Support for Open Door
Each meal costs approximately $1.50. We receive much of our food from Forgotten Harvest and, also, purchase through Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit. Your financial support for this vital ministry allows us to provide essential services to those in need and to expand our resources. To contact Open Door, email the Director, Trish Hubbell, at email@example.com, or call 313-961-4533, Ext. 107.
New Health and Wellness Initiatives Need Community Support!
Fort Street’s Open Door Ministry is committed to improving the health and wellness of the community it serves. A variety of workshops has been offered to focus on mind, body and spirit. Join us! All are welcome!
Open Door currently provides food boxes to several senior citizens who reside close to the park. They will be encouraged to participate in the variety of wellness activities hosted at Lafayette Greens. Open Door is fundraising to provide health and wellness workshops on nutrition, healthy eating, food budgeting, and meal planning. Each workshop costs $180 to prepare and facilitate. Any and all donations are welcome to help support this new initiative! Cooking demonstrations and a community meal will be hosted at Fort Street Presbyterian Church.
Returning Citizens Peer Support Group
Fort Street’s Open Door Ministry presents its Returning Citizens Peer Support Group. Starting January 2020, those who have recently been released from prison are encouraged and welcomed to join our peer support group, offering resources and support as needed. The support group runs every second and fourth Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Please pass along this information to anyone who may benefit from this support group.
Donate online with a major credit/debit card or with a bank fund transfer, by clicking below on the red “Give Now” button; or, by sending a check to Fort Street Open Door, 631 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226. Donations also may be dropped off at Fort Street Presbyterian Church, 631 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, on Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Open Door accepts new and gently used men’s and women’s clothing. However, we are specifically in need of the following items at this time:
- Shoes/boots, size 10+
- Pants, size: waist 30+, length 32+
- Shirts/t-shirts, size XL+
- Shoes, size 10+
- Pants, size 16+
- Tops/shirts, size XL+
- Travel size toothpaste
- Disposable razors
- New or gently used sheets, blankets, and pillows
Donate Time and Talent
Volunteers assist with sorting clothes, assisting guests with clothing selection, serving food, delivering food boxes, and other administrative tasks. Call 313-961-4533, Ext. 107, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about volunteer opportunities.