Community Activities and Events
Affirmations’ Allan Gilmour and Eric Jergins Community Center is host to a number of events and activities -- all providing opportunities to learn, grow, socialize, and feel safe.

For a complete list of all scheduled events, please visit our center calendar by clicking here.

Community Housing Resource Night

XTLyouthCommunity Housing Network, Inc. will be returning to Affirmations every third Tuesday of the month, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. If you are in need of housing resources and would like to find out more information on how to acquire them, please stop by! CHN provides short-term, temporary rental assistance to individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

Mindfulness for Everyday Life with Shawn Williams

XTLyouthThe purpose of this course is to provide instruction and education for mindfulness practice. We will meet each Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for five weeks. The course will consist of short lecture, guided meditation, and discussion. Participants will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Suggested Donation: $5
*Space is Limited*
RSVP: Heather Aymer,

Community Conversations with Affirmations

XTLyouthAffirmations is developing a 10-year vision, a new mission and a robust strategic plan to guide us into the future. We envision a future focused on relevant programs, long-term sustainability, and community engagement. As part of this engagement, we are planning for three Community Conversations.

  • Please click here for more information on all dates.

  • Familywize & Walgreens Free Flu Shot Event

    XTLyouthOn Tuesday, October 24th, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Walgreens pharmacists will be on site to provide free flu shots to underinsured and uninsured individuals. Vouchers will be provided at the event. Contact Heather Aymer at for questions.

    Detroit Taco Company

    XTLyouthCome in for lunch or dinner at Detroit Taco Company on Monday, October 30, and 20% of your total bill will be donated to Affirmations. This is valid for both dine-in and carry-out orders. Simply bring a copy of the flyer that can be found by clicking here or show it on your phone to ensure that a donation is received to the center. For questions, please email Kyle Taylor at or call 248-398-7105.

    Recess Cafe Grand Opening

    XTLyouthJoin the Youth of Affirmations on Wednesday, November 8th for an open mic night and the grand opening of the Recess Cafe! All proceeds earned from the evening will go directly to the Youth Workforce program. For additional information, please contact Ian Unger at or call (248) 398-7105.

    Volunteer Spotlight

    Ellen Knoppow

    Partner Spotlight

    Thank you Plante Moran for helping to provide our youth with back to school items! We are beyond grateful for your assistance.

    Click to see more of our Sponsors and Partners