Detroit Evening Report: Detroit Heals Detroit celebrates Healing Hub grand opening with block party

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Detroit Heals Detroit block party

Detroit Heals Detroit is celebrating the grand opening of their Healing Hub with a free block party this Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

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The event will feature a DJ, bounce house, free food and more family-friendly activities.

The block party will officially launch the youth-led program that has been the culmination of three years of raising nearly $100,000 to renovate a vacant home that will provide young Detroiters with collective healing from everyday traumas — including housing insecurity, economic oppression, food insecurity and gun violence.

Located on the east side of Detroit near 8 Mile Rd and Gratiot, the Healing Hub helps youths age 12-21 and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The facility provides access to laundry, a climate controlled space and free coffee.

Additionally, there will be healing sessions, youth-led book clubs, community gardening, food pantries and more services.

The block party is located at 19510 Alcoy Ave. To learn more about Detroit Heals Detroit and the Healing Hub, go to

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.