Social Work Warriors In Action
Amid the pandemic, please know that we are making efforts to live up to our urban mission and social work values and ethics by supporting agencies and community partners with clients who may be challenged by the consequences of self-quarantine or with limited access to necessities. The spread of the Coronavirus means that regular volunteer activities and donation drives to our communities are limited or have been suspended. However, there are several agencies in need of assistance. We have organized the following list of needs and we encourage you to engage in these activities in the safest way possible and stay Warrior Strong.
Please continually check this page, we will be posting new organizations regularly.
Affirmations is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. We are housed in a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility in the heart of downtown Ferndale, at the Northern border of the City of Detroit. Mission: Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe!
All Well-Being Services (AWBS) is a 501(c)(3) human services organization that has provided services to residents of Wayne County for over sixty-five years. A CARF accredited organization, AWBS provides an extensive range of evidence-based services for children, adults, seniors and families. We provide a variety of therapeutic, prevention, and vocational experiences. We are committed to helping people by offering them quality health and human services. At All Well-Being Services (AWBS), we are committed to improving the lives of the people we serve.
Our Mission - To prevent and reduce the incidence and trauma of child sexual and physical abuse in Macomb County, Michigan through collaborative, multidisciplinary, and effective family-centered activities
Care House is the designated Children's Trust Fund Council for Macomb County and provides child abuse prevention and education services in the community. Care House is also an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance – a not-for-profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish and improve Children's Advocacy Centers
CARE House of Oakland County is a children's advocacy center, providing first-rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency based in Pontiac, Michigan, serving the residents of Oakland County Michigan. Founded in 1977 as the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Oakland County, we currently offer an array of programs focused on the identification and treatment of child abuse victims, and on child abuse prevention.
Our mission is to be a leading resource in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children through advocacy, education, intervention, research, training, and treatment, in collaboration with the community. Our vision is to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County through intervention, prevention and treatment.
Family Youth Interventions (FYI) was founded in 1975 as Macomb County Youth Interim Care Facility (MCYICF), a component of Comprehensive Youth Services, Inc. (CYS).In the mid-90's, the agency changed its' name to Family Youth Interventions. In 2000, FYI located to Mount Clemens to be more centrally located within the county. FYI started to expand in 2005 with a grant accepted for a Homeless Youth Program which provides housing, counseling, case management services and life skills. In 2006, a grant was approved for the Street Outreach Program (SOP) which initially operated out of the residential building. And in 2009, the Homeless Youth Program was expanded to include a residential program which opened to residents in March of '11. Family Youth Interventions has always been the only organization of its kind in Macomb County. We work closely with counseling agencies, the Macomb County Juvenile Court, Children's Protective Services, schools and psychiatric hospitals.
Serving our community since 1993, Jewish Family Services is founded on the Jewish principles of caring for and "giving back" to our diverse community. JFS is dedicated to strengthening family life, fostering individual self-sufficiency and promoting improved social and economic conditions. Our employees are well-trained professionals dedicated to excellence. Our staff, board and volunteers reach out to families, youth, older adults, disabled individuals, and refugees to offer the latest and most innovative strategies. The JFS environment reflects a deeply held belief that the dignity and needs of each individual are the primary motivation for all we do.
Mariners Inn is a leading treatment center, nationally acclaimed for its professional approach toward alleviating the problems of homelessness and substance abuse. Mariners Inn is licensed as a residential and outpatient treatment center through the Office of Substance Abuse Services for the State of Michigan Department of Public Health and accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The Strengthening Families Program at Mariners Inn provides services and is dedicated to educating and counseling the families of clients in substance abuse treatment. The Alumni & Outreach Program provides a safe and productive environment for former clients to receive counseling, case management, referrals, and recreational activities.
Additional opportunities to help:
You can also support our Social Work Warrior students with a donation to our Social Work Student Emergency Scholarship Fund.
The State of Michigan has developed a website with volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to fellow Michiganders.