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DRMM Participates in Reentry Symposium For Second Chance Month

DRMM was a vendor at the Reentry Symposium held on April 25th at Wayne State University given by The United States Department of Justice, Fighting The Good Fight, LLC, and Michigan Department of Corrections.

This annual event was held in honor of Second Chance Month.

Staff  promoted our “Getting It Right” Peer Mentorship Program that helps returning citizens overcome post-prison challenges

The event had networking and resources for attendees, plus panel discussions including Housing Barriers for Citizens, Mental Health and Trauma Child Support and Parental Obligations.

There was also stories shared from returning citizens including Detroit Pistons Assistant Coach Jerome Allen. The event was hosted by United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Dawn N. Ison.

For more information on Getting It Right or to become a mentor, contact Darlene Owens at 313-993-4700 ext 4708.

DRMM Sponsors City of Inkster’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries partnered with the Inkster Task Force, Unity in the Community, City of Inkster  and Mayor Patrick Wimberly, the Inkster Police Department, and Wayne County Sheriff Raphael for Inkster’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at the Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center.  DRMM donated over 1000 Easter baskets and toys to the event which also included a marshmallow drop.
Thank you to our donors, community partners and staff for their support.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Receives $25,000 From SAY Detroit

DRMM received a $25,000 donation from our partner SAY Detroit raised from their 11th annual SAY Detroit Radiothon. They distributed $1.8 million to 34 local charities (including DRMM) at a ceremony held on April 4th.

“This is one of the best days each and every year,” Mitch Albom, co-founder said. “Helping other like-minded nonprofits in our region who help others is very meaningful and we know the money will be put to good use in their respective operations.”

Our own CEO Dr. Chad Audi started Say Detroit in partnership with Mitch Albom in 2006 and is a current board member. SAY Detroit as an organization that focuses on providing a better life for individuals who are or may have struggled with health, housing or food insecurity.

The donation will benefit Genesis House II Shelter for Women.

2023 Radiothon Distribution Charity Recipients:

  • The Avalon Village, $5,000
  • Better Together, $50,000;
  • Bing Youth Institute, $5,000;
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Detroit, $7,500;
  • Building Better Men, $15,000;
  • Cass Community Social Services, $25,000;
  • Detroit Dream Scholars fund at the College for Creative Studies, $45,000;
  • COTS Detroit’s Bright Beginnings, $12,500;
  • D2N, $7,500;
  • Detroit Culture Youth Company, $5,000;
  • Detroit Hives, $7,000;
  • Detroit Recovery Project, $5,000;
  • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Genesis House II, $25,000;
  • *Faith Tabernacle Choir/A Hole in the Roof Foundation, $5,000;
  • *Full Count Foundation, $10,000;
  • Humble Design, $15,000;
  • Hugs from Heaven, $15,000;
  • *Jive Turkeys Detroit, $5,000;
  • LA SED, Inc., $15,000;
  • Michigan Veterans Foundation, $15,000;
  • Mi-Cycle, $50,000;
  • Mother Batie’s Kitchen/United Sisters of Charity, $10,000;
  • North Star Reach, $5,000;
  • Notes for Notes, $10,000;
  • Parker Village, $7,500;
  • *Peace Players Detroit, $5,000;
  • SASHA Center, $15,000;
  • SAY Detroit Family Health Clinic, $100,000;
  • SAY Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park, $800,000;
  • SAY Detroit Tomorrow Fund, $355,000;
  • *TeMaTe Institute for Black Dance and Culture, $2,500;
  • *Urban Innovators, $5,000;
  • *Volleyball Elite, $10,000;
  • *Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services, $10,000;
  • Westside Cultural & Athletic Club, $12,000;
  • Working Homes/Working Families, $150,000.