Detroit Evening Report: Detroit public schools receive nearly $3M to add 12 new health centers

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The Health Hubs located at 12 Detroit high school sites are designed to address behavioral, mental and physical needs to support students and families in the district.

The Detroit Public School Community District will receive $2.76 million from the philanthropic corporation Ballmer group to help launch 12 additional health centers in high schools.

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The centers aim to help provide families with medical resources and services they need to attend school regularly. There will be an intake person at each center that will guide families to dental, medical and mental health services.

The services will be open to DPSCD students, their families and community members. The district ensures that every student will be within three miles of a health center.

As reported by Chalkbeat Detroit, the 12 high schools are:

  • Central High School/Durfee Elementary-Middle School
  • East English Village Preparatory Academy at Finney
  • Southeastern High School
  • Western International High School/Maybury Elementary School
  • Cody High School
  • Denby High School
  • Henry Ford High School
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School
  • Mumford High School
  • Northwestern High School
  • Osborn High School
  • Pershing High School

The 12 centers will launch on a staggered schedule, with five launching next school year and the remaining locations launching 2024-2026.

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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.