Cass Community Social Services is Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. There is always something new and exciting happening at Cass, so keep watching our website to stay up to date!
Cass Community Social Services
WSU Aesculapians Name CCSS
Charity of the Year
Pronounced “es-kyu-LEY-pee-uhns,” Aesculapians at Wayne State University School of Medicine is a volunteer honor society of medical students devoted to improving our community – the city of Detroit and the School of Medicine – through service. In addition to volunteering for several community programs, the Aesculapians select one Detroit-based service organization to sponsor as its “Charity of the Year.” Throughout the school year, we organize volunteer events for the chosen charity and host an annual charity show, Lampoon. This student-run comedy show is an opportunity for medical students to write, act, and produce their own songs and skits which parody life in medical school. The proceeds from the event support our local Charity of the Year. The show has been a highlight of the medical school calendar for many years and has raised funds for some fantastic charities in the past. This year, we are hoping to bring in more donations than ever to help support the important local resource and our 2017 Charity of the Year.
Ministry With the Poor Comes to
Join us in Detroit for insights into
Cass Community Social Services’
Ministry with the Poor
May 10 – 12, 2017
Participants will learn about and see Cass’ Food Housing, Health Care and Employment Programs, including its Tiny Homes project that provides home ownership for formerly homeless and other low income people.
The group will also explore the relationship between Cass Community UMC and the nonprofit. A special emphasis will be placed on how an urban church does fundraising beyond the collection plate and responds to gentrification.
A block of rooms is being held at Holiday Inn Express, 1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit.
Questions? Call Rev. Sue Pethoud 313.883.2277 ext. 203
First Tiny Home Opens Up
The first Cass Community Tiny Home was open for members of the press and a large number of friends and funders on September 8, 2016. Three to five people at a time walked through the 300 sq. ft. house on Elmhurst.
The next six Tiny Homes are underway. This batch will be on Monterey Street between the Lodge Service Drive and Woodrow Wilson. We anticipate that the houses will be complete by spring.
To have Rev. Fowler come speak to a group about the project, please e-mail her at email@example.com or call 313.883-2277, ext. 201. To arrange for a tour of the Tiny House e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for a Tiny Home are currently closed.
Detroit Treads Featured on Meredith Vieira Show
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Cass Community Publishing House
.This Far By Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community is now available for purchase at ccpublishinghouse.org