Missions Supported by Everybody's Church
BALDWIN CENTER – A human services agency whose mission is to feed, clothe, educate and empower all disadvantaged men, women and children in the community of Pontiac. Contact Baldwin at 248.332.6101
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS) – CWS is a cooperative ministry of Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations providing sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief and refugee assistance. They provide educational resources and offer opportunities to join a people to people network of local and global caring. 517.484.7144.
CORNERSTONE SCHOOLS – Independent Detroit schools offering, in close partnership with parents, an excellent education preparing children for life and leadership. Cornerstone is the first Detroit school to meet the rigorous accreditation standards of ISACS, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. Contact: 313.892.1860.
COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) - this organization exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also exists to advocate for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness. Contact: CHARLES PEARSON, Programs Director 313-831-3777 Ext. 280.
FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION ON FOSTER CARE – Seeks to enlist faith based community support and work with congregations of all faiths throughout our metropolitan Detroit area in order to raise awareness of the critical needs and to help support foster families and children. Contact: Kate Thoresen 248.643.8373.
FAR CONSERVATORY OF THERAPEUTIC AND PERFORMING ARTS – FAR Conservatory of Therapeutic and Performing Arts offers therapeutic fine arts, recreation and enrichment classes. All of FAR’s programs are designed to help individuals with special needs identify their strengths and overcome weaknesses. Some of FAR’s offerings: art, bowling, cooking, dance, drama, gardening, ice hockey, ice skating, music speed skating, swimming, teen clubs, tutoring and young adult clubs. 248.646.3347.
FORGOTTEN HARVEST – Relieving hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers. Contact: Anna Wallbillich 248.967.1500 ext. 104.
FORT STREET OPEN DOOR – Serving the homeless and poor through facilities at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, it has since expanded its reach to the down river and Highland Park areas. Open Door serves over 21,000 meals annually and also provides vital services such as clothing, medical services, haircuts and showering facilities. Contact: 313.961.4533.
FURNITURE BANK OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN – The Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides gently used furniture, appliances and beds at no charged to low income families who have been referred by human service agencies and live in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Contact: 248.332.1300.
GLEANER’S COMMUNITY FOOD BANK – With broad community backing and support, Gleaner’s provides surplus donated and low-cost food and personal care products to people in need in southeastern Michigan. Contact: 313.932.3535.
HAVEN – Haven is the Oakland County center for the prevention and treatment of domestic violence and assault. Contact: 248.334.1284.
LIGHTHOUSE OF OAKLAND COUNTY – Lighthouse of Oakland County provides a wide range of services to low-income families to help them move from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency and independence. Lighthouse provides emergency food, housing, medical, utility and other services to people who need immediate help; transitional housing to homeless women and children; and financial education and affordable housing counseling. Contact: 248.920.6060.
Orchard's Children and Family Services - Orchards is a resource for children in need of foster or adoptive families. They provide resources pre-and post-adoption as well as recruiting and training families to foster or adopt. Contact: Michael E. Williams, 248-258-0440.
PONTIAC SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS – First Presbyterian Church provides literacy tutors at the Louisa May Alcott Elementary School for all grades and for 7th graders at Abraham Lincoln Middle School. The Filmer Foundation, along with FPC, has provided funds for resources, enrichment programming and special projects to meet basic needs of the children and their families. Contact: Kathy Nyberg, 248.644.2906.
PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGES OF MICHIGAN – Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization which has served seniors of all faiths since 1945. PVM currently has 21 senior living communities including independent apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and subsidized and market rate senior housing. , 248.281.2040
SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN – The Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan provides professional therapeutic counseling and educational services to all God’s people seeking wholeness through emotional and spiritual growth. Where insurance and income do not permit our standard fee, an adjusted fee scale is used, supported by many local churches including our own FPC of Birmingham. 248.474.4701
SERENITY SERVICES – Serenity Services provides supportive services in Wayne County to individuals and their children who have experienced domestic violence and empowers survivors by providing case management services, individual and group counseling, court advocacy services, support groups, counseling and support for prisoner reentry, community training and education and referrals. 313.267.1911.
SKYLINE CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER – Welcoming and serving all, especially those in need, by creating sanctuary where God’s creation, spirit and unconditional love can be experienced in a way that nurtures and transforms lives. Contact: Skyline Office 248.644.2043.
South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless (Welcome Inn) -
SOUTH OAKLAND SHELTER – South Oakland Shelter (SOS) is a short-term shelter program for single adults and families from any county(not just Oakland). This shelter is run as a “rotating mobile shelter” where the clients stay with various church congregations who host them for one week at a time. Clients also receive case management services such as help in job search, locating affordable housing, advocacy, budgeting skills, and referral to outside community resources. 248.546.6566.
YUCATAN PENINSULA MISSION (YPM) – YPM grew out of a partnership between Presbyterian churches in Mexico and the U.S. It brings together people of all ages, all denominations and all walks of life to serve hand in hand on mission projects that include construction, education and health care. Contact: Cindy Merten 248.644.2040 ext. 145.