SHELTERS / MISSIONS
225 S. Division†††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chapel and lunch is at
(616) 451-0236†††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sunday Chapel is at , lunch is afterwards
Shelter is for men only; if you want a bed you must now be in by No longer late admittance. (Degage passes o.k.) Women may sit in the blue room during the day only. Chapel is at . If you go to chapel you are first in line for lunch; otherwise you must wait outside until chapel is finished around or so to be let in for lunch. Those that attend chapel at are 1st in line for dinner and beds. Dinner starts around after chapel finishes. Wake up time is weekdays and 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 everyday
225 Commerce S.W.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Men and Women eat together now
(616) 454-8249††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††† Also has food pantry, clothing room.
Men must be in by & go to chapel from To Beds are at
Wake up time is at Breakfast is at Must leave by
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 and stay the night. Must be in by if you want dinner at Wake up time is Breakfast is at Must leave by And be back by 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
144 S. Division†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Now open 7days a week.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
(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