Cass Community Social Services

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    Homeless Services

    Cass offers emergency services including shelter and both transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless men, women and children.

    Inter-Faith Hospitality Rotating Shelter

    The Detroit-Wayne County Rotating Shelter was also begun by and at Cass in 1988. Modeled after the one in South Oakland County (SOS), Cass arranges for area churches from a variety of denominations to "host" homeless people for a week at a time, October through May. Up to 80 people a day are accepted into the program.

    Oasis Detroit

    Started as a Roman Catholic nonprofic, CCSS gained the program for permanent supportive housing for homeless men and women with chronic mental illness in 2006.

    PATH Outreach

    The PATH Outreach Team engages homeless individuals who are living on the streets and who are mentally ill.

    Safe Haven for Men

    This "first of its kind in Michigan" residential Cass program at The Scott Building, provides 21 men with serious mental illness a secure, non-threatening, non-institutional supportive environment. It is the "portal of entry" in the HUD Continuum of Care that first engages mentally ill homeless men in treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive services.

    Shelter for Homeless Men with HIV/AIDS

    Started in 2007, this program offers permanent supportive housing for 14 men living with HIV/AIDS.

    Transitional Housing for Men

    This residential Cass program started in 2002 at The Scott Building, provides case management services in addition to a stable and secure residential setting for 21 adult males who are in recovery from substance abuse. The case manager evaluates each individual to determine ongoing and unmet needs.

    Transitional Housing for Women & Children

    In 2003, Cass added a residential program for homeless women and children at another site in southwest Detroit. Mom's Place, as it is known, is home to women who are in recovery from substance abuse and their children. This is an exciting place where fifteen participants receive intense case management and housing placement assistance.

    Women and Family Shelter

    The Women and Family Emergency Shelter was started at Cass in 2008. The program can accomodate up to 50 adults and children each night at the Scott Building.