Your donation will help us advance the gospel in our city. 


You can either click on the donate button and give through paypal, credit card or send your donation to us at HPCO, P.O. Box 3900, Highland Park, MI 48203.



About Us

Welcome to our newly revised website. Highland Park Community Outreach (AKA HPCO), which had been known mostly for it’s programs for youth and children, has gone through a transformation. After almost 3 decades of working in this community we now feel that our best contribution would be to serve the adults in our community and especially those who grew up in our youth and children’s ministries. So here’s our new Mission Statement:

“Bringing Urban Renewal through Discipling Urban Adults, Resourcing Urban Ministries, and Growing and Coaching Urban Leaders" Truthfully, our website has a long way to go to reflect all that we are and all we are doing but check back with us every so often to see our updates.


About Us

 Highland Park Community Outreach (AKA HPCO) has been a non-profit organization located in the city of Highland Park that was founded by John and Jacky Weidman. For almost 3 decades they have served in this community and in the surrounding areas.

HPCO done a variety of ministries (Kids bible club, summer day camp, over night camps, Youth bible clubs, camps, employment and housing programs, church planting, food distribution, counseling, etc.) and has used many different names over the years (Open Door Kids Club, Youth for Christ, Kids for Christ, Kids for Change, Highland Park Community Church, and others.)

Recently HPCO entered into a partnership with a ministry known as 323 for the King who are very active in the community with youth and children. HPCO has recently donated the building at 45 Ferris to 323 who now owns and maintains it but our offices and programs are still operating out of the same location



HPCO is non-profit corporation that relies 100% on donations from it’s ministry partners. Your partnership will help us build strong leaders in the city of Highland Park by helping us hire staff, purchase supplies, and sponsor programs and conferences for those who greatly need it.

You can either click on the donate button and give through paypal or send your donation to us at HPCO, P.O. Box 3900, Highland Park, MI 48203.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible

*. For donors outside of Michigan, please contact us at [email protected]


Our Mission is to

“Renew the city through Discipling Urban Adults, Resourcing Urban Ministries, and Growing and Coaching Urban Leaders" 

How We Serve

Currently we are serving families in the following areas

  • Life Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Resourcing
  • Conferences
    • Men’s ministry in partnership with Lifechangers International Christian Ministries. For more information see our Media page

Where we serve


Our ministry is located inside the 323 ministry center (formerly known as the HPCO house) which is located 4 blocks South of McNichols and 1/2 block East of Woodward.

Highland Park, is an under resourced city in Wayne County surrounded by the city of Detroit.  A city that was home to Henry Ford's first automobile factory that attracted thousands of people because word spread quickly that Mr. Ford was paying $5 per day.  The community was built up quickly with housing, stores, municipal buildings, churches and a library.  The city boasted the first urban freeway in America. 

Despite the surge of the population due to the thriving automobile industry, the population has declined drastically since the 1990s resulting in many vacant houses and buildings.  

Today Highland Park is notorious for poor housing, poor education, low income, high unemployment and high crime.  The high school graduation rate is lower than the U.S. national average.  The unemployment rate is higher than most communities across the U.S. 

While the statistics suggest that Highland Park not very hopeful we see many great people and ministries here and we believe that this is a community where God's glory can really be shown through His people serving here. 

Why we serve

We believe that God has called us into the community to “Make Disciples” or fully devoted followers of Jesus”. As we have mentioned God is already at work here and there are many of His followers and laborers here so we are here to partner with them and to encourage and resource them to accomplish the goal of renewal and transformation that we believe God wants for our city.

The following bible verses are those that drive us in what we are doing.

Making Disciples
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, …and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you… Matthew 28:19a-20a

Growing Leaders
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Tim. 2:2

Renewing the City
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. Isaiah 58:12


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