Where We Serve

Chicktime Detroit is proud to serve Vista Maria whose vision is to build a Village of Hope that enables vulnerable girls, as well as at-risk children and families, to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by providing them with the education, daily living assistance and supportive social connections critical to their sustained success. Vista Maria was founded as an orphanage in 1883 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. The Sisters’ legacy of rescuing and restoring women and children provides the foundation for the agency’s mission today: to deliver innovative care, support, treatment and education so that vulnerable youth heal, believe in their worth and build the skills needed to succeed. Filled with compassion and a sense of responsibility to care for women and girls who were homeless, or caught in abusive, destructive and dangerous situations, the Sisters devoted their lives to helping women and girls regain their self-worth, dignity and become self-sufficient—in much the same way as Vista Maria does today.

Over the years, the agency continued to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of children and their families from our communities. Today, the agency offers an array of community-based programs that include: education through two on-campus charter schools; general and treatment foster care; youth assistance programming; independent living; transition services; and after-school programming. With a strong foundation and core values firmly in place, the Sisters’ mission of caring for the whole person—physically, emotionally and spiritually—will continue to guide the agency’s efforts to help our vulnerable children and families end the multi-generational cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.


Current Needs:

Yoga/Lounge Pants
Transitional Living
Summer Pajama Sets
Stickers and Craft/Construction
Socks: sizes 5-12
Shower Caddies
Secret, Dove or Degree
Plastic Toothbrush Holders
Plastic Storage Bins (all sizes)
New Twin Sheet Sets
New Shoes- Women’s sizes 5-12 (no shoe laces)
New Plastic Water Bottles
New Duffel Bags/Overnight Bags
New Coloring Books
New Bed Pillows
Neutral Color Cardigan Sweaters
Loofahs and Bath Sponges
Kitchen and Cooking Supplies
Journals/Composition Books (no wire binding)
Electric Razors and Flat Irons
Elastic head bands (no metal)
Cute T-shirts for teenage girls
Conditioning Hair Jam
ChapStick or Carmex lip balm (tubes only, please)
Body Lotion
Basketball Shorts
Bar Soap (Dove is preferred)
Age Appropriate Card Games


If you would like to donate any of these items, please call the administration office at 313-271-3050 or visit them online at vistamaria.org. You can also email info@vistamaria.org today!