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Computer Training Lab

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In partnership with Shift Digital, The Kresge Foundation, and Birmingham FUMC UMW, NOAH launched a Computer Training Lab in August 2015. This lab, with six workstations, is open four days a week for general usage. Providing access to technology allows NOAH clients to craft resumes, submit job applications, and monitor benefits. In 2015, the lab was used by over 370 people.

 

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Partnering with Shift Digital, NOAH offers a “Computers 101” class every other Thursday. This class provides one-on-one assistance not only in learning how to use a computer, but also help with crafting a resume, setting up an email account, filling out job applications, and more. Computers 101 teaches real world skills necessary to finding and maintaining employment.

 


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Skills and Mobility

Partnering with Back Alley Bikes, the nonprofit associated with The Hub of Detroit bike shop in Midtown Detroit, NOAH created an Earn-a-Bike program in July 2015. With public transportation in Detroit a constant struggle for low-income people, we realized that a bicycle can significantly improve an individual’s opportunities to find and maintain employment and housing.

NOAH’s Earn-A-Bike program does more than provide transportation, however. Over the three week course, individuals learn how to completely take apart, repair, and restore a donated bicycle. At the end of the course, they leave with a good as new set of wheels and the skills to fix it when something breaks. Thus far, two cohorts of six students have gone through the program, with 100% attendance and completion. The class inspires motivation and a sense of ownership as students tinker with brakes, gears, ball bearings, and more. The class ends with a celebratory group ride! You can find pictures from previous cohorts on our Facebook page.


 

Art & Soul
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A partnership with First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Art & Soul helps restore dignity among homeless persons in Detroit by inspiring pride and purpose through self-expressive art. We journey with disadvantaged adults through the arts of pottery, painting, knitting, sewing, beading, glass, poetry and more. Our 5th Floor Studio space at Central UMC offers a safe, cozy, art-filled oasis for participants to explore their creative side, make friends, learn new crafts and give structure and an alternative to life on the streets. Art & Soul is staffed by volunteers who assist participants. The program is offered September through June, Mondays and Thursdays from 10:30am-3:00pm. The program begins in the dining hall during the Bag Lunch Program where participants can begin working on small projects. At 12:00pm, the group then moves to the 5th Floor studio where, until 3:00pm, participants are able to work on longer-term projects. The studio is equipped with a kiln for firing ceramics. If you are interested in volunteering with Art & Soul or donating art supplies, please contact Art & Soul Coordinator, Susan Greenhalgh.


Support Groups

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NOAH’s support groups strive to build an environment of mutual support for its participants. By providing an opportunity for individuals to share their journey with one another, NOAH’s group programming encourages members to turn to their peers for guidance. This model fosters trust among participants that extends beyond the walls of NOAH.

Groups are held weekly:

  • Narcotics Anonymous (Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm, Thursdays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm)

The NOAH Project on Facebook

Yesterday, we had the privilege of sharing our lunch hour with a group of college students from Saginaw Valley State University. These students were all from various health and human services programs, such as nursing, social work, and health care administration.

In our lunch discussion, our staff shared the stories that happen here at NOAH and the services that we offer so that these students might gain a glimpse of the joys and challenges that they will find in these fields.

We love to share the stories of transformation and change that happen at NOAH, and how you can be a part of that story. Contact us at info@noahprojectdetroit.org to schedule a date for us to come speak at your church, mosque, school, or civic group.
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We say it often, but only because it's so true: NOAH could not operate in the ways that it does without the help of volunteers. This past Wednesday staff, volunteers, and board members came together to celebrate all of the work that we do together!

Thank you to all of our volunteers! If you're interesting in joining us as a volunteer, check out our online sign up calendar to see when available dates are.
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Isaac is excited about these donated wash cloths! Donated items, such as wash cloths, help make sure that we have hygiene and clothing items to offer our guests when they come through our doors. Plus, donated supplies are a great way to support NOAH if you live far away or are unable to come down to volunteer with the Bag Lunch Program. As we settle into warmer weather, we could use your help with stocking up on the following items:

- wash cloths
- underwear
- conditioner
- lotion

Donations can be mailed to 23 E. Adams Detroit, MI 48226 or you can drop off donations Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. If you have any questions, contact Isaac Dunn at idunn@noahprojectdetroit.org.
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