April 10 – The painters were on rooftops and ladders. The other crew members filled a dumpster with debris that had been littering a two-block area around Cass Community Social Services’ campus in Highland Park.

The common thread was that they were all volunteers — more than two dozen strong — and all members of Mitch Albom’s A Time to Help team that answered the call to service last Saturday (April 8) to help Cass Community’s Tiny Homes neighborhood.

The home ownership program will be completed later this year with 25 homes; six have been built so far. The residents will have a combination of experiences (formerly homeless people, senior citizens, college students, etc.), but all will qualify as low-income. At first, the residents will rent the homes. Anyone who remains for seven years will be given the opportunity to own the home and property, said Rev. Faith Fowler, executive director at CCSS… continue story »


Save the date for May 20, 2017 for our next project. Details to come.