Social Work Warriors In Action

Updated: 05.28.20

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 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. 

Please check this page regularly, we will be posting new organizations weekly. 

Area Agency on Aging 1C- The Senior Alliance 

We empower people with needs, to live with dignity in the community they choose, by providing available services. The Senior Alliance offers in-home programs, nutritional assistance, education, and advocacy for older adult issues and concerns.  

Donate here

Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Emergency Assistance 

Inspired by the life and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we: tend to people's basic needs, especially the need for food, strive to stimulate minds and nourish spirits, and work to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community. Programming includes meal programs, children's services, substance abuse services, a working urban farm and a bakery run by clients. 

In all we do, we seek to build alliances with others who share a commitment to this vision. 

Ways to give

Community Care Services Lincoln Park

CCS is a nonprofit agency that serves people with mental health and substance use disorders. We operate a variety of programs for children and adults that focus on the individual's unique needs. We start with the person first — developing innovative services that provide the care, resources, and connections to help each person in the best way possible. 

Donate here

Freedom House

Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those "yearning to breathe free." 

Guided by our belief that all persons deserve to live free from oppression and to be treated with justice, compassion and dignity, we offer a continuum of care and services to our residents as well as to other refugees in need. We advocate for systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of asylum seekers. 

Donate here


To empower survivors to heal and engage all individuals and communities to address and prevent sexual assault and intimate partner violence. As Oakland County's only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people each year. 

Donate here

Personalized Nursing Light House, Inc

To be an innovative and effective behavioral healthcare corporation (utilizing the Personalized Nursing LIGHT Model) that strives for excellence clinically as well as administratively. Specifically, our intent is to:  

  • Increase client well-being. 
  • Decrease addiction severity. 
  • Improve the quality of clients' mental health. 
  • Improve clients' primary physical health. 
  • Contribute positively to society. 

All services will integrate substance use disorder, mental health and primary health care treatment into cohesive, and client-centered programs.

Contact us

Southwest Solutions 

Southwest Solutions has pursued its mission to help build a stronger and healthier 
community since 1972. We provide a broad range of programs in the areas of 
human development, economic development, and community engagement. These three areas 
together form a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy and effort that impacts more than 10,000 people a year 

Donate here

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.