Michigan NSO

Upcoming Events


Thursday, June 19, 2014

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Julian C. Madison Building, 1420 Washington Blvd. – Detroit

Join Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) for a relaxed evening of networking and socializing. Help us celebrate the consumers that inspire us daily, as well as individuals and organizations that help NSO make a difference in the lives of so many in our community.  The evening will include a light strolling dinner and a beer and wine bar. 


Individual Tickets: $75 per person
Friend of NSO Sponsor: $500 (4 tickets)
Inspired Supporter Sponsor: $1,000 (8 tickets)
Additional Sponsorship Levels Also Available

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

President’s Award:

  • Quicken Loans, Mr. Bill Emerson
  • Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc. (BHPI), Mr. David Schmehl

Champion Award:

  • Rep. Phil Cavanagh, State Representative Michigan’s 10th House District
  • Mr. Robby Eimers, State Representative
  • Henry Ford Health System Office of Clinical Quality & Safety, Mrs. Carrie Tuskey
  • Michigan Alliance for Families, Ms. Caryn Pack Ivey

Inspired Life Award: 

  • Mr. Red Bull Harris, NSO Youth Initiatives Project (YIP)
  • Ms. Linda Hicks, NSO Older Adult Services
  • Mr. Jason Phelps, NSO Life Choices
  • Mr. Eddie O. Williams, NSO Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
  • Mr. Romeros Windom, NSO Homeless Recovery Service 


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.

Changing Osborn

Please join us on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Matrix Center (13560 East NcNichols, Detroit 48205) as the Youth Initiatives Project hosts "Changing Osborn, a youth summit on transportation, blight, safety and more."

Young men and women from teh Osborn community are invited to discuss the important issues that affect their daily lives and future with community and city leaders.  Attendees will participate in panel discussions and breakout sessions.

To register or for more information, please call 313-670-0219.

NSO HIPPY Completion Celebration

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

5:30 – 7:00 pm

HGMSC – Detroit

NSO Life Choices Graduation Party

June Date:  TBD

Location:  TBD

NSO Bell Residents - PhotoVoice Public Exhibit

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4 – 7 pm

NSO Bell Building

NSO HGMSC Community Festival

Saturday, July 19, 2014

10 am – 3 pm


NSO Handlebars for the Homeless

Sunday, August 17, 2014

9 am Registration / 10 am Start

Handlebars for the Homeless is a bike tour of the city that will highlight Detroit’s hidden treasures while educating participants on how NSO is working to end, not just manage, homelessness.  The tour will begin at the NSO Bell Building before winding through some of Detroit’s most beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks.

NSO ‘In Their Shoes’ – 5K Run & Walk

Saturday, September 13, 2014

7 am Registration / 9 am Start

Palmer Park, Detroit, MI

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.