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WELCOME TO STAFFORD HOUSE
Living, Learning, Earning
STAFFORD HOUSE TEAMS UP WITH THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR MOVIES IN THE PARK 2016!
STAFFORD HOUSE REVITALIZATION OF BRADBY PART ALL 2016!
STAFFORD HOUSE PARTNERS WITH NORTH END NEIGHBORS TO FORM FRIENDS OF BRADY PARK
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.
IN THE COMMUNITY
2016 PARTNERSHIP WITH GREENING OF DETROIT
SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS TO KEEP DETROIT PARKS BEAUTIFUL
ANNUAL EARTH DAY CLEAN UP
COMMUNITY GARDEN COLLABORATION
GATEWAY COMMUNITY GARDEN
2014 Toyota 100 Cars for Good Winner
STAFFORD HOUSE CAR DONATION RECIPIENT
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WHAT WE DO
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.
WHAT WE DO
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.
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.
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2990 W. Grand Blvd Suite M23
2990 W.Grand Blvd Suite M23
Detroit MI 48202
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