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Veterans Services

We offer programs to help veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, including Piquette Square for Veterans and Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF).

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John Van Camp receives Lifetime Achievement Award Barbara's story: Redefining her life after age 60 2015 ProsperUS annual convening John Van Camp receives social justice award REBOOT graduation at Piquette Square Mayor urges Detroiters to claim EITC Freep editorial cites our Housing First model Obama commends former Piquette veteran WDIV features our Thrive by Five program Earn + Learn starts up again Model D: Deconstruction jobs opportunities DPS and Southwest Solutions partner to provide Head Start City Hall welcomes ProsperUS entrepreneurs Vista community meeting a great success Toyota Family Literacy program begins New table of deconstructed wood impresses Free Press: Entrepreneur programs flourish Politico: How do you rebuild a city? Crain's: Southwest Detroit mixes hard work, entrepreneurship Shelterforce Magazine features ProsperUS

Dedication of Masco Veterans Park at Piquette Square ELC Back to School fair: school supplies and family fun Op Ed about new Birth to Five program Chase announces Home Restoration Program Live in the D story on Piquette Square Live in the D features Adult Learning Lab 2014 scholarship recipients Jose and Hector
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Excellence and Efficiency

- Seth Lloyd, Chairman of the Southwest Solutions' Board
  “Southwest Solutions has earned a national reputation as a leading provider of human services and as a model of community and economic development. We are also known for our cutting-edge and strategic thinking. In 2005, we were named “Best Managed Nonprofit” by Crain’s Detroit. We are committed to excellence, innovation and efficiency in every aspect of our organization and programs.”
Southwest Solutions
  • Innovative
  • Caring
  • Resourceful
  • Well-managed
  • Fiscally sound
  • Committed to excellence


Southwest Solutions is nationally recognized as a model of community building. We are a leading provider of both human services and affordable housing and economic development. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families, while making southwest Detroit a place where people choose to live because of its vitality and diversity. We help those who were at the margins of society turn the page and write new chapters of resilience and purpose.

Our programs are wide-ranging and work in concert to create a full system of support that promotes recovery and improves quality of life. We serve people of all ages and backgrounds. And, when we cannot accomplish a project or program on our own, we collaborate with other agencies to address identified needs and build effective partnerships.

The structure of Southwest Solutions has four parts, each a 501(c)(3): Counseling, Housing, Economic Solutions, and Administration. The programs that we provide are generally organized under Counseling, Housing or Economic Solutions, although, quite often, all four parts of Southwest Solutions come into play in a program’s operation. 

Southwest Counseling Solutions is divided into four major program areas or Centers of Excellence: Adult Counseling Services; Early Childhood & School Based Services; Children, Youth and Families; and Supportive Housing. Each Center of Excellence offers many different programs and services.  

Southwest Housing Solutions is divided into two major program areas: Housing and Real Estate Development and Property Management.

Southwest Economic Solutions encompasses a broad range of programs and services that provide opportunities for individuals and families to achieve greater economic success.

The Administrative Services Organization (ASO) of Southwest Solutions includes our financial operations, Human Resources, and Fund Development and Public Affairs. Our Community Organizing initiative is also part of our ASO.


To see news articles and photo essays about our programs, please visit the News page for the particular program by following these links:


This video features Freddie Harris, a talented artist who was homeless for a dozen years before receiving housing and counseling services with us. To see additional videos, please visit out YouTube channel.