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A New Home for the Love-Wilkerson’s After Tragedy

A New Home for the Love-Wilkerson’s After Tragedy

Shirley Love and her husband Montez Wilkerson of Bessemore received the keys to their new home earlier today after a fire destroyed their previous home and took the life of the their three-year-old great nephew. Since the fire nearly three months ago, the Love-Wilkerson’s had been staying with relatives, unsure when they would get back on their feet.

Through the Working Homes/Working Families program, a joint operation between S.A.Y. Detroit and the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, the Love-Wilkerson’s are getting a hand up on getting a fresh start. (more…)

Working Homes, Families Builds a Neighborhood

Working Homes, Families Builds a Neighborhood

DETROIT — In a matter of weeks, Jesse White Sr. will be moving his family from their one-bedroom apartment into a three-bedroom house with a backyard and trees that are as old as its east side Detroit neighborhood.

“This isn’t just a house, it’s a home,” said Chanel Roland-White, Jesse’s wife, who’s pregnant with the couple’s fourth child.

Thursday was a special day for Detroit – and a groundbreaking one at that. (more…)

A Home for the Hearn Family

A Home for the Hearn Family

Simone Hearn is facing many challenges: the 24-year-old single mom of the three small children is battling stage 3 breast cancer and has been living with a relative in a home with no lights or electricity for months. On the brink of homelessness after her relative’s eviction, Fox 2 News shared her story. Two weeks later, Working Homes/Working Families has provided the Hearn family with a new home, and a stocked refrigerator.

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