February 23, 2024

What's Happening at NSO?

NSO Host Black History Month Program

at Clay Apartments

NSO recently hosted a Black History Month program at the Clay Apartments, inviting all NSO residents to celebrate Black culture, resilience, and inspiration. The event showcased the talents and expressions of NSO staff and clients, displaying community spirit and appreciation for African American culture.


The program started with a warm welcome from April McKeever, Director of Housing and Supportive Services at NSO, followed by a group song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing."


Jason Garrett delivered a powerful reading of Carter G. Woodson's work, reminding everyone of the importance of recognizing and honoring Black history.


The program also featured performances by Clay staff member Eric Porter's singing of "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke and Sharon Jones's spoken word piece, each offering a unique perspective on the African American experience.


Christopher Jenkins gave the audience a dance performance, highlighting his love for dance, followed by a spoken word performance by Mary McKinley, delivering Maya Angelou's poem "Equality" and calling for a reflection on the ongoing struggle for justice and equality.


The program closed with Tylass Bivins's rendition of a song by The Dramatics as participants enjoyed lunch and other refreshments.


We thank all participants and attendees who made this event a memorable celebration of culture, heritage, and unity.

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist Visits NSO's Healthy Housing Campus

Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist recently visited NSO's Healthy Housing Campus to see firsthand how we are working to combat homelessness and expand access to healthcare for the underserved. Gilchrist got to witness the vital work being carried out by NSO. He engaged in meaningful conversations with staff members and our President and CEO, Linda Little.

The visit showcased the Lieutenant Governor's commitment to understanding the challenges faced by the homeless population and highlighted the collaborative efforts that are needed to foster sustainable solutions in Detroit's communities.

Thank You, Gilbane, for Your Generous

$10,000 Donation

We extend our deepest gratitude to Gilbane Construction Company for their generous donation of $10,000 to support our vital work in the community. Gilbane's leadership in constructing our Detroit Healthy Housing Center (DHHC) was invaluable to the community it serves.

We can continue to provide essential services and resources to individuals and families in need, furthering our mission of creating a healthier and more equitable Detroit for all. Thank you, Gilbane Construction Company, for your unwavering dedication to our mission.

President and CEO Linda Little Host Resident Listening Session

NSO President and CEO Linda Little hosted a resident listening session to ensure the well-being of NSO residents which focused on maintaining best practices and preserving the best community experience for all residents.

Little facilitated an open dialogue where residents could voice their perspectives and concerns in a display of her dedication to fostering a supportive and enriching community for all NSO residents.

Wayne Elementary School Donates 120 Pairs of Socks to NSO Residents

Thank you to Wayne Elementary School for donating 125 socks collected through their sock drive. The donation shows the compassion and kindness instilled in the students by their educators and community. Our residents will experience the comfort and care they deserve with these essential items. We received the socks from LaReisha Bouie, from Wayne Elementary's Pathways to Potential program.

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Free QPR Suicide Prevention Training

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DABO Healthy Checkup Day

Join DABO for a Health Check-Up Day LIVE on Mason & Starr in the morning! Free Blood Pressure Screenings, COVID Vaccinations, HIV testing, and a complimentary breakfast. Grab a VISA gift card with your free blood pressure screening (while supplies last). See you at 12048 Grand River Ave on Feb 28 from 6 am-10 am! 

Gun Buy Back, Job, and Expungement Fair

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City of Detroit Leadsafe Hosing Resources

NAACP Detroit Black History Month Program

Join us for our Black History Month Program presented by our Religious Affairs Committee, Detroit Youth Council, and Wayne State Univerisity Chapter. We will focus on Unlocking Our Past To Empower Our Future, with a special Gen-Z Culture Talk led by our youth. Guest Speaker is Jamon Jordan, Official Histoiran, City of Detroit. This event is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP.

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Free Head Start Resources Available Through

Wayne Metro

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