City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers

City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers
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The City of Detroit is partnering with city-contracted service providers, the faith-based community and others to reach more homeless individuals and families and help them get into shelters or warming centers this weekend (Jan. 5-7) as temperatures drop to dangerous lows.

In addition to the warming centers and current outreach efforts, the city will be coordinating expanded volunteer-assisted canvassing in targeted areas where the homeless are known to congregate between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 5, 6, 7).

The additional patrols will help distribute information and ensure that anyone out in the cold is connected to a service provider, warming center or other shelter. The patrols will also help coordinate distribution of resources like winter hats, gloves and socks.

If you would like to help, please donate new winter hats, gloves and socks at the following locations:

The Noah Project at the Central Detroit Methodist

  • 23 E Adams Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
  • (313) 965-5422

The Pope Francis Center

  • 438 St Antoine St, Detroit, MI 48226
  • (313) 964-2823

Residents can also support the outreach effort by giving monetary donations to the following organizations:

  • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
  • Cass Community Social Services
  • Southwest Solutions
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