Host a Housewarming Party for NSO!
The success of the A Place to Call Home Housewarming Parties held for the NSO Bell Building in 2011, 2012, and 2013, and the many request from supporters, have inspired us to make housewarming parties an ongoing opportunity to change a life.
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 register to host a party, click here. 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.
Life Choices – Childrens Services Open House
In celebration of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Life Choices will hold an open house for its Childrens Services program on Tuesday, March 18, 3-6 p.m. at the Harper-Gratiot Multi Service Center. They will showcase their new location and services, including Supports Coordination, Matrix Theatre Workshop, SPIN and PLAY. Ckick here for more information.
Youth Initiatives Project Breakfast
Saturday, March 29
2014 TAX PREPARATION
NSO's Harper Gratiot Multi-Service Center, located at 9641 Harper Avenue, will serve as a tax preparation site for the Accounting Aid Society (AAS) from January 25-April 12 (SATURDAY's ONLY). Those interested in attending are encouraged to call AAS at 313-556-1920 to make an appointment. Only a small amount of slots will be left open for walk-ins.
Eligibility for this free service is based on these household income limits:
$52,000 or less for families (married couple or having more than one person in the home)
$35,000 or less for an individual (if you are not working, you may still be eligible for some tax credits)
Please click here for information and a list of what documents to bring to the appointment.
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 Michelle Bosau at 313-961-4890 x 1023 or firstname.lastname@example.org.