Focus: HOPE’s Community Involvement department is organizing stakeholders who care for the community to become actively engaged in actions to help transform the community. Start a block club, plan a neighborhood clean-up, join a book club or attend one of several community programs throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact Stephanie Johnson-Cobb by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at(313) 494-4468 for more information.
Community Safety Coordination Strategy
Significant strides have been made to build a crime-free community through our Community Safety Coordination Strategy. Crime hot spots have been identified and information circulated to neighbors regarding the crime that is occurring. More than 700 properties have been referred to the Wayne County Nuisance Abatement Program, which tackles blighted and deteriorated buildings. Also, residents are taking action and reporting crimes in our anonymous drop–boxes, places where they can comfortably and anonymously report crimes in the area.
Working in close coordination with parents and school administrators at our local schools, we identify and address issues that impact children being able to safely walk too and from school. We assess the need for sidewalk and street improvements, identify problem properties which need to be demolished or boarded, and work to obtain funding to address these problems. We are also working closely with staff and students from our local high school to develop a “safety station” in the school, which will bring students together around issues of addressing their own safety and that of others in the community.
We encourage residents to volunteer and/or attend a community safety meeting. To get involved, call 313.494.4300.
Clean Corps volunteers spent the summer cutting down weeds, trimming bushes and boarding up houses to make neighborhoods safe.
We recently opened a Safety Station at Central High School, joining with a consortium of organizations that are committed to supporting the resurgence of Central and its surrounding community.