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STAFFORD HOUSE

 

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOLLOWING A TRADITION OF SERVING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR OVER 70 YEARS

STAFFORD HOUSE STORY

The historical home located at 531 Belmont Street in Detroit, Michigan on the North End, now known as STAFFORD HOUSE, was purchased by Moses and Etta Stafford in 1942.  The Stafford’s were pioneers of their time, moving into a neighborhood typically restricted from ownership by Black families. The home was occupied by the family of Moses and Etta Stafford until 2006, some 64 years.  Mr. Stafford was by trade a metallurgist who worked in the factories of Detroit and earned a good living for his wife and four children.  He made it a personal mission to return to the South from which he migrated, and to lead other families to Detroit to obtain good paying jobs in the automobile industry.  Throughout the years during the 1940’s and 1950’s Mr. Stafford rented rooms in his home to scores of families totaling more than 200 persons.  The idea was to provide young people migrating to the North without resources an opportunity to live in a safe, caring home while they sought work in the auto factories.  Families would stay in the Stafford House until they were able to obtain work and transition out on their own.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of under privileged youth through safe-affordable housing, education, and job training. We sponsor programs that empower young people to make their community better and improve the quality of their lives.

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- OUR MISSION-

FEATURED WORK

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

PROGRAMS

 

WHAT WE DO

HOUSING PROGRAM

Stafford House provides transitional housing for youth between the ages of 16-21 years of age.  Many of the youth are referred by community agencies who are working to provide them with safe affordable housing while in a season of transition.  Some of the youth have been adjudicated in the court systems, while others may have aged out of the foster care system or experienced other conditions that created a need for housing.

 

Youth at Stafford House are encouraged to pursue their high school or post-secondary education and to spend their time productively on jobs or other forms of training.  Youth are asked to become actively involved in their community by engaging in activities that benefit the entire neighborhood as well as their city.  One such activity is the annual Earth Day beautification project held in the North End neighborhood of Detroit.  Youth learn that neighborhoods become stronger and more stable when residents come together as a unit to clean up lawns, alleys, lots, gardens or other places where people live or gather.

STAFFORD HOUSE

WHAT WE DO

RENEW RETAIL

For the past six years Stafford House has served the community by sponsoring pop-up retail stores that offer unique items, primarily resale, to address the need for quality recycled goods.  We offer furniture, household items, clothing, jewelry, accessories, art and a host of unique forms of merchandise that surly appeals to anyone with an eye for a bargain.  A permanent store is soon to become the newest social enterprise offered by our organization.

EDUCATION

Stafford House offers programs that teach youth the art of graphic design using the latest computer technology.  Students between the ages of 12-18 learn practical and relevant skills that help prepare them for the future. The emphasis is on STEM subjects and their application in the business world.

STAFFORD HOUSE NEW DEVELOPMENT

Our organization is embracing the need for permanent supportive housing for young people and will soon offer stable housing with supportive services that will ultimately lead to greater independence. We will soon begin a new state of the art housing development project that will offer new and innovative solutions to issues facing our youth.

DONATE

 

Your gift can help change a child’s life forever. Join us today in our effort to bring and keep children's neighborhoods safe, have good education, and create a sustainable living environment.

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Help Stafford House amplify its influence on families and children—around your community and throughout Michigan. Your support helps us continue to offer unique children and family services for those who need it most. Click below to donate today.

 

 

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OUR NEWS

 

CLICK THE ARTICLES BELOW FOR THE LATEST NEWS FROM STAFFORD HOUSE

August 2015

- by Lendon Crosby

PITCH FOR DETROIT

Stafford House teams up with The Jewish Federation of Detroit in support of the event Pitch...

August 2015

- by Justin Payne

NEIGHBORHOODS DAY

Once again Stafford House will participate with Arise Detroit ....

July 2015

- by  Patricia Dockery

MEET UP AND EAT UP

Throughout the summer months when school is out kids can enjoy free lunches served daily in .....

August 2015

- by Lendon Crosby

SUMMER AT BRADBY PARK

Our Executive Director, Patricia Dockery, was recently named as the official ambassador for ....

June 2015

- by  Justin Payne

NEW AVENUES TO BUSINESS

Stafford House offers youth classes in Graphic Design that train young people to use the ...

April 2015

- by  Lendon Crosby

EARTH DAY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

Each year the month of April marks ....

July 2015

- by  Patricia Dockery

CHENE PARK FUND-RAISER

Stafford House will host an evening at Chene Park on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 featuring the .....

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2990 W. Grand Blvd Suite M23

Detroit, MI

48202

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2990 W.Grand Blvd Suite M23

Detroit MI 48202

313-467-9105

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