11th Annual Parkside Health & Safety Fair – July 17th, 2019

Friends Of Parkside will host its 11th Annual Parkside Health Fair, Wednesday, July 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TVP II Community Center, located at 5000 Conner at Warren, on Detroit’s eastside. This year’s sponsors include Blue Cross Complete, Detroit Health Department, Mercy Primary Care Center, and Molina.

The following vendors and activities have been confirmed for the 11th Annual Parkside Health and Safety Fair Partial list):

• ACCESS Community Health and Research Center
• Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association
• Blue Cross Complete of Michigan
• Detroit Area Agency on Aging
• Communities Reducing Energy & Water
• Detroit East Medical Control Authority
• Detroit Fire Department
• Detroit Health Department
• Dr. Goold – University of Michigan
• Empowerment Zone Coalition
• Henry Ford Health System
• Karmanos Cancer Institute
• Legal Aid & Defender Association, Inc
• Lions of Michigan Hearing Center
• Mercy Primary Care Center
• Mobile Secretary of State Branch
• Molina Healthcare
• Michigan State University Extensions
• Northeast Guidance Center
• Office of State Senator Chang
• St. John Providence Mammography & Heart Units
Please bring state ID and insurance card (If you do not have insurance you may still be eligible.)
• Timbuktu Academy
• Wayne County SAFE
• Unified

Activities include:

Give-A-Ways & Raffle Drawings (3 Kid Bikes, Gift Cards)
• Mobile Fire Safety House
• Mobile Secretary of State
• Children Services (Immunization, Lead testing, Vision & Hearing screenings) Children must be accompanied by parents.
• Free health screenings (Blood pressure, BMI, Mammography, Heart, STD)
• Workshops (Food Demo, Fire and EMS Training, Understanding your Lease, Opioid Overdose Training, Safe Sleep Education, Social Security Disability Benefits, Stop the Bleeding Training)
• Free refreshments
• Music & more!

Last year, more than 28 vendors and over 200 adults and children attend the health fair.

For more information about the health fair or to be a vendor, please email healthfair@friendsofparkside.org. (Please note: This is a $50 vendor fee to cover the cost of table and chair rental, breakfast and lunch)

Click here to download the following:

Final 2018 Health Fair Evaluation Results & Assessment

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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 info@friendsofparkside.org

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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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FOP Food program canceled until 2019

FOP monthly food program is canceled until next year. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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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 parksideconnected@friendsofparkside.org 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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