Franklin-Wright Settlements Inc. has been a force in helping individuals, families, and groups on the east side of Detroit and throughout the tri-county area help themselves for more than 134 years. It is based on the settlement house concept of self-help for the continuous improvement and preservation of the family. The organization strives to afford opportunities to individuals to find and develop their potential for a satisfying life in the home, neighborhood, community, and nation. It crosses all lines of race, religion, national origin, and economic status, seeking to improve relationships among individuals and groups with different backgrounds, while at the same time preserving the uniqueness of each culture. Among the services it offers are: In-home therapeutic services, utility assistance, a food pantry, feeding the homeless, and Meals on Wheels.