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Guiding Light Mission†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Free Lunch

225 S. Division†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chapel and lunch is at 12 noon

Grand Rapids, MI49503†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Must be there by 12:15 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

(616) 451-0236†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sunday Chapel is at noon, lunch is afterwards


Shelter is for men only; if you want a bed you must now be in by 8:20 p.m. No longer late admittance. (Degage passes o.k.) Women may sit in the blue room during the day only. Chapel is at 12 Noon. If you go to chapel you are first in line for lunch; otherwise you must wait outside until chapel is finished around 12:15 or so to be let in for lunch. Those that attend chapel at 6 p.m. are 1st in line for dinner and beds. Dinner starts around 6:30p.m. after chapel finishes. Wake up time is 6 a.m. weekdays and 6:30a.m. on weekends. Must stay overnight for breakfast except on Sundays.

Note: Guiding Light Patrons now are able to sign up for a bed and go to Celebrate Recovery at Friday night and still get their bed when they come back on the bus.


Mel Trotter's Men's Shelter†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††† Free Dinner at 5:15 p.m. everyday

225 Commerce S.W.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Men and Women eat together now

Grand Rapids, MI49503††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Has Shelter for men and women

(616) 454-8249††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† Also has food pantry, clothing room.

Men must be in by 7 p.m. & go to chapel from 7 p.m. To 8 p.m. Beds are at 8 p.m.

Wake up time is at 5:45 a.m. Breakfast is at 6:15 a.m. Must leave by 6:30 a.m.

Must stay overnight for breakfast. Mel Trotters does not take late passes.

Note: Mel Trotterís will also let men take the bus to Celebrate Recovery if interested, must check with staff on the menís side ahead of time, to guarantee ride, and bed.

Otherwise will have to try to get bed and ride by signing up at Guiding Light mission.


Mel Trotter's Women's Shelter†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† (May stay for up to 60 days)

Women have to be in by 7 p.m. and stay the night. Must be in by 5 p.m. if you want dinner at 5:15 p.m. Wake up time is 6 a.m. Breakfast is at 7 a.m. Must leave by 8:00 a.m. And be back by 7 p.m. Also must be looking and attempting to find a job and an apt. or other housing.Weekly reports are required.


Degage Ministryís Open Door (Drop in Center for Women) Drop-in Center is for Women only.

Located at Degage (Black doors on side)††††† ††††††††††††††††† Open 7 p.m. To 8 a.m.

144 S. Division†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Now open 7days a week.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Grand Rapids, MI49503†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Once in, must stay in†††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(616) 454-1661†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Call Degage or Dionna for more information.

New Open Door Rules: Only 1 bag allowed & must agree to take shower. May come in anytime during hours, but once you leave may not come back in. Seven nights a week from 7:00 pm-8:00 am, the Open Door is a safe haven for women in crisis. Staff is available for counseling and referrals can be made for those seeking further support.


Salvation Army's Homeless Assistance Program - (616) 454-5840

Now known as the Housing Assessment Program or H.A.P. (They usually only refer women & kids)


National Homeless Assistance Hotline -†† ††1-800-274-3583 / 1-800-A-SHELTER