Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services. = CARES, these important principles and ideals are the cornerstones of sustainable, workable and healthy communities – now and into the future. From birth to death, every Human Being deserves the right to access all that Life can provide. Food. Shelter. Education. Safety. Stability. Encouragement. Resources. Guidance. Love. Respect. Kindness. And Care.
Through thoughtful leadership and far-reaching vision, CARES of Farmington Hills, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has become a reality, with the successful purchase of the former St. Alexander’s Church and grounds from the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 29, 2017. For decades, the St. Alexander’s Church community was a safe-haven for many, and after having sat vacant for more than four years, the property will once again bustle with life and vitality.
Located on 10.5 beautiful acres in Farmington Hills, Michigan, previously owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit, CARES will serve as an incubation site for the betterment of our fellow citizens and will be a living example of community integration and upliftment for southeast Michigan, for the state and for the nation.
The CARES Campus has three existing buildings - a church, a rectory and a convent, which will serve as the foundation and starting point for the metamorphosis of this far-reaching plan. CARES is not re-inventing services, but rather is re-inventing the ways in which services are offered, creating a central campus that offers convenient, unprecedented consolidation of human need services, from infancy into senior adulthood.
CARES of Farmington Hills is actively supporting 3 of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG), adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future."
#1 SDG - No Poverty - End Poverty in all its forms.
#2 SDG - Zero Hunger - End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
#3 SDG - Good Health and Well Being - Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages.
#5 SDG- Gender Equality - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
To lean more about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals please see this website. https://www.un.org/