The City of Detroit is contracting with Cass Community Social Services, Operation Get Down and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries to provide temporary relief to persons who are homeless and/or do not utilize existing homeless shelters available within city limits.
- Cass Community Social Services, 3901 Cass Avenue between Woodward and Second Avenue, has 50 beds and provides services for families only (parents and children). The center is open from 4 p.m. – 8 a.m. Call (313) 833-7730 for information
- Operation Get Down has 200 beds for women, men and children. It is located at 6821 Medbury Street, between 1-94 Service Drive and E. Grand Boulevard. The facility is open from 6 p.m. – 7 a.m. For information, call (313) 925-4138
- The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has 100 beds for men only. The center, located at 3535 Third Avenue near downtown Detroit, is open from 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Call (313) 993-6703 for more information
All the centers will operate during inclement weather, including holidays.
Additionally, The Recreation Department will also operate four respite sites this winter during normal center operating hours. The recreation center times and locations are as follow:
Butzel Family Center | 7737 Kercheval. Monday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Crowell Recreation Center | 19601 Lahser Rd. Tuesday – Friday | 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Heilmann Recreation Center | 16630 Crusade. Tuesday – Friday | 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Williams Recreation Center | 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. Monday – Friday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Call the Recreation Department at (313) 224-1100 for more information.
Finally, all Detroit Public Library branches will be open and available to the public as respite centers. Check with your local DPL branch for hours.
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