Auntie Na's House | SHARE Detroit

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Sonia Brown
Main Address:
12028 Yellowstone
Detroit, MI 48204

What We Do

Auntie Na's Village provides a place of support and survival for those who are left unprotected by traditional government or non-profit social services. In their attempt to conform to the expectations of foundations and the criteria for government assistance, many institutions end up excluding and ignoring huge populations of marginalized people. Auntie Na simply tries to respond to the needs in her community, and maintains that “the only thing I turn down is my collar.” For her, this means supporting any and all who humble themselves to ask for her help. Her outreach program primarily supports low-income families, but also works with people with developmental disabilities, those recovering from drug addiction, and those surviving domestic violence.

In short, Auntie Na reaches out to all those who fall through the cracks of our broken system. In the last decade, although this neighborhood has seen many houses abandoned and many stores boarded up, Auntie Na’s House has remained as the cornerstone of the community.

Interesting Info

Over 200 families per week.
We were of the leading sources of food relief during the beginning stages of COVID-19

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