Connect 2 Protect Detroit
Ascension Ml School-Based Health Centers


in partnership with

Connect 2 Protect-Detroit and Ascension MI School-Based Health Centers

Sexual Health

The Detroit Health Department now offers reproductive health services through the Federal Title X program. This program allows the Health Department to provide high-quality reproductive health care to adults and adolescents at low or no-cost.
The Detroit Health Department’s HIV/STD Prevention program wants to make it easier to get condoms. Consistent and correct use of latex condoms provides protection from HIV, STDs, and pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always go to Planned Parenthood for your health care.
Advantage Health Centers is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare and support services to Metro Detroit’s community and those experiencing homelessness regardless of source of payment.


826michigan inspires school-aged students to write with skill and confidence in collaboration with adult volunteers in their communities. The writing and tutoring programs uphold a culture of creativity and imagination and support students in establishing strong habits of mind.

Substance misUse

The Detroit COVID-19 Virtual Therapy Collaborative aims to remove stigma and barriers to treatment for youth and adults ages 14 and up for those in or approaching a crisis related to or triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Centers

Ascension Southeast MI Community Health currently operates 25 Ascension MI School-Based Health Centers: within the Detroit Public Schools Community District, Covenant House, Clintondale School System, Warren Consolidated Schools District, Oak Park School District, Southfield School District, Hazel Park School District, Center Line Public Schools, within the Cornerstone Schools, Sturgis Public Schools and 1 School-Linked Health Center in Sturgis, MI.

Medical Services
The Health Centers offer various medical and mental health services, which are tailored for each site. Medical services provided for the students, school staff and community include: general health assessments; immunizations; gynecological exams and pap smears; laboratory and diagnostic testing; dental, vision and hearing screening; sports physicals; pregnancy testing; sexually transmitted disease testing; treatment and counseling; nutritional counseling; specialist referrals, counseling services; individual and group counseling; family counseling; substance abuse; and behavioral modification
Additional Services
The Health Center offers, through our partnerships: vision exams, glasses, dental exams, cleanings, and restorative care (extractions, fillings)
Program Services
The Health Centers offer a myriad of programs and services. The programs offered are developed based on a survey administered to students and parents of the targeted school population. The survey assesses the needs of the students and parents, which are unique to each school population. Based on the survey, the Health Centers currently offers the following programs and services: Making a Difference – HIV/AIDS Prevention and Abstinence education; Safe Dates – a dating and relationship/domestic violence prevention program; Life Skills – Interpersonal skill development, including coping and decision-making; Red Flags – Depression Awareness & Identification and Suicide Prevention; Deep Breath – Asthma management/education and asthma camp; Diabetes Education & Management; KidMILES – Nutrition and exercise programs & Free Press Marathon; and WHYTRY – Violence, drug & alcohol, and drop-out prevention education.
Services through Osborn
Behavioral Health Services Only
Medical Services Only

Behavioral Health Services Only

Services through Central

Behavioral Health Services Only (New Site)

Counseling Services/Hotlines

Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

Talkspace is an online and mobile therapy company.

The mission of Smiling Minds is to provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

With nearly two-and-a-half decades of experience answering the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse, the history of The Hotline is full of bold leadership and selfless advocacy.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Empowering victims and survivors to find safety, support, connection, and hope.

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.

Psychology Today’s directory provides a comprehensive directory of therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities near you.

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Get answers to your questions regarding HIV/AIDS and how to protect yourself.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) National Help Center, founded in 1996, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. 

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) empowers individuals, families, and communities to achieve sexually healthy lives through education and advocacy.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Detroit Health Department Programs

Overview of services provided by Children’s Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) to children with special needs and their families.

The Detroit Health Department’s Immunizations Program provides immunizations at location for children and adults.


WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program that provides nutrition education & counseling, nutritious foods, breastfeeding support and referrals.

The Lead Safe Detroit Coalition provides health services and lead education, removes hazardous lead sources in homes, conducts school and home water testing,

The Vision and Hearing Program provides FREE vision and hearing screenings to all children in Detroit, ages 3-18 years old.

SisterFriends Detroit is a volunteer effort to support healthier moms and babies. SisterFriends Detroit provides support to pregnant moms, and their families until their baby’s first birthday.


Get tested, vaccinated or to receive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

Saint Frances Cabrini Clinic

Located in historic Corktown near downtown Detroit, St. Frances Cabrini Clinic sponsored by Most Holy Trinity Church and managed by Trinity Health is the oldest free clinic in the nation. Volunteer providers make primary care, prescription assistance, and mental health care available to uninsured adults in Detroit.

