Although the mission of Wolverine Human Services is Helping Children to be Victors, we continue to be so much more than that! We have been proud community members for over 30 years and we continue to be active in our neighborhoods. A large part of this is done through the John S. Community Center on the East Side of Detroit.
Note: Due to the vulnerabilities of our youth, there are required background checks and safety trainings that are required to mentor with WHS, so if you’re interested, schedule a time to tour our facility and get the process started!
The John S. Vitale Community Center
The John S. Vitale Story
John S. Vitale was born on December 28, 1965 in the city of Detroit. He attended De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren. He then went on to play college football for Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan from 1985 to 1988. He later played professional football for the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football in 1991 and the Detroit Drive of the Arena Football League from 1993 to 1994.
After his football career, John worked for Wolverine Human Services. His final position was Director of Wolverine Center on the east side of Detroit. The center is now named the John S. Vitale.