The International Order of Alhambra exists almost exclusively to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I had such a great time on this outing last year that when I heard they were going again, I knew I had to go.”
On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Manresa Caravan 217 and 21 volunteers treated approximately 100 people with IDD on a two-hour Diamond Jack boat cruise on the Detroit River. The boat headed along the Detroit side of the river, rounded Belle Isle, cruised along the Canadian side, and traveled under the Ambassador Bridge before returning to the dock. They enjoyed pizza, snacks, and beverages. A variety of music provided a backdrop for dancing and sightseeing.
Twenty St. Louis Center residents were accompanied by 5 staff members. Staci Ellerby, Social Services Assistant, said, “I had such a great time on this outing last year that when I heard they were going again, I knew I had to go.”
St. Louis Center provides an opportunity to interact with and get to know community members with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Those who do quickly learn that labels are not people, and the people who call St. Louis Center home are extraordinary in many ways.
FIll out the form below to become one of St. Louis Center’s many volunteers, for questions, please contact Michelle Mikolajczyk, Community Engagement Specialist, by phone (734) 475-8430 x260 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be sure to let us know if you wish to volunteer as a group or have special interests!