23 East Adams | Detroit, MI 48226
313.965.5422

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Mission and Philosophy

“Everyone had a big heart. That’s exactly what I needed — a head start and a helping hand.”

-Brian, NOAH client


The mission of the NOAH Project is to empower low income and homeless Detroiters to achieve stability by serving as the first step on the journey to self sufficiency.

The NOAH Project operates a Community Center in downtown Detroit for people living on the streets. Offering lunch four days a week, one-on-one social services, physical health counseling, empowerment-based programming, and emergency needs, we strive to build a family support system for those who come to us.

We believe that change comes through positive, trusting relationships. At NOAH, we support individuals by developing trusting relationships founded upon acceptance — acceptance of who that person is. When acceptance is combined with compassion and honesty, it builds trust. By creating an environment founded on trusting relationships, we develop a family for people so they have the support necessary to change and grow.

We build all of our services on our mission and core values:

i. Welcome all people with hospitality, recognize their dignity, and practice acceptance
ii. Build long-term trusting relationships
iii. Patient, holistic care
iv. Personal growth through empowerment

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James has been a big part of the NOAH family since last September. James is one of the 106 individuals engaged through our Street Outreach, which began in April 2016. For people who are truly living on the streets, getting into housing can be very difficult and oftentimes overwhelming. However, Street Outreach engages these individuals and builds trusting relationships with them, allowing NOAH to support these individuals as they go through the arduous housing process. Of the 106 individuals Street Outreach has engaged, over 60 of them, roughly 56%, have been housed or connected to a housing agency as a result of Street Outreach. It's the smiles on people's faces like James, who just received his keys, that remind us of the importance of meeting people where they are, and building trust and companionship. ...

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Look how nice and full our hygiene cabinet looks! Thanks to those of you who have answered our requests for more hygiene items. Our guests appreciate it. In fact, we gave out over 60 hygiene items during our casework sessions yesterday, which means we can run through our supplies quickly. If you've wanted to donate supplies to NOAH, remember, its never too late! You can send donations to 23 E. Adams Detroit, MI 48226 or drop them off M-F from 9am-5pm. ...

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Ever wonder what a week at NOAH looks like? Here are some numbers to show how we stayed busy this past week. If you would like to learn more about our programs, or how you can get involved here, email us at info@noahprojectdetroit.org

From left to right:
- Our bag lunch program served 939 lunches with the help of 54 volunteers
- Our Casework staff held 86 one-on-one casework sessions
- Our Dental Clinic saw 35 patients.
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