Islamic Center of Detroit

A nonprofit organization

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$25,000 Goal

Building Towards the Future: Youth and Mental Wellness

The Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD) exists to serve the most vulnerable people within metro Detroit through the Muslim faith, Islamic principles, and a fundamental belief in assisting others.  Officially opened to the public in January 2000, the ICD has been expanding since then by working on new projects that benefit both Muslims and non-Muslims in the Detroit metro area (48228) and surrounding communities. See more at http://icdonline.org/



My Mental Wellness Program (MMWP)

The My Mental Wellness Program (MMWP) is an existing program that serves over 5,700 individuals each year (of which nearly 2,000 are youth), all free of charge, addressing mental health and wellness issues such as depression, stress, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety (all of which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic).  All clients served are living at, or below, 200% of the federal poverty level (defined by eligibility for free/reduced lunch).  Since mental health resources are nearly non-existent in the community ICD serves, and since there is a strong stigma against mental health services and education (particularly amongst Muslim Americans), the MMWP is essential to the future health of the community.  

Through the MMWP offer weekly, monthly, and quarterly education, prevention, and community outreach lectures, workshops, seminars, trainings, and other preventative services throughout the year. Topics include managing stress, domestic violence, teen parenting, sex trafficking, drug/alcohol awareness, suicide prevention and awareness, CPR training, etc. The MMWP also offers group therapy, support groups, yoga, mindfulness training, and art therapy for youth.  We desire to de-stigmatize mental health and make resources more accessible so community members can live stable and healthy lives. Learn more at www.mymentalwellness.org


Youth Leadership Program and Services

ICD believes that offering youth the opportunity to obtain a job or continue their education is paramount to building a better, more equitable community. This program offers youth in our community opportunities that were previously inaccessible to them, or blocked by barriers such as poverty, race, or other injustices. Through the Youth Leadership Program, ICD connects youth to jobs, job training, educational services (higher education or community college), and other economic opportunities. Specifically, ICD provides those that have dropped out of high school or face unemployment the tools to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Islamic Center of Detroit

Tax id (EIN)

38-3537457

Categories

Education Children & Family Community

Address

14350 TIREMAN ST
DETROIT, MI 48228

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