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State, city officials to join ACCESS for grand re-opening of Hope House Clubhouse

UPDATE: Click here to see photos from the grand re-opening!

Hope House, for adults with a history of mental illness, is unlike any other center in the community

DEARBORN, Mich.—ACCESS, the largest Arab American human service agency, invites you to the grand re-opening celebration of its Hope House Clubhouse, a center for adults with a history of mental illness.


Learn more about Hope House by hearing from ACCESS leadership, chat with members, enjoy refreshments and tour the center.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 4 to 6 p.m.


ACCESS Hope House Clubhouse – 6470 Williamson St., Dearborn MI 48126


Along with Hope House members and ACCESS staff, several city and state officials and community leaders will be present, including:

Representatives from the office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

State Senator David Knezek (D-Dearborn Heights)

State Senator Morris Hood III, D-Detroit

Wayne County Commissioner Al Haidous

Dearborn 19th District Court Chief Judge Sam Salamey

Dearborn Council President Susan Dabaja

Dearborn Councilman Mike Sareini

Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad

Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph Murray

Executive Coordinator for the Dearborn Fire Department Hala Hamdan

Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko

Dearborn Heights Councilwoman Lisa Hicks-Clayton

Dearborn Heights Magistrate Yvonna Abraham

Tom Watkins, President and CEO of Detroit-Wayne Mental Health Authority

Dr. Radwan Khoury, President & CEO Gateway Community Health

Ali Baleed, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Yemen American Benevolent Association (YABA),

Zaman International

The ACCESS Hope House is unlike any other center in the community. It strives to guarantee its members, who are adults with a history of mental illness, the right to a place to come to; the right to form meaningful relationships; and the right to participate in a community. Members contribute to their own recovery process by working and socializing together in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Members planted a community garden this summer (read more here) and use the fruits and vegetables to prepare their daily lunches, which they make from scratch. Learn more about Hope House’s programs at the grand re-opening.


Grounded in a grassroots commitment to serving our community, ACCESS has a 44-year history of providing health, education, employment and social services.  An Arab American nonprofit of excellence, ACCESS empowers communities in Southeast Michigan to improve their economic, social and cultural well-being and extends this mission nationally through advocacy, arts, culture and philanthropy.