S.A.Y Detroit Family Health Clinic/S.A.Y. Detroit Play

S.A.Y. Detroit Charities was founded by Mitch Albom and is aimed at improving the lives of the neediest citizens, through shelter, food, medical care, volunteer efforts and education. It serves as the umbrella for ongoing major projects including S.A.Y Detroit Family Health Clinic and S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center. Operated in partnership with Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, the clinic primarily serves homeless and/or uninsured women and to a lesser extent, uninsured children.

D2N has created specialty clinics including cardiology, pulmonary, dermatology, ear nose and throat, naturopathic medicine, podiatry, and gynecology. Clinics in ophthalmology and acupuncture are in the planning stages. Reliable pathways for women to be able to enter the hospital system for procedures and surgery have also been developed. An interview with Dr. Charfoos, the physician who staffs the gynecology clinic, on Fox 2 Detroit News, describes her work.

S.A.Y Clinic and Buckets of Rain, across from the clinic, have a unique partnership in their "Prescription for Vegetables" program. The program provides free vegetables for clinic patients.

S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center is a training center for young people to improve their community, starting with themselves. Their mission is to develop great readers and great people. Building Better Men is currently housed at S.A.Y. Detroit Play.

Dr. Debbie Charfoos (pictured in the middle) volunteers at the clinic and promotes the clinic during her WNUC healthcare-focused radio show.
Odis Bellinger at Building Better Men Open House at S.A.Y. Play