We are immensely grateful to Josie Norcia, and Monique Marks for their support of NSO. With so many in need right now, it’s a blessing for NSO to be the beneficiary of their generosity. United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) volunteer engagement manager, Matt Maillard, delivered the items chosen directly from our Welcome Home Wish List that included coffee pots, cookware, dishes, utensils, and other basic household items. United Way for Southeastern Michigan helped collect and deliver the items chosen directly from our Welcome Home Wish List that included coffee pots, cookware, dishes, utensils, and other basic household items.
City of Detroit Chief Operating Office Hakim Berry has enjoyed a distinguished career. Prior to his appointment as the City of Detroit's COO, Berry served as the city's Labor Relations Director leading bargaining negotiations for Detroit's police unions and bargaining for operational improvements that restored pay equity and benefits lost during the city's bankruptcy.
As one of NSO's newest board members, Berry brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the position.
PARTNER DONATION: Detroit Pistons star Jerami Grant's Hour Generation Foundation provides clothing items for our clients
NSO thanks the Hour Generation Foundation for providing warmth to clients living in our shelter. Many consumers come with only the clothes on their backs and without basic need items. The Hour Generation Foundation provided over 100 clothing items which will cover the needs of these individuals for some time.
During the peak of the pandemic, the medical needs of our shelter clients became very apparent. After relocating the Tumaini Center to a larger space to allow us to adhere to CDC safety protocols, we decided to shift our model of service delivery to meet the needs of our clients. The birth of the Detroit Healthy Housing Center was the start of a new era at NSO, where we have fully embraced the complexity of the unique population that we are honored to serve.
In July of 2021, a young couple in their early 20’s arrived at the shelter after moving from out of state to stay with a relative who took their rent money and then evicted them after only few days. The couple was devastated, which was compounded by the fact that the young woman was pregnant. Because she had moved to Michigan from another state, she did not have Michigan Medicaid and was not receiving any prenatal care.
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