23 East Adams | Detroit, MI 48226
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History

In 1976, members of Central United Methodist Church saw that people in their community needed food. Responding to this basic need, church members began offering a Bag Lunch to anyone who came to their door twice per week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This program, now nearly 40 years old, remains the cornerstone of the NOAH Project.

In 1999, realizing that people needed more than just a lunch, Central partnered with Family Service, Inc. and created the NOAH Project (Networking, Organizing, and Advocating for the Homeless). NOAH began offering social services and physical health counseling.

In 2003, NOAH was transferred to the Central United Methodist Church of Detroit Community Development Corporation, our 501(c) 3. In 2014, responding to the coldest and snowiest winter in Detroit’s history, NOAH opened wide its doors and created the NOAH Community Center. We extended our hours and are now open to people from 9:00am to 2:00pm Monday through Thursday. NOAH also expanded its Bag Lunch Program to serve lunch on all four days. This growth has spurred the creation of the Community Center.

Recent Updates

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The fellowship hall is set and ready to go! All it needs now is you and your friends enjoying the yummy soups that are being made.

Don't forget to join us Sunday morning at 11:45 for Bowls of Hope!
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Where can you find yummy soup from local restaurants like Mudgies and Russel Street Deli, tasty bread from Avalon Bakery, and beautiful hand-painted bowls made by Art and Soul artists? Find all of this at The NOAH Project's Bowls of Hope fundraiser this Sunday!

Bowls of Hope will take place on the second floor of Central United Methodist Church from 11:45 until 1:15. Invite your friends and family to an afternoon of yummy food that will benefit NOAH and our Art and Soul participants!
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How do you make the NOAH staff this happy? Send us multiple boxes of deodorant and razors. Thank you so much to the donor of these hygiene items that we received in the past week!

If you want to be responsible for this level of joy, we're currently in need of lotion, conditioner, and soap. Email info@noahprojectdetroit.org to arrange a drop off if you have any items you'd like to donate.
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Not only is today the first day of Spring, it's our new Community Center Manager's first day of work!

Angela Loewen will be taking over the operation of NOAH's Community Center and the programs that operate within it. We are excited to welcome her to the NOAH Family. Feel free to do the same by sending her an email at aloewen@noahprojectdetroit.org.
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