About Dream Centers

Dream Centers is a faith-based, volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that serves homeless, low-income people in urban communities.

Our goal is to help transform these communities through collaboration with individuals and organizations to invest their time, talent, and treasure to equip individuals to develop life goals that accelerate their exodus from poverty.

Our Vision

Every person we engage encounters the love of Christ, and is engaged, equipped and empowered to experience life change.  

Our Mission

A Christ centered organization, the Dream Centers of Michigan’s mission is to engage people in need with the love of Christ, partnering with them to flourish, thrive and reach their potential.

Core Values

Relational Focus

Working in the context of personal, loving and caring relationships.

Adventurous Faith

Leaving room for God to work and being open to taking risks knowing that He can do immeasurably more than we can imagine.

Radical Compassion

Compelled to alleviate the pain of others.

Abundant Grace

We serve and love unconditionally.

Continual Generosity

We receive blessings and gifts from God joyfully pouring them back into others.

Dream Center Team

  • Ellie Schupra
    Ellie Schupra Executive Director
  • Austin Kralisz
    Austin Kralisz Director of Housing
  • Drew Clarkson
    Drew Clarkson Residential Housing Coordinator
  • Denzel Wright
    Denzel Wright Associate Residential Housing Coordinator
  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith Director Life Skills
  • Vanessa Jones
    Vanessa Jones Volunteer Coordinator
  • Rita Williams
    Rita Williams Kitchen Coordinator
  • Kwanzel Howerton
    Kwanzel Howerton Kitchen Coordinator
  • Molly Clarkson
    Molly Clarkson Gift Planning Specialist

Board of Directors

Michael Clayman

Jaclyn George

Scott Gillesby

Jerry Malone

Susanne Pierik

Wayne Sales

Nancy Salvia

Andrew Schmidt

Ellie Schupra

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