Joy-Southfield Development Corporation

The mission of the Joy-Southfield Development Corporation is neighborhood revitalization through family life-skill support and community economic development. The community served is the far west side of Detroit, Michigan and consists of approximately 20,000 residents. The Health & Education Center is the most active program of The Joy-Southfield CDC. It is dedicated to providing primary health care services and preventative health education programs to low-income and uninsured families and individuals. Physical care as well as many health education programs are provided. Click here for more details.

Joy-Southfield Development Corporation

The mission of the Joy-Southfield Development Corporation is neighborhood revitalization through family life-skill support and community economic development. The community served is the far west side of Detroit, Michigan and consists of approximately 20,000 residents. The Health & Education Center is the most active program of The Joy-Southfield CDC. It is dedicated to providing primary health care services and preventative health education programs to low-income and uninsured families and individuals. Physical care as well as many health education programs are provided. Click here for more details.

Joy-Southfield Development Corporation

The mission of the Joy-Southfield Development Corporation is neighborhood revitalization through family life-skill support and community economic development. The community served is the far west side of Detroit, Michigan and consists of approximately 20,000 residents. The Health & Education Center is the most active program of The Joy-Southfield CDC. It is dedicated to providing primary health care services and preventative health education programs to low-income and uninsured families and individuals. Physical care as well as many health education programs are provided. Click here for more details.

Housing the Homeless

Once a year, Newburg United Methodist Church houses approximately 70 homeless guests in Gutherie Hall for a week. The program is in conjunction with the rotating shelter program run by Cass Community Methodist Church. Churches throughout metro Detroit volunteer to provide food, love and shelter, hot breakfasts and dinners, entertainment and companionship for our guests for the week.

Non-Food Pantry

While there are a number of food pantries available, the Newburg Mission team learned that there is a clear need for a pantry that provides non-food items. e.g. personal toiletries and essential household cleaners. These items are not covered by a Bridge Card (the replacement for food stamps). The mission team relies on a local clearing house organization to determine qualifications for a family to receive a distribution.

Each month the Pantry Team has seen a steady stream of new households referred to the pantry by the City of Livonia. The Pantry shelves are in need of some replenishing. Please consider donating a “filled box” with the items below or $30 to cover the cost of a box. Boxes and donations can be dropped off in the basket next to the kitchen on Sunday or in the church office during the week.

Fill-A-Box Items
Toilet Paper 4-6 rolls unopened
Paper towel 1 roll unopened
Kleenex 1 large box or 2 small boxes
Soap 2 bars unopened
Shampoo 1 bottle, 12-15 oz.
Conditioner 1 bottle, 12-15 oz.
Dish Soap 1 bottle, 15 oz or less
All Purpose Cleaner 1 bottle, 30 oz or smaller
Bleach 1 small bottle
Laundry Soap 1 bottle, 50 oz or smaller
Dryer Sheets 1 box, 80 count or less
Garbage Bags 1 box, kitchen size
Lotion 1 bottle, 10-15 oz
Hand Soap 1 bottle, 8-10 oz
Sponge 1-2 sponges

 

Mission & Ministry Projects

Six projects have been selected for support. Loose change offering, in addition to designated monies, are directed to each project. The projects are:

  • January/February: Mission Intern Program - The Mission Intern Program encourages young, college age adults to explore servant ministry for a summer. These interns work to provide summer programming for children and youth in poor rural and urban areas.

  • March/April: Justice For Our Neighbors SE Michigan (JFON-SEMI) - Justice for Our Neighbors Southeastern Michigan (JFON- SEMI) is a faith driven ministry welcoming immigrants into our communities by providing free, high quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy. JFON-SEMI is a ministry of the United Methodist Church and is part of the National Justice for Our Neighbors Network. Monthly intake clinics, staffed by JFON-SEMI’s regional attorney and volunteers primarily occur at United Methodist churches and community centers in Dearborn, Ypsilanti and Detroit.

  • May/June: Joy-Southfield Community Health Ministry- Among 82 Michigan counties, Wayne ranks dead last in health outcomes and factors. Consequently, Detroit residents are sicker and die younger than other Michigan residents - a clear betrayal of God’s will. Joy-Southfield has been providing free, high-quality healthcare to the uninsured since 2005. However, improved access to healthcare, alone, will not eliminate health disparities. Joy-Southfield addresses clinical care, community & economic development, while bringing healthy choices into the community.(Newburg's Rodney Gasaway is Director of Community Development)

  • July/August: Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Michigan - Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan is an interfaith pastoral counseling center with the stated mission of providing professional therapeutic counseling and educational services to all God’s people seeking wholeness through emotional and spiritual growth. We minister to the whole person - mind, body and spirit.

  • Sept./October: Methodist Children's Home Society - Methodist Children’s Home Society was founded in 1917 and is a private non-profit, childcare agency. MCHS responds to the needs of abused and neglected children by providing an array of housing, educational, clinical and therapeutic services

  • Nov./December.: N.O.A.H. - Networking, Organizing, and Advocating for the Homeless (N.O.A.H.) grew from Central UMC of Detroit offering lunch twice a week to people experiencing homelessness in Detroit. Realizing that more needed to be done in order to assist people suffering from mental illnesses, substance abuse, lack of affordable housing , etc., the Bag Lunch program was expanded into the N.O.A.H. Project in 1999 through a collaborative effort between Central and Family Service, Inc., a long- standing counseling agency. While still providing lunch twice a week, the N.O.A.H. Project now offers clients a comprehensive array of services such as mental health, domestic violence and substance abuse counseling, physical health assessments, transportation assistance, clothing, prescriptions, phone calls, hygiene items, etc. including referrals to other area service providers. With the help of over 70 Detroit area churches and civic groups, the N.O.A.H. Project, in 2011, served 19,859 meals to our brothers and sisters, but more importantly, we were able to assist thousands of people with addressing the root causes of their struggles by support and empowerment.

Newburg United Methodist Church
36500 Ann Arbor Trail
Livonia, MI 48150
734-422-0149
 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM (closed 12pm-1pm) 1 PM - 4PM
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 1 PM 
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