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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Three of our Ignition Groups joined together tonight to spread some love this Valentine's Day by packaging 250 lunches to be served to the homeless tomorrow through The NOAH Project Detroit. Thank you for serving! ...

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We try to show our clients love every day, but with the help of Neumann/Smith Architecture we were able to show a little extra love today. Along with delicious lunches, Neumann/Smith Architecture brought bingo and Valentine's Day balloons for our lunch guests to enjoy. It was a great addition to our regular day! ...

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Thanks to our staff that helped assemble 250 lunches on behalf of the The NOAH Project Detroit. We will be downtown tomorrow helping this great organization serve hundreds of homeless Detroiters. ...

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