Strategic Partners


St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church provides a home within their Parish Hall for the Corner Shower and Laundry to serve the homeless.

St Peter’s describes itself as a “welcoming, inclusive, Episcopal/ecumenical/earth-based congregation that practices communion as neither pretty nor perfect but open to all of us to show up as we are.  We are participatory, active, loving, and committed to the often uncomfortable challenges of inner and communal spiritual growth.”
CSL’s Board of Directors has worked closely with the Vestry of St. Peter’s to designate a section of St. Peter’s that CSL is renovating into the shower and laundry facility. We are so grateful to St. Peter’s for the strong support and sponsorship they have provided and continue to provide.

Manna Community Meal

Manna Community Meal is also located within St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and provides meals for approximately 120 guests daily, 5 days a week.

Manna Community Meals has served the homeless and others in need in the Corktown area of Detroit for more than 40 years. Its mission is to offer sanctuary from the harsh realities of the street and to foster human dignity. Manna Meal is affiliated with Day House Catholic Worker and is co-sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The soup kitchen is co-managed by Tom Lumpkin, Priest at Day House, and Marianne Arbogast. It is their guests that inspire CSL to build and operate this needed facility.

Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, is considered as if he saved an entire world.
— Talmud
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Their support has been vital in getting us this far:

Abida Blaze, Blaze Belly Dance

Held fundraising dance recital for basement renovation 

Ana Escober

Interior Designer from Ecuador who developed first floor plan  

Barron Dumpster

Donated dumpster to haul away demolition debris

Curtis Bryant, People Helping People

Held fundraising dinner to for basement renovation

ds Architects, Inc

DS Architects, Inc. provided timed and input to create our working floor plan.

John Bigger, Integrity Building Group

Architect who developed final construction drawing and design

Katrina , Madonna University School of Social Work

Held Panera fundraiser for renovation 

Knights of Columbus

Volunteers who demolished the ceiling and financial contributors

M Laundering

 Donated 3 commercial washing machine and dryers

Michigan State University students

Consulted on social media exposure

MRA construction

Volunteered two days with their entire work crew for demolition 

Murphy Brothers Plumbing

 Fixed water waste pipe above the church

Paul Corrado, Corrado Construction  

Our General Contractor and supervisor of volunteer construction crews         

Robert Arens, Cal Poly SLO, Department of Architecture

Architect from California who advised on design issues 

Rotary Club, Birmingham location

Financial contributor

Sachse Construction

Sachse Construction gave time and input to help us create a construction budget.

Stacy Gittleman, Detroit Jewish News

Journalist who wrote several articles about CSL 

Three lyons creative group

Helped develop the first website and marketing material 

University of Michigan school of social work

University of Michigan, School of Social Work students
Conducted needs assessment, developed brochure and template grant proposals