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


2014 Parkside Health fair

2014 Parkside Health fair

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.

2017 Health Fair Sponsors:
Detroit Health Department (Gold)
Mercy Primary Care Health Center (Silver)
Deliberative Engagement of Communities in Decisions about Researcher Spending (DECIDERS) (Bronze)

2017 Participating Agencies:
Blue Cross Complete
Chandler Park Conservancy
Detroit Fire Department
Detroit Health Department – WIC
Detroit Police Department
Dominican Literacy Center
Friend of the Court
Green Door Initiative
Harbor Health
Health Emergency Lifeline Program
Healthy Environment Partnership
Henry Ford Health Systems
Institute of Population Health
Lions Foundation
Logical Choice
Mercy Primary Health Center
Molina Health Care of Michigan
My Community Dental Center
Nest Child Care and Parent Institute
Northeast Guidance Center
Pathways Academy
Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Total Health Fair
Wayne County Family Aquatic Center
and more!

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

To download 2015 Parkside Health Fair Evaluation 

To download 2017 Annual Parkside Health Fair Flyer



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FOP will distribute food today January 31 from 1-2:30 p.m!

FOP will be passing out food Wed, January 31 from 1:00-2:30p or while supply last @5000 Conner. Bring 4 Sav-A-lot bags & photo ID. Please dress warmly. More info 822.0311.

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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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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 Bernice McClodden at 313.822.0311.


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2017 Dear Santa Christmas Is A Huge Success!

Friends Of Parkside (FOP)’s 2017 Dear Santa Christmas Project is officially over for this year.

FOP received more than 40 Dear Santa Letters from Parkside children telling Santa the three things they wanted most for Christmas. With the assistance of Santa Helpers from as far as Seattle and Boston, most Parkside children received at least one gift that they wanted for Christmas or received a prepaid Master or Visa gift card.

FOP would like to thank all the children, parents, and Santa Helpers for making 2017 Dear Santa Project a major success.

For more information about the Dear Santa project, please call 313.822.0311 or email To download 2017 Dear Santa Thank you letter, click here.

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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.




Download ParksideConnected! Enrollment Form

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Join us for the 2018 Healthy Cooking Class – January 25th @ 1-3 p.m

FOP is pleased to once again offer Gleaner’s Cooking Matters class to TVP residents and the larger community. Cooking Matters meets every Thursday for six weeks for 2 hours starting January 25th. The class is taught by a chef and dietitian.

Topics include:
– Healthy Snacks – Shopping Smart
– Food Safety at Home – Cooking Tips from the Chef
– Planning Balanced Meals – Tips for Eating Out

Benefits include:
– Free Groceries! – Free Cookbook: Secrets from the pros!
– Improve your knowledge of nutrition
– Receive a certificate for successful completion – Meets 8 hours per month community service hour requirement for public housing residents.

If you are interested in joining the class, call 313-822-0311.


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