SAY Detroit provides pathways to success for Detroiters in need.
As a 501 (c)(3) organization, it has been changing lives for the better since 2006, when its founder, Mitch Albom, wrote about how Detroit was providing homeless people three-day shelter parties to get them off the streets while tourists were in town for the Super Bowl. A city that is super just for a weekend isn’t very special come Monday, so we put out a call to raise enough to at least help all year long. The idea of SAY Detroit is in its letters: Super. All. Year.
Under a holistic umbrella of initiatives and partnerships, SAY Detroit is home to a free health clinic (SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic in Highland Park), an after school motivational learning center (SAY Detroit Play Center, Van Dyke & 7 Mile), a housing program for working families (Working Homes / Working Families), volunteer efforts (A Time to Help) and more for Detroit's youth, seniors, veterans, and other vulnerable populations.
- More than 50 Detroit families given refurbished homes through Working Homes / Working Families
- 4,000 annual patient visits at the SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic
- 84% of targeted students at SAY Detroit Play Center have improved 1 year or more in reading