The NOAH Project has had a great impact on my life over the last year and a half. At NOAH, I've gained an understanding of how relationships are a vital part of ministry, how to work alongside my clients to achieve their goals, and how to advocate for better services for people experiencing homelessness. In my job as a caseworker, I've had many, many opportunities to sit down one-on-one with clients, listen to their unique stories, and offer resources, information, and compassion. In fact, since beginning at NOAH, I have held 1,290 casework sessions! In honor of the relationships formed and the work accomplished during these casework sessions, I want to raise $645, which equals about 50¢ for each of these session.
THE NOAH Project's mission is to empower low-income and homeless Detroiters to achieve stability by being a first step 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:
- Welcome all people with hospitality, recognize their dignity, and practice acceptance
- Build long-term trusting relationships
- Provide patient, holistic care
- Support personal growth through empowerment
AND IT ALL STARTS WITH A SIMPLE MEAL, WHICH YOUR DONATION CAN PROVIDE!