Michigan NSO

Upcoming Events       

        Meet Academy Award Winner J.K. Simmons


            Event to benefit NSO
          Monday, April 6, 2015 from 9-11 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
          MotorCity Casino Hotel - Sound Board
     2901 Grand River Avenue    Detroit, MI 48201

Born in Detroit in 1955, J.K. Simmons studied voice and composition before working for years as a stage actor, eventually making his way to Broadway. He turned to TV and film as well, with a wide range of roles in projects like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Gift, Spider-Man, Juno and Up in the Air. 

Having already been honored with a slew of critics' awards, in 2015 he earned a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in the category of supporting actor, the first Oscar nomination and win of his career, for his role as harsh jazz bandleader Terence Fletcher in the film Whiplash.

In the film For the Love of the Game, Simmons, a life-long Detroit Tigers fan, played the role of Detroit Tigers' manager Frank Perry.  On Monday, April 6, 2015, he will have the honor of throwing out the Tigers' Opening Day First Pitch. 

Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased in advance. SEATING IS LIMITED to the first 150 guests to register!

A special thank you to our event sponsor 

For more information, contact Denise Figurski at dfigurski@nso-mi.org or 313-961-4890 ext. 1069



Brighten the Day of a Senior by Delivering Them a Hot Meal on Easter  

In partnership with Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA), we will be delivering 270 meals to seniors in North Detroit on Easter morning, April 5.  We are in need of 54 volunteers to deliver these meals to homebound seniors.  

The 270 seniors will be split up into 27 routes with 10 seniors per route.  Each route will take approximately one hour.  We recommend that volunteers deliver in pairs with one person driving and the other person delivering the meal to the clients' doors.  If you like, volunteer teams can request to deliver more than one route when they RSVP to volunteer.  DAAA will provide turn-by-turn directions for each route.

Please RSVP by emailing your completed Meals on Wheels volunteer form to Denise Figurski at dfigurski@nso-mi.org or faxing it to 313-883-6206.

Please click here for more information and the volunteer forms.


Every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., through April 11, our Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center (9641 Harper) will be a location for the Accounting Aid Society's Free Income Tax Help.  Volunteers will be on-site to assist families, with incomes up to $53,000 and individuals who make up to $35,000, in preparing their 2014 taxes.

Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling 313-556-1920.

Handlebars for the Homeless

Sunday, August 16

NSO In Their Shoes 5K - 60's Style

Saturday, September 26

Host a Housewarming Party for NSO!


A Place to Call Home Housewarming Party is an opportunity for an individual, family, business, congregation, club, school or community group to invite friends, relatives, co-workers and group members to donate quality, new, household items needed to make an apartment a home for formerly homeless adults in NSO's Supportive Housing Program. 

We hope you will join us in creating A Place to Call Home for our most vulnerable neighbors, helping them to begin a new life and overcome the challenges that kept them on the streets.  To view the party host instruction packet, which includes instructions, a timeline, invitations and your party-specific gift registry at Target, click here.    

There are more than 20,000 homeless men and women living on the streets of Detroit, alone.  NSO Homeless Recovery Services' goal is to end homelessness for them, not just manage their homelessness.  The program provides supportive housing for formerly homeless adults in apartments and homes across Wayne County including the NSO Bell Building. Using the "Housing First" model, NSO moves chronically homeless individuals off the streets and into a safe environment where they receive life-restoring supportive care, helping them to live productive lives.

A Place to Call Home…

The Place to Call Home campaign is an important part of the $10 million fundraising effort to support the transformation of the former Michigan Bell Telephone Building into an innovative permanent, supportive housing program that will help end homelessness in Detroit. A Place to Call Home is focused specifically on the renovation of each of the 155 apartments.

Your $5,000 pledge will provide a home!

Individuals, families, businesses, congregations, school and community groups can pledge to sponsor one of the 155 apartments in the NSO Bell Building. Your pledge of $5,000 will help NSO fully renovate an apartment and help provide vital support services.

A Place to Call Home sponsors will become a member of Friends of NSO Bell and will receive special recognition, including a plaque placed by the door of the sponsored apartment and in the building’s public lobby. A Place to Call Home sponsors will also receive a commemorative tile and an invitation to a special ribbon-cutting event to officially welcome residents to their new homes.

Learn More Today!

Contact Denise Figurski at 313-961-4890 x 1069 or dfigurski@nso-mi.org.