STEP Thrift Stores

Welcome to STEP Thrift Store and Donation Centers!

STEP is pleased to welcome you to our Thrift Store and Donation Centers! This community-based business enterprise began in June of 2007 with the opening of a store in Wayne, MI. It serves as an opportunity to train and employ individuals with developmental and mental disabilities. We expanded the operation in 2011, adding a second store in Southgate and Dearborn in 2016.

Individuals with employment barriers are often frustrated by the feeling that they are unable to find employers who are sympathetic to their needs and who are willing to take the time  to develop their skills.

At the STEP Thrift Stores, individuals are given the chance to develop skills in a nurturing environment. Skills trainers work side by side with our associates to help them learn all aspects of store operations.

By encouraging associates growth in the retail model, new opportunities open up in the workforce as new skills are fostered and groomed.

We strive to serve the individual employee by developing their retail skills that mirror mainstream businesses. This will hopefully allow those employees we serve the opportunity to “Grow and Go” by finding employment in other sections of the community and opening a spot for another associate to enter into our establishment and reap the benefits of retail training and employment.

We welcome our shoppers into our clean and inviting stores to get a great bargain but to also meet our associates.

Another great way to support our mission is to donate your gently used merchandise to the store for resale! All monies received from sale of merchandise and donations is directly used to support the store associates as they grow in retail skills and make steps toward finding a job in the community.

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CARF International has accredited the following programs at Services To Enhance Potential through April 2018.


Services To Enhance Potential is funded in part by the

Wayne County Managed Care Networks

We offer services to persons living in Wayne County through the Managed Care Networks. We are a contract agency for ConsumerLink, Community Living Services, Synergy, Gateway, and CareLink.


Services to Individuals & Families