Carol Palackdharry is an oncologist from Illinois and a member of Southwest Solutions’ Leadership Giving Circle. She brought her 14 year old son Nathan to…
Go-Getters in southwest Detroit provides a place of fellowship for men and women living with mental illness, many of whom are homeless or formerly homeless. It provides nutritious lunches, art and recreational activities, learning opportunities, recovery support groups, and important support services to help individuals in their recovery journeys and reintegration into society. Go-Getters’ staff works with persons to secure vital documentation so they can qualify for housing and benefits. Staff also works closely with Southwest Counseling to ensure that individuals receive the mental health services they need.
Go-Getters is open five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 7 AM to 2 PM. It is a warm and welcoming place, where persons in recovery from mental illness can relax, be themselves, feel accepted and safe, and find the support and encouragement that they need to rebuild meaningful lives. Many participants describe Go-Getters as a “family,” where they feel a sense of belonging.
Programming includes support groups for men and women, recovery groups for substance use, meetings of the Bipolar Disorder Support Association of Metro Detroit, a daily walking and fitness group, music and arts and crafts classes. A nutritious lunch is served daily.
Participants have the opportunity to help run the center, assisting with everything from conducting social activities and support groups to mentoring new members. This involvement enables participants to gain and practice social skills, and to grow in feelings of competence and self-esteem.
And provides a hot and nutritious lunch to about 40 individuals.