Domestic Violence Advocate Project

Urban safety

our goals


Enhance community guardianship through cleaning up vacant lots, bike watches, peace walks and the creation of block clubs and community patrols. 

deter crime

Reduce chances of becoming a crime victim through educational leaflets, VINetching, and home safety assessments to make our homes and vehicles safer.



Members organize with police, schools, churches and organizations to create spaces for potlucks, open houses, safe routes to schools, and more.

Urban safety services

Want to bring us to your neighborhood?

block clubs

Members can assist with neighborhood block clubs to create change block by block. Click on the icon for more info.

Car Safety

To learn more about our free wheel lock initiative, VINetching events and other tips to deter vehicle thefts, click on the icon.

Safe Route

To find out more about how to create safe routes to public transit and schools for children, click on the icon.

Home safety assessment

Members conduct free assessments and give supplies to keep your home safe and deter theft. Click on the icon for more info.

what it takes

  • Detroit Resident
  • 18 years or older
  • 1 year of service
  • Commitment to Detroit

What you get

  • Biweekly Living Stipend
  • Money for College
  • Skill Building
  • Educational support


Vacant homes boarded up


home Safety assessments


Vehicle VINetches completed

To find out more about how to bring our services to your neighborhood, or how to become a member with the Urban Safety Program, please click the link below.

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