The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries facilitates many shelters for people that battle addiction, are homeless, and also assist the community with proper help and recourses. During this bitter cold season DRMM also operates warming centers and soup kitchens, helping the less fortunate residents of the community. For 107 years DRMM have established and provided residential treatment services, long and short term housing, food banks as well as spiritual guidance for residents of the city of Detroit and of surrounding communities.
Roxanne Dukes is one of many residents that sought assistance from Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and have been successful through the program. DRMM may not be able to meet the needs of everyone and if they can’t, the staff will assist with getting the information that the resident is looking for. The organization plans to make a difference in the community by opening multiple centers and making them easy to access for the people seeking the assistance. Anyone can walk in at any-time for assistance, the program is non-referral making it easy for people to make the decision to want to change their life on their own.
Roxanne Dukes at work for Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries. Photo by: Whitney Bryan
“The struggle is real, and a lot of people don’t realize. I like the ladies that I work with because we all have been down different roads. It is very refreshing to be able to help somebody especially knowing the situation first hand.” says Roxanne Dukes who is a previous client of the ministry that now works at one of the women’s shelter.
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is growing and expanding to communities outside of the Detroit/Highland Park area. Residents in Macomb and Washtenaw counties will have centers available there to walk in and receive assistance soon. DRMM encourages people in the community to support in any way possible. Gently used clean clothes and toiletries can be dropped off at any location as well as toys/books for children. Volunteer work is also encouraged, to volunteer at DRMM sign up on the website today.