Give Detroit – A Charitable Registry


Franklin-Wright’s values are based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family. Franklin-Wright Settlements (FWS) strives to achieve this through excellence in service and equality of treatment. FWS, established in 1881, is rooted in southeast Michigan. Its goal is to know and understand neighborhoods, to help develop their potential, to provide or aid in obtaining the services people need, and to relate the neighborhood to the wider community.


Early Start Child Development Center – Serves youth from birth to 5 years with language and literacy exploration, social development, fine and gross motor skills. Parenting support programs include daily drop-in, before- and after-care.

After-School Enrichment Programs – Youth 6-17 years of age receive tutorial and homework assistance, cultural arts and recreation programs, nutritious snacks or meals, anger management and life skills instruction, swimming lessons, and individual and group sessions. Additional programs include gardening and cooking, employability skills, community activism, organized recreation, college preparation, cultural awareness programming, an annual college tour, and transportation.

Senior Outreach Services – Seniors can take part in Food and Friendship (socialization), community outreach, kinship care, enhanced fitness and Zumba classes, and personal action toward health programming.

Family Growth and Development – Programs focused on families include family reunification, parent/child interaction, crisis intervention, family counseling, food and shelter assistance, energy assistance, and education.


Monique Marks, LMSW,
President & CEO

Michael Van Tull, Interim Board Chairman
Dr. Kenneth Harris, Vice Chairman
Debra Rush, Vice Chair
Richard Halsted, Treasurer
Kimberly Davis, Secretary
Hali Giessler
Missionary Hattie Humphrey
Hon. Teola Hunter
Dan Pitera
Leonard Alford III
George Nicholson III
Stephanie Julien
Brandon Jackson
Dr. Annette McCain
Nicole Wells Stallworth
Karynton Thomas


Franklin-Wright Settlements Inc.
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI 48207

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