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Mission Statement and Vision

Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc. has been a strong force in helping the community help itself for over 134 years, and is a cornerstone of strength in supporting individuals, families, groups and is rooted on the east side of Detroit and throughout the tri-county area.

Mission Statement

Franklin-Wright Settlements, Inc.(FWS) is a leading Detroit neighborhood human service organization, existing to assist individuals, families, groups and the community with basic life, family and social needs. FWS embraces the settlement house philosophy, a multi-service holistic approach in cooperation with the community.  FWS also focuses on the prevention, treatment, and amelioration of social problems, through advocacy, programs, projects, activities, services and facilities. The enduring strength of FWS relies on innovation, flexible and responsive programs that recognize ongoing basic needs, despite changing societal priorities and funding.

Our Values

Franklin-Wright values are based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family. Franklin-Wright strives to achieve this through excellence in service and equality of treatment.

Franklin-Wrights goal is to know and understand the neighborhood and to help develop its potential, while providing the services that are needed, in relation to the neighborhood as a wider community.

Franklin-Wrights interest is entirely with the families and each of its members. The goal is to offer opportunities for each individual to find and develop his or her potential for a satisfying life in the home, neighborhood, community and nation.  FWS supports the conviction that human beings have a capacity for self-direction and growth.

FWS crosses all lines of race, religion, national origin and economic status, seeking to improve relationships among individuals and groups with different backgrounds, while at the same time preserving the uniqueness of each culture. Furthermore, FWS provides opportunities for a variety of individuals, groups and inter-group experiences.