Let the healing continue!

Detroit Heals Detroit – a neighborhood-focused nonprofit that is part of the Thriving Neighborhoods Fund cohort – recently celebrated a major milestone: The organization opened up their first youth-led “Healing Hub” in a physical location.

The renovated home, located on the eastside near 8 mile and Gratiot, will support youth suffering from collective trauma like gun violence and housing instability.

Detroit Heals Detroit Founder and Executive Director Sirrita Darby founded Detroit Heals Detroit as a mental health organization that works in social justice to combat the systems that perpetuate trauma. This healing hub will allow Detroit Heals Detroit to transition from an events-based organization to one that provides a wide variety of services, including tutoring, counseling and more.

Support was provided in part by the Thriving Neighborhoods Fund, a $500,000 investment from the Gilbert Family Foundation and operated by Strategic Community Partners that provides grassroots nonprofit organizations with the capital, networking opportunities and resources they need to help their neighborhoods thrive.

In a recent interview, Darby expressed her high hopes for the Healing Hub, which she expects to scale. “I think once we actually see the impact of this hub, there’ll be a need for us to get another one or create a bigger space to serve people in Detroit,” she said.

Watch the video below to learn more about Detroit Heals Detroit’s first Healing Hub, and how the Thriving Neighborhoods Fund supports their mission to strengthen the neighborhood.