Join Us for the 10th Annual Parkside Health Fair July 18th, 2018 from 11-3 p.m.!






Friends Of Parkside will host its 10th Annual Parkside Health Fair Wednesday, July 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TVP II Community Center, located at 5000 Conner at Warren, on Detroit’s eastside.

2018 Health Fair Sponsors (Partial listing):
Detroit Health Department (Gold)
Mercy Primary Care Center (Silver)
Deliberative Engagement of Communities in Decisions about Researcher Spending (DECIDERS) (Bronze)

2018 Participating Agencies (Partial listing):
Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
Blue Cross Complete
Detroit Health Department – WIC
Distinctive College Prep
Dominican Literacy Program
Harbor Health Plan
Henry Ford Health Systems
Legal Aid & Defender Association
Logical Choice
Mercy Primary Health Center
Molina Health Care of Michigan
Michigan State University Extension
Nest Child Care and Parent Institute
Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office
Total Health Care
And more!

Activities Include:
Talk to health professionals
Free health information
Free health screenings (Blood pressure & BMI)
Workshops (smoking cessation, accessing treatment, Social Security disability benefits, safe sleep education)
Free refreshments
Mobile Secretary of State

For more information about the 2018 Health Fair, please call 313-822-0311 or email

To be a 2018 health fair vendor, please download, complete and return this form: 2018 Parkside Health Fair Vendor form




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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed @ Friends of Parkside

Friends Of Parkside is looking for volunteers to assist with its various programs and projects. If you are interested or have questions, please call 313.822.0311.


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Are You Connected? Get Jobs and Food information by Text, Twit, or Email

To keep Parkside residents informed about jobs, food give-a-way, volunteer opportunities and more, Friends Of Parkside has developed the ParksideConnected! Project. The Parkside Connected allows FOP to send TVP residents text and email messages about things going on in the community. To sign up for the ParksideConnected! Project, send a text message or email to with your name, phone number, and carrier or call FOP at 313.822.0311, or stop by the FOP office and fill out the ParksideConnected! sign up form. You can now follow us on Twitter@friendsParkside.




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FOP will distribute food Wed, July 18th from 11-3 p.m!

FOP will be passing out food & non-food items Wed, July 18th from 11-3 p.m. or while supply last @5000 Conner.  Info 822.0311

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Parkside children attends Horseback Camp June 18-22

FOP would like to thank Detroit Horsepower, Detroit Housing Commission, Fourmidable/TVP Management Office, R. Bayer, an anonymous donor, our staff and summer interns (Latesa, Sierra & Destini) for making it possible for Parkside children to have a great Horseback summer camp experience.


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Friends Of Parkside

Friends Of Parkside (FOP)             Detroit, Michigan

The Friends of Parkside (FOP) is a  not-for profit, community-based organization located on Detroit’s east side in Parkside Homes, a public housing complex. FOP was incorporated in March of 1991. FOP has up to a 15-member board of Directors consisting of Parkside residents, and representatives from community-based organizations, agencies, and institutions.

Friends Of Parkside Mission/Approach/Philosophy

FOP is dedicated to the betterment of the Parkside Community. It is committed to working with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side. FOP approach is to provide information and action forums for residents of Parkside Homes and their surrounding neighbors so that together they can begin to address those issues that adversely affect their lives.  FOP believes that whatever happens in or around Parkside Homes affects each of us, and that by working together residents can change things for the better.

Friends Of Parkside Goals

  • A healthy, drug-free, and safe Parkside Community, especially for pregnant women, infants, and youth.
  • An informed and knowledgeable community willing to work together to address issues that threatens the quality of life in the Parkside Community.
  • Gainful employment, businesses, and personal growth opportunities in the Parkside Community.
  • Families and individuals committed to improving the community.

The Community Friends Of Parkside Serves

Friends of Parkside is willing to work with all residents, organizations, institutions, and businesses on Detroit’s east side to achieve its mission and goals. FOP primary focus area is the Parkside Community, which is bounded by Ford Freeway (I-94) on the north, East Forest on the south St. Jean on the west,  and Alter Road on the east.

FOP Programs & Projects (Partial list)

-Bright Futures Youth Program (BFYP)
-Parkside Academic Sports Teams project (PAST)
-Parkside Computer Learning Center
-Parkside Connected!
-Monthly Food Distribution
-Annual Dear Santa/Gift Day Project

For more info, please call 313.822.0311 or

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