Working To Prevent Substance Abuse And Promote Healthy Living.

Our vision for Metro Detroit is to create a safe, healthy, and drug free community.

The Empowerment Zone Coalition, Inc. is a very unique 501(c) (3) community-based non-profit collaboration that focuses on Health Education, Wellness and Behavioral Health. EZC is a broad based coalition with agency collaborations that improves collective advocacy and service delivery to the community with strong focus on the adults, youth and families.

Our Mission

The mission of the Empowerment Zone Coalition is to raise public awareness and to mobilize communities to improve quality of life for Detroit residents through education, health promotion, wellness, and the prevention of substance use and mental health disorders in the city of Detroit with strong emphasis on the Eastside. EZC develops new initiatives based on identified needs of the community.

  • Public Education Campaigns

  • Local Coalition Development
  • Public Forums and Town Hall Meetings
  • Trainings and Workshops
  • Advocacy
  • Summits
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Organizing
  • Multimedia


Raise public awareness about substance abuse and mental health.


We are passionate about the east-side Detroit community and develop initiatives to address their needs.


teach adults/teens how to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way to reduce dependance on mild altering substances.

EZC Initiatives

Since its inception in May 1996, the coalition has been “Rebuilding the Village” through community empowerment. Coalition members and additional volunteers are dedicated to increasing protective factors through faith-based substance abuse prevention and community involvement.