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

The Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) provides funding to eligible, low-income homeowners to assist with water bills, water conservation, and self-sufficiency initiatives. To be eligible, you must be a customer of the Great Lakes Water Authority and residing in their service areas.
The Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides services to low-income households in the form of electricity bill assistance and various energy services to help you stay ahead on your utility bills.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables eligible low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The program offers energy efficiency services that are tailored to your home, helping you save as much money as possible.

The Weatherization program enables eligible low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The program offers energy efficiency services that are tailored to your home, helping you save as much money as possible.

The Employment Linkages Program teaches Employment Readiness Skills and extends resources to homeless individuals in Wayne County, which help them find employment and self-sustainability. Support and resources include weekly employment groups, career planning, resume help, interview preparation, job placement, computer usage, mailing service, uniforms, and more.

Wayne Metro offers a variety of programs to ensure you and your family have access to healthy meals and produce. Our programs include the Wayne Metro Snack Wagon, supporting local community gardens, pop-up food pantries, and more — all of which are focused on distributing fresh produce and lunches to those with limited access to nutritional food.

Head Start is a preschool program for income-eligible families with children between the ages of 3 and 5. Our Head Start classrooms provide a safe and supportive environment for your children to learn, grow, and develop before beginning their traditional schooling. Early Head Start offers services to expecting mothers and children up to 3 years old. These services include complete health and mental health services, educational home-visits, and introduction to additional resources. 

Our After School programs are offered to youth in grades K-12 throughout Wayne County, providing them a safe space to continue learning, playing, and socializing after the school day comes to an end. Program benefits include help with homework, healthy snacks, educational activities and trips, family engagement and more. 

Wayne Metro offers many Healthy Family Resources such as free safety seats and diapers through our Community Diaper Bank. We also collaborate with local organizations to host semi-annual Community Baby Showers, in which parents and families are given information and gifts that help them be more caring, informed, and attentive.

The LEAPS adult education program is a whole-family literacy program offered to income-eligible parents and their children, ages 6 months to 8 years. The LEAPS program will help you to help your child by strengthening your own literacy skills and providing you with positive parenting and guidance tools so you can inspire your child to be a great learner and to grow in every way.

Our Child Development Associate (CDA) Apprenticeship Program offers the opportunity to become an Early Childhood Education Professional by completing 120 hours of free, on-site training toward a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and earning a stipend while working in an early childhood setting. Once you complete the program, you are on your way to becoming an Early Childhood Education Professional.

Wayne Metro is committed to helping you and your family better understand and manage your finances. We offer services and resources such as the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), which offers free, one-on-one financial counseling to Wayne County residents. Other services include free tax preparation and Wayne Metro’s Homebuyer Club, which prepares homebuyers to participate in a down payment assistance program.

COVID Resources

The COVID-19 Training Program for K-12 Schools The American Nurses Association of Michigan (ANA-Michigan) has launched a free online four-part training program for teachers, faculty and staff for K-12 schools. Developed as a proactive response to the growing need of school administrators amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the program seeks to secure the facts and share appropriate safety measures to help schools support their worried staff and concerned parents. To ensure the best possible outcome for this project ANA-Michigan solicited its membership, seeking individuals with a particular interest in how COVID-19 is impacting schools. Out of the dozens of nurses that applied, the Nursing Practice Committee carefully reviewed and selected 8 ANA-Michigan members to serve as authors and trainers for the program. For the past month, the team of nurses have been building the curriculum, vetting resources and recording training videos.

Emergency Shelter

Founded in 1909, The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has embarked upon its 110th year of continued service providing food, shelter and services to intervene where homelessness and substance addiction occur. DRMM is a faith-based, non-profit organization, recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and has devoted a wealth of resources to meet the basic needs of humanity while motivating individuals to rebuild their lives, one life at a time. The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is one of the largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse in the country.

COVID Resources

Testing is now taking place at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center. Tests are free to all Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and there is no prescription needed. All testing will take place indooors. Testing will be open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only.

Healthy Relationships

KeepConnected offers free quizzes, discussion starters, family activities, and other ideas to help families explore and strengthen their relationships and help children and teens grow up responsibly.

Offers resources for youth, parents and families for the #TalkingisPower campaign to promote positive sexual health discussion among youth and the champions in their life.

Mental Health Resources

The Detroit COVID-19 Virtual Therapy Collaborative aims to remove stigma and barriers to treatment for youth and adults ages 14 and up for those in or approaching a crisis related to or triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic

Food Resources

Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan mission is to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources.
Forgotton Harvest is dedicated to relieving hunger and preventing nutritious food waste.
Michigan 2-1-1 is a free service that connects Michigan residents with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies and resources right in their communities—quickly, easily, and confidentially.

Inspired by the life and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we: tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food, strive to stimulate minds and nourish spirits, and work to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community.

Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need.

All Saints Soup Kitchen is a faith community dedicated to the call to feeding the community.