Community Partners

It takes a village and a community to ensure that the needs of every citizen remain a priority. Salem UCC partners with the following organizations to extend our outreach into the community and world.

  • Kiva

    Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 in San Francisco, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

    Kiva Lending Team: Salem United Church of Christ A Religious Congregations team on since Sep 7, 2010. Find Salem UCC's team URL here.

  • Emergency Survival Packs for Veterans

    The Emergency Survival Pack program began at Salem UCC in 1989. The packs are assembled annually the Friday after Thanksgiving and are donated to the Homeless Veterans Program through the VA Medical Center in Detroit.

  • Ruth Ellis Center

    Founded in 1999, Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth and young adults. Salem Church collects and assembles hygiene and cleaning kits to be donated to the center. Salem also provides and serves dinner several times a year at its Drop-in Center.

  • Farmington Hills Neighborhood House

    Reaching out to the greater community is an ongoing mission at Salem Church.  A long-standing tradition has been to supply much needed food and household items to the Neighborhood House of Farmington Hills. Throughout the pandemic, Salem has carried on with this calling through its monthly food drives. We have even included crocheted winter hats made by our Prayer Shawl ministry members! And at harvest time, we include fresh produce from Salem’s Community Garden to the Neighborhood House pantry. We also assemble Christmas breakfast boxes and Easter baskets to be donated to the families that Neighborhood House serve.

  • Haven House

    As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy, and educational programming to nearly 30,000 people annually. Each year Salem Church coordinates a mission project for the benefit of the residents of the Haven Shelter program. Past projects include donating outdoor toys for the children enrolled in their summer programs, toiletry kits for the residents, and monetary donations.

  • Farmington Public Schools

    Salem donated backpacks and school supplies since 2014 to Farmington Public School for students in need. These students can start the school year with the supplies needed for a successful year! We also participate in FPS's “Adopt a Family” Christmas program, purchasing gifts for families during the Christmas season.