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 been involved in the renovation of the facility, acquisition of furniture and fundraising for the clinic (see Bike Program). In addition, a grant from the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation on behalf of the clinic was given in 2016.

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.

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. D2N plans to create a community bike program using bikes from the Bike Program. In addition, American Cycle and Fitness has donated fitness equipment to the center.

With the goals of health education and increased awareness of the free services available to homeless and uninsured women, WNUC broadcasts a biweekly (every other Monday at 6 pm) health segment: House Call with Dr. Debbie. Sponsored by EVO Detroit, Dr. Debbie (who also runs the gynecology clinic at S.A.Y Detriot Family Health Clinic) interviews a guest physician to address a pertinent health issue such as nutrition, exercise, diabetes and hypertension.

Banner for Health Fair at S.A.Y. Clinic
Mike Reuter, President/CEO of ACF, with donated fitness equipment and Richard