We are committed to our Veterans and their families!
Calvary House was organized exclusively as a religious and charitable tax-exempt organization within the prescribed limits of §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, Calvary House provides support and assistance to active and inactive military personnel and their families currently in the state of Michigan, and eventually throughout the U.S. We provide support to formerly deployed military men and women as they re-enter the community, as well as the families of deployed and returning soldiers; provide spiritual and charitable support; assist in career preparation, job search and/or educational opportunities; coordinate recreational activities for spouses and children of deployed soldiers; and raise funds and awareness to counter the mounting number of war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, shell shock, combat fatigue, military sexual trauma, and other emotional conditions.
The mission of Calvary House is to provide support to formerly deployed military men and women as they re-enter the community, as well as the families of deployed and returning soldiers by providing services that are consistently available, accessible, and responsive to the needs of individual service members, families, and groups seeking assistance. We will work within the community to contribute, facilitate, and promote awareness of the needs of our men and women in the armed services to the enrichment of all; and to provide high-quality, compassionate and comprehensive services to as many military personnel and their families as possible.
Goals and Objectives
Calvary House is a 501(c)(3) organization established exclusively for religious and charitable to provide assistance to military personnel and their families. As such, Calvary House will:
1) Provide support to formerly deployed military men and women as they re-enter the community, as well as the families of deployed and returning soldiers;
2) Provide spiritual and charitable support;
3) Assist in career preparation, job search and/or educational opportunities;
4) Coordinate recreational activities for spouses and children of deployed soldiers; and
5) Raise funds and awareness to counter the mounting number of war veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, shell shock, combat fatigue, military sexual trauma, and other emotional conditions.
D. L. Teamor – Executive Director and Board President
Dr. Teamor is an ordained minister with over 20 years of ecclesiastical experience and over 15 years of corporate and technological experience. She has served as Regional Operations Manager at IBM, Director of Marketing at Achip Technologies and IT Program Manager in the Detroit Public Schools. She holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts, a B.S. in Business Administration, an M.S. in Business Administration, a Ph.D. in Business Marketing and a Th.D. in Systematic Theology. She has a Michigan Occupational Teaching Certification, a State of Michigan Real Estate License, a Hospice of Michigan Hospice Care Certification and is a Certified Chaplain of First Responders Chaplain Corps trained in crisis management and intervention, emergency response management, group counseling and debriefing, and disaster response.
Antonio Guevara - Board Vice President
Antonio E. Guevara is a graduate of the Landmark Education Forum and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Wayne State University. He is an employee of Big Brothers Big Sisters and has worked in the non-profit field for seven years with a primary focus on meeting the needs of at-risk children. Guevara has held a number of leadership positions with Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development Inc. (LA SED) including serving as Manager of Information and Special Projects where he was responsible for maintaining youth files, overseeing grant reports, and executing special projects for the agency. He is a member of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. and served on its Michigan/Ohio Alumni Association events planning committee, as well as a number of other civic organizations.
Hector Barajas - Board Director
Mr. Barajas is a US Veteran, born in Mexico but Raised in Compton, CA. He calls himself an, "All American," the name with which he was christened when he served with the 82nd Abn, "America's Guard of Honor."
He served honorably in the US Army from 1995-2001 and currently resides in Mexico, with a Life Deportation from the US. He is an advocate for Banished Veterans, who fights the courts to recognize Non-Citizen, Soldiers/Veterans as US Nationals. He looks forward to the day when the laws to change so that the deportation of Veterans becomes a thing of the past. His parents and all of his siblings are US citizens, as well as his 5 year old daughter. He hopes to one day be reunited with them.
Michael George Bsharah - Board Director
Operates a small, yet highly-effective, public relations firm providing strategic counsel, image development, messaging, executive writing, media placement, crisis management, and public affairs services. Clients have included and currently include individuals and entities from the political, faith-based, education, waste management, municipal, county and federal government sectors. Since 2001, the firm has developed political strategy and ongoing messaging for current Dearborn City Council President Thomas Tafelski, while helping direct his subsequent victories in 2005 and 2009.
Mr. Bsharah has been active with a number of professional organizations, such as the Public Relations Society of America and the International Association of Business Communicators. He has also served as President of the Michigan Municipal Communicators, an affiliate of the Michigan Municipal League.
Daphane Lee - Board Director
Daphane is an independent agent and part of the Regional Management Team for American Family Life Assurance Company, better known as Aflac. She also serves as a Credit Union Case Manager for the Credit Union Specialty Division. She started her career in high school in banking and retail merchandising at an amusement park. She was voted Most Likely to Succeed and went on to become a National Merit/Achievement Scholar at the University of Georgia and to be inducted into the Golden Key Honor Society at Wayne State University. For 12 years, Daphane worked for GMAC, initially in a Branch Accounting Office in Athens, GA and Columbia, SC and then at the Executive Office in Detroit with the Comptroller’s Department. In 1998, Daphane pursued her entrepreneurial spirit and founded DACA Enterprises. She and her husband owned and operated a dry cleaning plant and currently, a home-based, international telecommunications company.
Outside of work, Daphane serves as a volunteer at her children’s school. She is married with 4 daughters. Previously, she has taught etiquette to adults and children, volunteered with Haven, served as chair of the UNCF Walkathon and taught Sunday School & Children’s Church in Southfield and Farmington Hills. Recently, she has also served as Vice President of her BNI Networking Chapter in Bingham Farms. Daphane has a genuine passion to help others. With Aflac, she is able to give individuals piece of mind and financial security in the event of an illness or injury. She is looking forward to translating that same passion to helping veterans in need.
Imad Hamad - Director Emeritus
Imad Hamad is the Regional Director and Senior National Advisor for Public Affairs of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the premier civil rights organization in the nation on behalf of Arab Americans. He is a long time community advocate, who has fought for the cause of civil rights and justice. Mr. Hamad came to the United States as a student in 1980. He served the Arab American community in Michigan as a bilingual counselor, social worker and job developer until 1997, when he assumed his position as the Regional Director of ADC. Throughout the years, he has earned his community’s respect and has become one of its rising leaders.
29488 Woodward Ave #232
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 281-1735 phone, (248) 564-5302 fax
GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY AND GOD BLESS THE USA!