WHAT IS A COMMUNITY GROUP?
MAP Community Groups are open to anyone interested in learning more or becoming involved with anti-slavery initiatives in Michigan communities.

Community Groups meet regularly in Brighton,Canton,Detroit,Fenton, Lansing, Midland, Milford, Novi, Port Huron, Redford,  Shelby Township, The University of Michigan- Flint, and Warren .  New groups are in process of forming. Attending a meeting does not mean you have to commit to volunteering. You can come to observe/learn or get involved – your choice. If you are interested in starting a Community Group in your area, please contact Erin@map-mi.org

WHY A COMMUNITY GROUP?
We need you and your fellow community members to help us respond to the atrocity of modern slavery that exists throughout Michigan.

“Human trafficking is a crime and a human rights abuse involving commercial sexual exploitation of a child or the use of force, coercion or fraud to compel someone into labor servitude or commercial sexual exploitation. Thousands of men, women, and children are trafficked in the United States every year.  Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. Whether you are a victim, a concerned neighbor, a police officer, a teacher, or a business owner, you can help stop human trafficking in your community”.
– U.S. Department of Homeland Security

COMMUNITY GROUP LOCATIONS

Check the MAP calendar for meeting details.  The public is invited and welcome to attend these meetings.

*NEW* ANN ARBOR COMMUNITY GROUP: The Ann Arbor Community Group will meet on the 4th Saturday of each month at New Life Church located at 1541 Washtenaw Ave. starting on August 27th, 2017. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to receive reminders and email annarbor@map-mi.org for more information.

BRIGHTON COMMUNITY GROUP (Livingston County Abolitionist Project-LCAP): Meets on various date at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church 9455 Hilton Road Brighton, MI 48114. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details.Please  sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders! For more information, please email brighton@map-mi.org.

CANTON COMMUNITY GROUP (SHE3): Our Canton Community Group will meet on Sunday evenings, bi-monthly, at  Connection Church 3855 Sheldon Rd, Canton, MI 48188. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details.Sign up to be on the mailing list for this group! For more information, please email canton@map-mi.org.

*NEW* DETROIT COMMUNITY GROUPS:  We have TWO new Detroit Community Groups starting! The first will meet the first Monday of each month at Evangel Ministries located at 13660 Stansbury starting in August. Sign up to be on the email list for this group and for more information, please email detroit2@map-mi.org. Our second Detroit Community Group will meet bi-monthly, at the Detroit Public Library (Redford Branch) 21200 Grand River Ave, Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. For more information, Sign up to be on the email list for this group and for more information, please email detroit@map-mi.org.

FENTON COMMUNITY GROUP: The Fenton Community Group meets at The Rock Church 11400 Linden Road Fenton, MI 48430. This group meets quarterly, on the second Monday of each month. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to receive information and reminders and email fenton@map-mi.org for more information.

GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY GROUP : Our Grand Rapids group lauched January 2017. They will meet quarterly in Grand Rapids. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the email list for this group and for more information, please email grandrapids@map-mi.org.

*NEW* LAKE ORION/OXFORD COMMUNITY GROUP: THhe Lake Orion Community Group will meet the 2nd Thursday of every month, starting September 14th, at Lake Orion United Methodist Church located at 140 E. Flint Street, Lake Orion, 48362. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email lakeorionoxfor@map-mi.org

LANSING COMMUNITY GROUP (Hope Ministry): Hope Ministry meets quarterly at Trinity Church at 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing MI 48911. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email lansing@map-mi.org.

MID-MICHIGAN COMMUNITY GROUP (MIDLAND):  The Mid-Michigan Community Group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Midland Evangelical Free Church 7221 N. Jefferson Ave. Midland, MI 48642 from 11am-1pm. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email midland@map-mi.org .

MILFORD COMMUNITY GROUP (North Oakland Abolitionist Hub: NOAH): The Milford Community Group periodically throughout the year at Milford United Methodist Church 1200 Atlantic St. Milford, MI 48381.  Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email milford@map-mi.org.

*NEW* PORT HURON COMMUNITY GROUP (BlueWater MAP): The Port Huron Community Group meets on the 3rd Monday of every other month at the St. Clair Community College 323 Erie Street Pt Huron, 48061 .  Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, please email porthuron@map-mi.org.

REDFORD COMMUNITY GROUP: The Redford Community Group meets quarterly at various locations. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. The Redford Group also publishes a blog, freedom127.WordPress.comSign up to receive reminders and notifications and email redford@map-mi.org for more information.

SHELBY TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY GROUP (Voices for Justice): Voices for Justice Meets the second Monday of every other month in Shelby Township at 7pm at Shepherd’s Gate Church 12400 23 Mile Road in Shelby Township. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details.  Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, email shelby@map-mi.org.

WARREN COMMUNITY GROUP: The Warren Community Group meets quarterly on the last Thursday of the month at The Woods Church Warren Campus 14300 E. 13 Mile Road Warren, MI 48088. The Warren Group is also active in the running of the Sak Saum store located at The Woods. The store is open every Sunday. Check the MAP calendar for meeting details. Sign up to be on the mailing list for updates and reminders. For more information, email warren@map-mi.org.

If you are interested in starting a meeting in your area, please contact at info@map-mi.org.