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For over 20 years, we have been instrumental in bringing together residential voices, business expertise, and community resources to support in building a healthy and a thriving community. Donate now to Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation, help us to ensure that our impact continues and our efforts are sustainable. 

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Thank you for giving in any amount and any way that you can.  Together, the funds raised will go towards our programs, workshops, and resources so that we may continue to be of service to our community. You can give in multiple ways. Donate by check, card or PayPal. 


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Covenant Community care

Covenant Community Cares clinical services encountered over four thousand residents and families to provide medical and behavioral patient care.




Healthy, Eating, Activity & Learning workshops reached a mere of 2 thousand residents in the community (reported October of 2021). 




Healthy Homes Rx provided roofing replacements for residents in Detroit’s District 7, awarded by grant and partnership lenders.



Your Donation, Where & How it’s used

Over the next few years, our focus is development. That means improving capacity building to support community-led programs and services. Translating our mission through community engagement and outreach, and working together to purposefully and continuously create change. We look forward to rising to the challenge to invest in the Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation and to the residents it serves. Thank you to all donors, volunteers, missionaries, Chefs, and community health workers.

our impact

Our services address essential needs of the community and of public health. The Healthy Eating Activity and Learning (HEAL Initiative) emphasizes education and the improvement of health for residents of District 7, and their surrounding communities. Our HEAL Initiative currently deploys year-round programs to service fresh food options, introduce new cooking techniques, and directly provides fresh produce to the doors of program participants.

The Social and Entrepreneurial Resource Village (SERV Detroit Initiative) improves the lives of residents through community economic development services. The SERV Detroit Imitative deploys year-round programs to help eliminate blight, and improve quality of life providing home repairs and small business support.


Our Farmer’s Market is part of the Detroit Community Markets group. The annual program services Cody Rouge, Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods of District 7. The program enables our residents access to a variety of local produce growers, vendors, cooking demonstrations, recipes, samples, nutrition and health education. The following payment methods are accepted during the market; Cash, Bridge/EBT card, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh Coupons, Sr. Project Fresh, and Fresh Prescription.



Cooking for A Change aims to connect our residents with health experts. Our program facilitates instructional-led cooking with renowned Detroit Chefs. Detroit Chef(s) will select a healthy recipe to include dish preparations, cooking, and presentation of cooked dish.

fresh prescriptions

Fresh Prescription is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that brings together healthcare and food systems. Our program is built to foster relationships to build a healthy and a sustainable food system in Detroit. This promising approach to a healthier food system connects patients to fresh, locally-grown produce while providing direct economic benefits to small and midsize farmers.


Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation has played a pivotal role in addressing the economic challenges within Detroit’s District 7.

There is a comprehensive approach to fighting poverty driven by residents of District 7 with public resources and community engagement to meet basic needs, to stimulate growth and to strengthen neighborhoods and economic opportunities.