|To improve the quality of life for all people in the Detroit community, with particular emphasis on the African American
community, through programs that: advocate for positive change, educate to up lift, empower to improve economic
conditions and use methods for self-determination.
|Operation Get Down, Inc. (OGD is a nonprofit, community-based agency that has served metro Detroiters since 1971.
Centrally located at the corner of Harper and Gratiot, OGD has been a mainstay of the eastside community for over 30
years. Born of the community organization movement in the 1970's, OGD is a true grassroots success story.
While many grassroots organization of the 70's have come and gone, Operation Get Down, Inc. has grown to a million
dollar CARF accredited, United Way member agency, that serves over 35,000 people each year. OGD is proud of our
grassroots heritage and equally proud of our proven ability to evolve and remain flexible in an increasingly complex
funding and service delivery environment. Through ever changing times, the hallmark of OGD's continue success and
viability has been our strong track record for identifying and responding to current, emerging community needs.
Today, OGD continues to focus on our community's most marginalized citizens, offering residential substance abuse
treatment in additional to our homeless programs.
|Our Philosophy of Care
|Operation Get Down is committed to an African centered value system known as the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principals):
|10100 Harper Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213
313-921-9422 * 313-571-9022 fax
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City of Detroit
Federal Per-trail Unit
State of Michigan
United Way for
|Peace and Progress
Sandra Bomar Parker
|A Message from the Executive Director