WAYNE DISPATCH | A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

By Courtney Conover – Here’s an undeniable fact of life:
No matter what you see on the surface, there is often more to the story.
Whether it’s the dutiful employee who, despite living out of her car, arrives to work day in and day out with a jovial disposition, or the understated gentleman who frequents the local diner every morning to take advantage of the senior special despite being a millionaire, the crux of the lesson remains the same.
You simply can’t judge a book by its cover.
Organizations are no different, particularly those that serve individuals with significant disabilities or cognitive issues. As the CEO of STEP (Services to Enhance Potential), Brent Mikulski is acutely aware of this, and bears witness to it daily.

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CRAIN’S 2022 BEST-MANAGED NONPROFITS

Number of Employees: 1 55
Current Budget: $13.5 million
Staff retention at Services to Enhance Potential, a Dearborn-based provider of job training and placement services for people with disabilities and other mental health needs in Macomb and Wayne Counties, has outpaced national averages during the pandemic.

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Shopping at this thrift store can help people with disabilities

STEP Thrift store may look like your average shop with cool finds ranging from home décor to clothing, but it’s a bit more special than the rest. STEP, which stands for Services To Enhance Potential, is a nonprofit in Wayne county that works with individuals with physical and mental disabilities, as well as severe mental…

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STEP debuts new Downriver digs

Services To Enhance Potential held a grand opening event Nov. 12 for its newest STEP Thrift Store and Donation Center, and Progressive Art Studio Collective.  The new donation center and studio are located side-by-side on Eureka Road in Southgate and replace the previous Southgate location on Dix-Toledo Road.  READ MORE

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STEP generates excitement with new thrift store

Services to Enhance Potential is increasing its visibility Downriver in a big way, recently opening both a new thrift store and an art studio at the Southgate Shopping Center. Grand opening events were held Nov. 12 for the STEP Thrift Store and Donation Center, as well as its Progressive Art Studio Collective, located next door…

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