NSO's Homeless Services Super Heroes Keeping those experiencing homeless safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
NSO 's Detroit Healthy Housing Center and Supportive Housing programs all lead HOME. These programs make NSO and its people one of the largest forces in the City of Detroit for alleviating and resolving the chronic issue of homelessness in our community. Through all of our homeless programs, NSO housed hundreds of homeless individuals. In facilitating the dream of finding a safe haven and a place to call home for as many in need as possible, NSO staff, families and volunteers understand that there is no one solution or approach for each individual. Sometimes, the cry for help is violent or irrational. Sometimes, it is a quiet or reluctant plea. Regardless, we are listening and responding with our compassion, our skills and our experience, making a difference for individuals and our community.
Detroit Healthy Housing Center NSO's Detroit Healthy Housing Center (DHHC) is part of a $20 Million vision and is our innovative approach to end chronic homelessness in the City of Detroit. It is a comprehensive site with a holistic service model, pairing housing and an emergency shelter with healthcare, extensive case management and supportive services. The project aims to not only end homelessness but promote health equity and well-being while uplifting and developing the community. This new one-of-a-kind service delivery model for low-barrier emergency shelter will operate using four core pillars.
Housing is Healthcare
Social Justice Programming
The DHHC will provide emergency shelter for 56 single adults with specific focus on the medically fragile and women. Permanent housing transition support services will be provided to all residents. The DHHC will also include a Medical Respite unit along with an integrated health clinic. Medical Respite is an evidence-based temporary care strategy for individuals experiencing homelessness. The model offers medical and behavioral health care and wraparound services for individuals who are too sick to be in a shelter or on the street, but not sick enough to remain hospitalized. This model which has been implemented across the country has proven to be effective in improving the health outcomes and well-being for the population served in addition to reducing the overall costs of care. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING NSO’s Supportive Housing uses a “Housing First” approach to provide permanent supportive housing services to formerly homeless adults. Our immediate and primary goal is to help individuals to quickly access and sustain permanent housing. NSO’s commitment to Supportive Housing includes the renovation of the historic Michigan Bell building into 155 one-bedroom apartments for formerly homeless adults as well as supportive scattered-site housing throughout the city. NSO continues its mission to end homelessness through the development of 45 apartment supportive housing project-The Clay Center, a campus to end homelessness on the corner of Mack and Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. The Center is scheduled to open in 2020. NSO Bell Building In 2012, NSO opened the largest supportive housing apartment complex for homeless individuals in the city of Detroit. The historic Michigan Bell Building was transformed into 155 one-bedroom apartments, providing homes for formerly homeless adults. The program provides all necessary services to empower residents to take charge of their life by connecting them to life skills groups, substance abuse services, basic computer skills, employment services, and primary health care at the on-site, Federally Qualified Health Center and Mobile Dental service.
NSO Clay Apartments The NSO Clay Campus is a comprehensive site with an all-inclusive service model, pairing housing and emergency shelter with healthcare, case management and supportive services, that will focus on ending homelessness for the people we serve and uplift our entire community. This innovative campus will include 42 units of Permanent Supportive Housing, emergency shelter for 56 adults and a service center to offer integrated health care and wraparound services.