Initiatives & Progams

Our programs enrich the lives of those across the city of Detroit. DABO provides comprehensive and culturally sensitive services for Detroit’s most vulnerable populations which includes low-income families, children, and veterans.

Health Initiatives

DABO offers a variety of health initiatives aimed at improving the overall health of the community in Detroit. We also aim to eliminate health disparities amongst the community of Detroit.

Choose Healthy Life

Choose Healthy Life was created to address health disparities by providing services such as COVID testing, vaccine awareness and preventative health education in five major US cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Newark, New York, and Washington D.C. DABO is a proud partner of the Choose Healthy Life network.

Health Disparity Council

DABO serves on the council to assess, address, reduce and eliminate COVID-19 health disparities in impacted and at-risk racial and ethnic communities across
Wayne County and surrounding areas.

HIV Prevention

DABO is committed to providing HIV testing and early care to Detroiters. We provide free testing and health navigation services for ages 13 to 30. Free HIV testing is available Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 1pm.

Premiere Quality Healthcare

We operate a free health clinic inside our building. The clinic’s focus is illness prevention and health promotion and provides free health screenings, health navigation, and HIV and hepatitis testing. Please call 313-635-5978 for more details.

Trust The Facts, Get The Vax

There are many myths about the COVID vaccination. However, our Community Health Workers are working in the community to dispel those myths, promote healthy choices to save lives, and encourage vaccination against COVID-19. We offer free COVID vaccinations and testing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm.

Your Blood Pressure Matters

Detroit was ranked as the city with the second-highest rate of hypertension with nearly 47% of all adults estimated to have hypertension. Given the alarming rates of hypertension in our community, we’ve developed a remote community-based model for hypertension control without having to go into the doctor’s office. This program operates Monday through Thursday from 9am to 1pm.

Substance Abuse & Suicide Prevention

DABO offers a variety of initiatives aimed at helping those struggling addiction and suicidal feelings. In addition we offer resources to educate teens on the potential dangers of using drugs.

Families Against Narcotics(FAN)Detroit

FAN creates a support network for those affected by addiction so no family or individual suffers alone. We provide a safe place for our community members to face and learn about addiction from others who have had similar experiences. We provide education through guest speakers, as well as the sharing of personal stories. We meet virtually every second Monday from 6pm – 7pm. The Zoom meeting code is 845 1522 6235.

Project Rainbow

DABO’s Project Rainbow is a teen suicide prevention program funded by Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). The program is designed to intervene in the lives of those contemplating suicide and educate others on preventing suicide and recognizing the warning signs. Call to schedule a free 1-hour training.

Mackenzie Noble Community Collaborative Drug-Free Coalition

This program promotes a healthy community by developing strategies to reduce the use and abuse of drugs in the community and the reduction of youth substance abuse in our local area. We host a virtual monthly community meeting every fourth Thursday at 6pm. The Zoom meeting ID is 846 7395 3555.

Prevention Prepared Communities

By partnering with various community sectors we offer a youth prevention services program that utilizes comprehensive communitybased substance misuse prevention strategies. DABO has a Community and Youth ATOD Prevention Advisory Board, composed of organizations that provide guidance and insight on implementing its evidencebased programs and mentoring model.

Community Initiatives

DABO offers a variety of community initiatives that help the people and businesses of Detroit.

Grand River Oakman Jeffries Business Association

Our overarching goal is to spur business development, provide support for existing businesses, and coordinate programming and cooperation that will result in the improvement of life for area residents, business owners, customers, and our constituents.

Sizzling Seniors

This senior citizen program provides a safe place for community seniors to engage in recreational activities like armchair aerobics, Zumba, hustle, various forms of educational enrichment, and field trips. The program operates Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Basic Needs

DABO has many initiatives aimed at helping people who are struggling in the community with basic needs such as food, utilities and more.

Connect 313

We aid the community by bridging the digital divide. Need affordable internet? We offer basic computer literacy services and can help you apply for affordable or free internet services. Stop by from 9am to 1pm Monday through Friday to sign up or inquire.

Food Distribution

We partner with Gleaners to provide boxes of food filled with meat, produce, and canned goods to the community every fourth Saturday at 10:30am.

Lift Zone

In partnership with Comcast, we operate a wi-fi connected “Lift Zone” to help community members attend virtual classes, work remotely, look for jobs, and build digital skills. The new DABO Lift Zone is a safe place to get online for distance learning and work opportunities. Everyone in the community is welcome to come in during business hours to log on to the free Lift Zone network

Utility Bill Assistance

Need help getting caught up on your electric, gas, or water bill? Stop by DABO and we can assist you with submitting a bill payment assistance application.

Housing Initiatives

DABO has programs to help with those struggling with their housing situation in the community.

Property Tax Exemption

Our Home Owners Property Exemption (HOPE) program is also referred to as the Poverty Tax Exemption (PTE) or Hardship program. We help Wayne County homeowners apply for property tax exemption. Eligibility is based on household income or circumstances. For more information, stop by every second Tuesday from 9am to 1pm or every Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Transitional & Affordable Housing

We offer a place for men to heal and grow. We take pride in helping veterans and those who have been affected by addiction, homelessness or incarceration. We provide them with transitional and permanent affordable housing so they can get back on their feet again! For housing inquiries please contact Carl Williams at 313-491-0003.