Our Community Outreach team supports members of the community, through food and clothing pantries, providing hygiene products, and emergency material aid such as transportation and the cost of items needed to assist in gaining employment (e.g. identification, interview clothing, etc.) on a one-time basis. We partner with community organizations to assist in meeting the needs of youth, families and adults in need of support.

To make an appointment for emergency material aid, please contact us by phone at 313-398-9445 or email at to schedule an appointment.


Domestic Violence

If you are experiencing domestic violence and are in immediate danger, please call 911.  If you are not in immediate danger and would like to speak with someone, please call a local hotline which you can find by entering your zip code here or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. 

Search for Domestic Violence programs near you by clicking here.

Homeless Shelters 

Enter 'Homeless Shelters Near Me' in your web browser  to find Homeless Shelters near you.


Adult Literacy Programs

2651 Saulino Court, Dearborn
To enroll in ESL classes, contact 313-842-6762; to enroll in GED or workforce development, contact 313-945-8159


Detroit Public Library-Parkman Branch
1766 Oakman Blvd., Detroit
To become a literacy tutor or seek literacy help, contact 313-481-1814


Detroit Public Schools Community District


Dominican Literacy Center
5555 Connor, Suite 1414 at the Samaritan Center, Detroit

To become a tutor or enroll in Adult Basic Education, ESL or GED preparation, contact 313-267-1000


Focus: HOPE
1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit

To enroll in academic readiness, integrated advanced manufacturing, information technology, and pre-apprenticeship programs, contact 313-494-4393


Mercy Education Project
1450 Howard St., Detroit
To become a tutor or enroll in GED or adult basic education classes for women, contact


Oakland Literacy Council
2550 S. Telegraph Road, Suite 103, Bloomfield Hills
To seek literacy or ESL help or to become a literacy tutor, contact


St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
16800 Trinity St., Detroit
To enroll in GED preparation at any of five locations in Detroit or become a tutor, contact


Siena Literacy Center
16888 Trinity St., Detroit

To enroll in adult literacy and ESL tutoring or to become a tutor, contact


Southwest Solutions
4214 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit

To enroll in ESL, literacy, GED, or workforce development programs in southwest Detroit or become a tutor, contact

P.O. Box 183542

Shelby Township, MI  48318

(313) 398-9445



Community Partners


Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD)

Detroit Public Library-Detroit Reads!

Detroit Training Center

Heilmann Recreation Center

United Way of Southeastern Michigan



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