideOut Literary Arts Project promotes learning of the joy, pleasures, and power of reading and writing to children. They place professional writers in schools and communities in order to help students develope their self-expression and give them an opportunity to publish their work.
    Call: (313) 965-5332
  • Jack's Place for Autism is a newly formed non-profit created by parents who have had first hand experience with the difficulty of finding resources and information on Autism.
    Call: (248) 552-9958
  • The Jewish Community Center Detroit provides for people of all ages a place to socialize, participate in sports and recreation, recieve a quality Jewish education, and attend a variety of cultural events.
    Call: (248) 967-4030
  • Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry with a mission to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Macomb County. We build/rehabilitate homes in partnership with low income families making safe, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. Call: (586) 263-1540.
  • Mexicantown Community Development Corporation specializes in advancing economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit. They also help create skilled positions for residents of the neighborhood and provide opportunities of small business development by local entrepreneurs.
    Call: (313) 967-9898
  • Mission of Peace A HUD Approved National Housing Counseling Intermediary, is a faith based non-profit that provides homeownership counseling to individuals and families.
    Call: (810) 232-0104
  • Mothers & More is an organization that supports mothers in any season and any employment situation through daytime activities for moms with kids, without kids and evening activities just for mom. We have several chapters in southern Michigan as well as national on-line support. So, come check us out at
  • New Hope Community Development Non-Profit Housing Corporation has goals to stabilize and promote a vital community for existing homeowners and to provide adequate, affordable housing for qualified individuals and families who are committed to help comtinue the tradition of responsible home ownership in the neighborhood.
    Call: (313) 255-6275
  • Operation ABLE has a mission to provied market responsive programs to meet the employment needs of mature individuals along their career paths.
    Call: (248) 443-0370
    Toll Free: 1-800-922-HIRE
  • The Parade Company is a non-profit that funds, organizes, and coordinates the best family events in metro Detroit including America's Thanksgiving Parade.
    Call: (313) 923-7400
  • Second Chance At Life is determined to provide financial assistance to transplant patients who are waiting for, receiving, or recovering from a transplant. The organization aims to fill a need for these services in Michigan, and are supported by a board that includes dedicated individuals working together to improve the quality of life for transplant patients.
  • SER Metro Detroit, Jobs for Progress, Inc. (SER) is a community-based organization that believes in the potential of each and every individual. SER has assisted thousands of marginalized and disadvantaged residents from across the City of Detroit and the region in becoming self-sufficient through quality employment, education and training programs.


  • SOS Community Service responds with care and respect to families in need by working in partnerships that result in economic, family, and residential stability.
    Call: (313) 485-8730
    Crisis: (313) 485-3222
  • The Suite Dreams Project is a non-profit organization program of the General Sports Fundation. They bring comfort and joy to children affected by serious medical conditions by creating healing environments in their homes, hospitals, and communities in order to improve quality of life and recovery speed.
    Call: (248) 601-0799