The Fort Street Open Door, a volunteer mission of the Fort Street Church and its supporting partners, will comfort, care for, and encourage the homeless and indigent people of Detroit by ministering to their physical, social and spiritual needs in a manner that celebrates the diversity of our community and affirms the humanity of all of God’s children.
Each year, Fort Street Open Door:
-Serves nearly 20,000 meals.
-Clothes over 5,000 men and women.
-Provides over 5,000 hygiene kits (razor, shave cream, soap, tooth-brush/paste, deodorant).
-Provides thousands of hours of gainful and meaningful employment for people with no other source of income.
-Provides round-trip transportation to interviews and appointments for over 2,000 people.
From life-sustaining necessities like food, clothes, hygiene care, and transportation assistance to higher level services like case-management, counseling/support groups and access to housing and medical care, the Open Door is so much more than a soup kitchen.