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211 Glendale Ave, Highland Park MI
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M-F 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Overview

A free clinic, we provide examinations, maintenance and preventive healthcare for underinsured women and their children. Open weekdays, it utilizes a staff of physicians and nurse practitioners, many of whom volunteer their time, in the areas of: gynecologypediatrics, internal medicine, podiatryreflexology, physical therapypsychiatric services, naturopathic/holistic medicine, and nutrition.

Originally launched in December of 2008 by SAY Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries as the nation’s first free medical clinic devoted to homeless children and their mothers, the clinic has expanded its reach to female patients with limited income, in transitional housing and employment situations, and who are homeless. Accepting patients from all over the Detroit area, the clinic averages more than 4,000 patient visits annually.

SERVICES

Hours: M – F, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Exams for Colds, Flu & Ear Infections
  • Hypertension Screening & Treatment
  • Cholesterol Screening & Treatment
  • Diabetes Screening & Treatment
  • Laboratory Services
  • Gynecological & Breast Exams
  • Contraception
  • Mammograms (Mobile Unit by Appt.)
  • STD Testing
  • Health Education
  • Fitness Classes
  • Weight Loss Classes
  • Podiatry Services

Volunteers

We are always in need of medical and administrative staff help. Please click here to fill out a volunteer application.

Partners

The clinic works collaboratively with William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and its specialty physicians. It also partners with Karmanos Cancer Institute; Team Mental Health; Wayne State; HIV and STD Testing Grant in Detroit, and St. John Providence/The Anthony L. Soave Family Mobile Mammography.

Corporation sponsorship in fundraising, the donation of equipment and supplies, or coordinating volunteer events for facility and personnel needs is welcome. Please contact SAY Detroit if your organization is interested in partnering with the clinic.

Donors

Click here to make a donation, or review our list of needed equipment and supplies.

CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

Three independent non-profits in a Highland Park neighborhood are pooling their energies and talents to connect their efforts and those they serve, addressing a wide range of community needs through amplified outreach and a physical “pathway.” SAY Clinic patrons will find these two resources valuable.

Providing fresh “Detroit Grown” vegetables for the homeless shelter kitchens of the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and others—free of charge—since 2012. Services to the community include:

  • Isla’s Garden (236 Glendale), a self serve garden, fenced in and a very nice place for moms and kids (it has toys!)
  • Friday food giveaways located at the corner of Cortland and 3rd, from 10AM – 12PM. Staffed by our partners, the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency.
  • For home gardeners: free vegetable seed and seedlings, compost, raised beds, and support
  • The main production garden at 211 Glendale is not open to the public, but we have many volunteer opportunities. Stop by and help out!

The Avalon Village is a sustainable eco-village that is currently being built to transform one of the city’s most blighted blocks into a safe, functional, and beautiful space for the entire community. The inspiration behind this transformative project is 2 year-old Jakobi RA, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2007.

Our first installation, Jakobi RA Park, serves as a gathering place for celebrations, community service projects, activities and events throughout the year. Adjacent to Jakobi RA park is The Homework House, a renovated brick house where children will receive healthy meals and help with their homework. The house will also feature a computer lab and STEM lab, a kitchen, laundry and shower facilities, a recording studio, and comfortable places to study and learn. Outside, there will be tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and seating.

News

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