Who We Are


Our Mission

The mission of Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation is to support residents and businesses in building a healthy and thriving community

Our Community

The community that we serve is located on the far west side of Detroit, Michigan; covering 8.5 square miles which includes Rouge Park, a 1,184 acre urban park which features 12 playgrounds, 3 swimming pools, multiple ball fields & more.

Forty percent of the residents in the community live below the federal standard for poverty. Twenty percent of the residents above the age of 18 lack a high school diploma.


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Fostering Healthy, Vibrant, and Resilient Neighborhoods

To support comprehensive neighborhood revitalization, Joy Southfield provides:

  • Home improvement grants
  • Farmers market & community gardening
  • Home-ownership support
  • Home foreclosure prevention
  • Local economic development
  • Commercial facade improvement program

In addition, we are dedicated to providing preventative health education and promoting primary health services through our partnership with Covenant Community Care and preventative health education programs to low-income and uninsured families and individuals.

  • Primary health care for the uninsured and insured*
  • Preventative health care*

* Provided By Covenant Community Care