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Loretta Y
5256 Drexel St.
(Chandler Park, Detroit)
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the project

Off the Street Teens, Inc will provide young men with supervised independent living, learning to be responsible, sharing living quarters, sharing clean-up detailed work and paying rent in a home that Off The Street Teens provide. Off The Street Teens is committed to engaging and empowering young men with skills and support for long-term independence, overcoming social and economic barrier.

Your donation will help us make repairs to the Off the Street Teens' home, including:

  • Roof and gutter 
  • Railings
  • Cement stairs and porch
  • Furnace
  • Mold cleaning 
  • Wet plaster repair and paint 
  • Emergency repair fund

Off the Street Teens is excited to partner with, a national non-profit crowdfunding platform committed to supporting creative and resourceful Detroit residents in our fundraising efforts. Please make your donation on this ioby fundraising page or by check. If you'd like to write a check donation, please follow these steps:

1. Make your check payable to: ioby 

2. Add this to the memo line: Off The Street Teens

3. Mail the check to:


PO Box 4668 #74253

New York, NY, 10163-4668

the steps

  • Rehab house by September,  2017, replace roof, gutters, cement porch and stairs, remove mold, replace furnace and wet plaster repair, cost of repair is based on quotes from Licensed professionals.
  • Finalize partnerships with service providers like, Covenant House, Wolverine Human Services, Michigan Rehab Services and Greendoor Initiative.
  • Finalize monetary and in-kind donations.
  • Bring in young men and get started with the program.

why we're doing it

African American young men in  Detroit age 18-24 are living in poverty and 30% of this same age group are without a high school diploma or GED.

Everyday I see young men in the neighborhood who are homeless, depressed, hungry and neglected doing whatever it takes to survive, this is a key issue in Detroit.  Off The Street Teens will provide a home, educational programs and employment opportunities, working with Convenant House Academy, located on the eastside of Detroit and Ms. Natalie Maes, Supervisor of Independent Living and Young Adult Volunteer Foster Care will assist with providing young men who are transitioning out of Foster Care and Ms. Athena Stephens, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, will counsel young men with special needs.

In Detroit, zip code, 48213, Detroit's key issue is that 37% of 18-24 year olds are living in Poverty and the same age group are without high school diplomas or a GED.  33% of 20-24 year olds have high unemployment and young people age 16-19 years old do not have high school diploma or GED and of this number 9% of them are not enrolled in school, this is twice the state's average. (Cited from: (City of Detroit) Zip Code 48213.  The need to invest in African American youth is crucial.


Disbursed budget (10.31.17):

Funds will be used towards expenses to repair the home. I am so thankful for those who gave to this campaign. 

RAISED = $90.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $2.62

Original Budget:

Help us make these repairs. We need these repairs so that we may move these young boys into a safe and healthy environment.  Please help us raise these funds:

Roof and gutter $9,000

Railings $3,000

Cement stairs and porch $8,485

Furnace $3,700

Mode cleansing $4,175

Wet plaster repair and paint $3,375

Emergency repair fund $3,000

Subtotal: $34,735

Project Subtotal =  $34,735
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,042
Total to raise on ioby = $35,812



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