Shelters & Housing

HQ: HQ is a drop-in center for youth ages 14 thru 24 who are experiencing homelessness, runaway or whose housing is unsafe or unstable.

Mel Trotter:  Many youth are fleeing unsafe or unstable living, aging out of the foster care system or are at risk of exploitation. Mel Trotter consulted with agencies such as HQ, Arbor Circle  and Covenant House Academy to identify where the community need can be filled. As a result of feedback from youth and local agencies serving youth, Mel Trotter opened the Youth Emergency Shelter (Y.E.S.) on February 15, 2016.

Guiding Light Mission:  Guiding Light Mission partners with individuals to fulfill their potential through rescue, recovery, and re-engagement in community.

The Bridge:  The Bridge provides crisis shelter, counseling, case management, group support, youth activities and connections to other needed services, The Bridge assists youth with meeting their basic needs, setting goals, building new life skills, and establishing connections with peers and mentors who can support them.

Family Promise: Emergency shelter and housing resources

Family Haven: Emergency housing for homeless families.

GRCC Links to Housing Help

Grand Rapids Rent Assistance

Grand Rapids Housing Commission

Helping Hand: Housing

Well House:  Well House includes people at whatever point they are in their lives, focusing on their strengths and abilities to improve their circumstances. Residents can stay one month or many years depending on their individual situation and needs.