Services To Enhance Potential

To support individuals in the pursuit of their chosen goals and the achievement of personal satisfaction in their lives.
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 To support individuals in the pursuit of their chosen goals and the achievement of personal satisfaction in their lives.


Services to Enhance Potential (STEP) is a nonprofit organization that provides support and services to nearly 1,400 persons with disabilities and other mental health needs in Wayne and Macomb counties. Its offerings include support coordination, employment and self-employment services, job development, training, and skill-building. A major goal of STEP is to increase the number of persons who are employed, self-employed, and volunteer in their communities.

• Sponsor, donate, and attend the eighth annual STEPS to Success in October 2024.
• Donate to STEP’s Thrift Store and Donation Centers in Dearborn Heights, Southgate, and the City of Wayne.
• Become an employee partner who hires individuals from STEP.w
• Purchase artwork from artists at the Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC).
• Join STEP’s mailing list to learn about upcoming happenings and events.
• Let STEP’s production program do your kitting and hand-assembly jobs.


‘What’s Cooking in Westland’ and ‘What’s Cooking in the D’ programs: This program educates participants on a variety of healthy lifestyle topics, including proper eating habits, food prep and clean up. Individuals participate in the program daily to learn culinary skills and healthy eating habits.

Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC): In January 2022, STEP launched Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC), an art and design studio and exhibitions program for artists with developmental disabilities and/or mental health concerns. PASC is dedicated to supporting disabled artists to advance independent artistic practices and build individual career paths in the art and design fields. PASC creates opportunities for hard and soft skill development, income, and employment and is staffed by professional artists and curators.

STEP Thrift Store and Donation Centers: Beginning in June 2007, this community-based business enterprise began as an opportunity to train and employ individuals with developmental and mental disabilities. Our Thrift Store and Donation Centers are located in Dearborn Heights, Southgate and City of Wayne.


Brent Mikulski
Cherie Stangis
Director of Clinical and
Quality Services
Carla Dean
Employment and Training
Services Director
Jeff Bachynski
Director of Operations


Services To Enhance Potential
2941 S. Gulley Rd., Dearborn, MI 48124