WELCOME TO COMMUNITY & HOME SUPPORTS!
Imagine it is a weekday morning in the winter. Your alarm buzzes you awake, your spouse/partner/guest remains in the warm bed, while you put on your slippers and begin the process of getting ready for your day of feeding the children/driving carpool/getting ready for work. You put on your suit/uniform, prepare your lunch, ensure that everyone has everything necessary for the day, before trooping out to the car to join the day’s activities.
This is the life we imagine.
Now, you’re awakening on a cot when someone turns on the glaring overhead fluorescent lights. You share a “bedroom” with 20 people, all of whom jump up, vying for the “good” toilet.
Your clothes are in a ripped garbage bag, and your breakfast is industrial-strength oatmeal and scrambled eggs.
No slippers, no spouse in the warm bed, no driving the children to school.
You leave an hour early to take two buses to get to the job you could get …. You are saving to be able to put down first month’s rent and a security deposit so you can reunite your family. But how? When do you have time to deal with the Dept. of Human Services, landlords, Medicaid?
May I introduce you now to Community & Home Supports?
The Community & Home Supports (CHS) mission is to support people in the home, empowering families to live self-determined lives their community and people with needs. These include homeless families and individuals, for whom we locate housing, senior adults, people with disabilities, people recovering from illness or injury – to remain independent in their home through our in-home assistance.
In addition to empowering independence and successful (re)integrating households into neighborhoods, our vision includes providing quality services to all who seek our assistance and operating in a work environment for our employees that is conducive to both personal and professional growth.
CHS’s primary goal is to assist people in need and to address social problems; staff members are expected to elevate service to others above self-interest. This is part of respecting the dignity and worth of the individuals and families we serve. We treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion while maintaining an awareness of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity.
Our primary programs presently are rapid rehousing case management for the homeless and non-medical, in-home assistance for anyone eligible and in need. We have been developing collaboration to capitalize on our respective expertise to enhance each other for the benefit of the individuals and families in need.
Community & Home Supports, a five-year-old non-profit, is a nimble organization overseen by a board of directors that sets policy and empowers administrative responsibilities to the executive director. We work with government and private funders, and have an annual audit. We are in a growth mode, looking to partner with other organizations, growing and developing further our service lines within the mission.
Community & Home Supports provides supports and services to seniors, individuals with developmental disabilities and individuals and families at-risk and/or experiencing homelessness.
Our services include:
- Direct Care In-Home Services for Seniors and Individuals with developmental disabilities including homemaking, personal care, respite and community living supports.
Housing Intervention Services
- Housing Assistance and Resource Agency - Housing Specialist complete a pre-screening to determine housing need and make appropriate referrals;
- Homeless Prevention Assistance to individuals and families facing eviction and/or termination of utility services;
- Homeless Assistance to individuals and families that are currently homeless with locating safe, affordable housing, coordination and linking to needed resources, budget counseling and Job Development Services.
2111 Woodward Ave., Suite 608 Detroit, Michigan 48201 313-964-2566