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The Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance is a faith-based, non-profit organization

committed to loving people and creating positive systematic change in the community


For 30 years the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance has been about building people and community!

The Detroit Catholic Pastoral was formed in 1967, right after the Detroit Riots.  During a time of racial unrest and white flight, a group of Catholic priests gathered to commit themselves to being a part of the healing process for the people of Detroit.  Over the years the work of the Alliance has grown to include affordable housing, economic and commercial development, Anti-racism trainings as well as programs for seniors and youth.  Throughout all the changes in Detroit since its founding, the DCPA continues to have a positive impact on the city.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;

indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

Our Mission

Loving People to Life.


The mission of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance is to strengthen the quality of life in its communities by engaging members in the social, moral, political, and economic issues of the Metropolitan-Detroit Area. The Alliance rejects all forms of racism and sexism and strives to become an anti-racist institution in policy and in fact.

Our Mission

Our Vision

To act justly

and to love mercy

and to walk humbly with your God.


-Micah 6:8

We Need Your Support Today!

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