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Cass Community Shelter

Cass Community Social Services is a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs to people in the city. Everything it offers works toward fighting poverty and creating opportunity for area residents. Cass Community Social Services was established as a nonprofit organization in 2002. Prior to that, many of its programs started as a part of Cass Community United Methodist Church. Hope, caring and Christian hospitality are shared with those in need.

  • CCSS prepares and serves 700,000 meals annually.
  • 300 homeless men, women and children currently stay in one of CCSS’ shelters or permanent supportive housing programs.
  • CCSS operates two weekly free medical clinics and a day program for 125 adults with developmental disabilities.
  • 80 adults are currently employed in the agency’s Green Industries which marry jobs with sustainability.

Why We Help Cass Community Social Services

Dexter United Methodist Church has chosen to assist with CCSS’s food program which provides more than 1 million meals a year. Two or three times a year, volunteers prepare food for 100-200 people in the Dexter UMC kitchen. Then Dexter UMC members deliver and serve the food to people at the Cass Community Social Services Center in Detroit. In the past, Dexter UMC members have also helped with some work projects coordinated by CCSS.

What You Need to Know

This mission is temporarily postponed due to the virus. For more information, contact Dexter UMC Cass Community coordinator Mark Roberts at or 734.426.5506.  You can also visit Cass Community Social Services to learn more about the services offered.