Michigan NSO

Upcoming Events       


Handlebars for the Homeless

Sunday, August 16

9 a.m. - noon

NSO Bell Building, 882 Oakman Blvd., Detroit

You are invited to join NSO for the 2015 Handlebars for the Homeless Bicycle Tour on Sunday, August 16, 2015.  The guided tour is a relaxing 16-mile ride through some of Detroit's beautiful neighborhoods, parks and other Detroit gems. Novice and experienced cyclists will both enjoy this scenic tour which includes planned stops at key points of interest.
 All participants will receive a NSO Handlebars for the Homeless high-performance T-shirt, as well as morning

refreshments, a light lunch and more. SAG (Support & Gear) Support will be available throughout the tour.
The tour will begin and end at the NSO Bell Building on Oakman Blvd.  This historic building (the former Michigan Bell Building) has been renovated to provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless adults and house NSO's Corporate Offices. 

Register by August 9 to take advantage of our discounted Early Registration and discounted Team Registration. Click here to register.
For information on participating or sponsoring NSO's Handlebars for the Homeless click here or contact: Denise Figurski by email or call 313-961-4890, ext. 1069.

**Guided tours of the NSO Bell Building will be available following the bike event.

To view the photo album from the 2014 event, click here.

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.