Wayne State HIGH Program Delivers Grab-and-Go Bags to Homeless shelters Amid COVID-19 Crisis

DETROIT, Mich. The Wayne State University HIGH Program (Helping Students Go Higher) assembled and delivered Grab-and-Go bags to local Detroit area shelters Mariners Inn, the Neighborhood Service Organization, and COTS to help offset the strain that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on those Detroiters in need.

The Grab-and-Go bags feature Bombas socks and a variety of non-perishable food items and were distributed by several staff members of the Wayne State HIGH Program at Mariners Inn in Midtown Detroit, located at 445 Ledyard St.


About the organizations: Mariners Inn provides 24-hour residential substance abuse treatment for adult homeless men of Southeastern Michigan. Contact Mariners Inn at (313)-962-9446 or visit their website at marinersinn.org.

The Neighborhood Service Organization, located at 882 Oakman Blvd., Suite C., provides assistance to older adults with mental illness; children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities; and homeless recovery services. Contact the Neighborhood Service Organization at nso-mi.org.

COTS, located at 16630 Wyoming Ave, Detroit, MI 48221., creates opportunities for families to collaborate, thrive, and succeed in building strong and stable households, neighborhoods, and communities. Through partnerships, we are able to assist families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education and career goals as they overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation and beyond.