Community Projects

    A woman, child and a man sit on the front step of their home.


    Driven in Detroit: Addressing Inner City Welfare Needs
    Church leaders in Detroit called several Church-service missionaries to mentor individuals who wanted to improve their situation and build community partnerships with other nonprofits.
    Driven in Detroit: Bridging the Eight-Mile Divide
    The story of how ward boundaries broke the eight-mile divide—a very real boundary that divides Detroit.
    Driven in Detroit: Church Service Missionaries Role
    The Church-service missionaries who mentor in inner-city Detroit build their mentorship on a foundation of friendship and love as they help others achieve their dreams and become more self-reliant.
    Driven in Detroit: Delores Hubbard, On the Road to Self Reliance
    Delores’ life was filled with struggle, until the gospel gave her hope. Through the inner-city mission, Delores is working toward helping for recovering addicts and single mothers.
    Driven in Detroit: Humanitarian Outreach, Winter Clothing Distribution
    The Detroit stake coordinated a Winter Clothing Distribution with community partners.
    Driven in Detroit: Lamanais Louis on the Road to Self-Reliance
    The Personal Storehouse Project helped Lamanais Louis go back to school to learn about computers. He now uses these skills to refurbish old computers for students in Detroit who cannot afford them.
    Driven in Detroit: Organizing an Inner City Welfare Project
    In Detroit, their first step to self-reliance was to identify programs and resources within the Church and community that could be used to help people strengthen their personal storehouse.
    Driven in Detroit: Solomon Bills, On the Road to Self Reliance
    After a career as a police officer in the inner-city, Solomon Bills realized that he'd become jaded. Wanting to get rid of these harsh feelings, he began to pray for a change of heart.
    Driven in Detroit: The Blacks, On the Road to Self Reliance
    Valerie and Timothy Black are regular volunteers at the local soup kitchen, but several years ago, Brother Black was one of the people visiting the kitchen hoping for a meal.
    Driven in Detroit: The Parkers, On the Road to Self Reliance
    Although Raechel and Lamar didn't have good role models growing up, with the help of Elder and Sister Utley, they've been able to work towards a better future for themselves and their five children.
    Driven in Detroit: The Rhodenizers on the Road to Self-Reliance
    Josh and Shauna Rhodenizer came to Detroit for a medical residency and planned to leave shortly afterward, but they made Detroit their permanent home after realizing how much they loved the city.
    Driven in Detroit: The Watsons, On the Road to Self Reliance
    The Watsons moved to Detroit to follow an employment opportunity, but then ended up being laid off. Despite the unexpected turn of events, they don't let their challenges keep them from serving.