Neighborhood Service Organization
Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) was established in 1955 as a private non-profit human service agency. The Mission of NSO is to provide diverse and innovative community development programs and community services to meet the changing needs of the regions population. Prevention and training are fundamental components of our programs. These components empower consumers and enhance the skills of other professionals.
Help NSO Reach Its Goal In The Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge
Through May 30th you can vote for NSO once a day to win the 2013 Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge.
Please take a moment to vote. It's easy.
Simply Click Here and check the box next to the NSO logo to cast your vote today.
Based on the number of votes, Art Van gives the top three nonprofits $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000, respectively. Money raised through this challenge will help fund further renovations of the NSO Bell Building, which is home to 155 formerly homeless individuals and will soon house NSO's administrative offices.
We encourage you to tell your friends, family and neighbors, and share on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Annual Report to the Community and Awards
Please join us for our Annual Report to the Community Dinner and Awards at the NSO Bell Building on June 25, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. This is a time to celebrate the success of the past year, showcase goals for the future, thank those who helped us succeed and, most importantly, applaud the achievements of individuals we serve.
This year's honorees are:
Carol Gross, The Skillman Foundation
Senator Carl Levin, United States Senate
Karla Henderson, City of Detroit
Shaunda Minley, Thankful Enough to Give
North Oakland Vocational Center (NOVA)
Inspired Life Awards
Percey Blount, NSO Life Choices
Maurica Daffin, NSO Youth Initiatives Project
Roberta McFadden, NSO Homeless Services - Bridges
Sequoia Pegues, NSO Life Choices
Sarah Presson, NSO Older Adult Services
Prior to the event, we will be dedicating a tree planted in honor of the late Eleanor Josaitis, co-founder of Focus: HOPE and a heartfelt supporter of NSO's rejuvenation of the former Michigan Bell Building. The dedication will take place at 4:30 pm and guided tours of the NSO Bell Building will be available from 5- 6 pm, prior to the Annual Report to the Community.
You can register here for the tree dedication, tour and Annual Report to the Community or send a check to NSO RTC at 220 Bagley Street, Suite 1200 Detroit, MI 48226. The cost to attend the Report is $100 per person or $800 for a corporate table of eight.
Save the Date
NSO's Annual RiverRun and Walk, featuring Handlebars for the Homeless is slated to take place Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Rivard Plaza on the Detroit RiverWalk.
7 am - Registration
8 am - Bicycle Tour Begins
9 am - Run/Walk Begins
Run/Walk or Cycle: $25 through September 8; $30 September 9 through 14
All registrants will recieve a t-shirt and will be entered into a raffle to recieve gift cards from businesses such as Slow's BBQ, MooseJaw and many more.
Running awards will go to the Top Three Males and Females, as well as Top Male and Female Masters and Seniors.
More details to come...
Are you part of a service, corporate or faith group interested in learning more about the NSO Bell Building? We can arrange a special tour for your group to learn more about this significant investment in the City of Detroit and how it is changing the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
The one-hour tours are hosted by a NSO Bell Building resident and NSO staff. A minimum of five guests are required to arrange a group tour. Groups larger than 10 will be divided into smaller groups.
Tours are by appointment only and take place Monday-Saturday. To arrange a tour, please contact Denise Figurski at 313-961-4890 x 1069 or email@example.com.
NSO Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded with a Three-Year CARF Accreditation for our addiction and mental health programs. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. CARF, formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an international accrediting body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
We were accredited, through October 2014, in four categories:
• Case Management/Services Coordination: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
• Crisis Intervention: Mental Health (Adults)
• Outpatient Treatment:
-Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults)
-Integrated Developmental Disabilities (DD) /Mental Health (Adults)
- Integrated DD/Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
-Mental Health (Adults)
• Supported Living: Mental Health (Adults)