As we set our sights on 2020, we do it with incredible excitement, enormous challenge and with a plan that was once a lonely placeholder on our vision board.
We’re growing. It began with a call from our friends at The Lake House, a cancer support organization with a similar mission. They were struggling. They wanted to keep their doors open but said that may only be possible with our help. Without hesitation, we agreed to acquire them and place them safely under our umbrella. We now have Gilda’s Club Lake House location in St. Clair Shores bordering the Grosse Pointes and serving a great deal of Macomb and Wayne Counties.
During that transition, we idled for a bit our dream of a location in Detroit. A location to reach under resourced areas and reach families who may find Royal Oak or St. Clair Shores a challenge to get to. But we are no longer waiting! In late 2019 or early 2020, Gilda’s Club will open our doors in the Durfee Innovation Society, a non profit hub designed to provide wrap-around services for Detroiters.
We do all of this knowing we are small, but mighty in our dreams and our confidence knowing that as we embrace the community, you embrace us.
We wish you a wonderful 2020. With your support, our year will be filled with purpose and kindness.
Laura Varon Brown
Executive Director & CEO