Go-Getters is open four 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.
Go-Getters is located at 2640 West Vernor, Detroit, 48216. For more information, contact Shirley Cockrell, who heads the program, at 313.961.0677 or email her.
Donations are an essential part of the funding for Go-Getters to support and sustain its programming. Please consider helping. Use our online donation form and write "Go-Getters appeal" in the comments section. Or call Janette Rodriguez at 313.297.1372.