Grand Rapids’ Child Discovery Center Visits Mel Trotter Ministries

Earlier this year Grand Rapids’ Child Discovery Center sent its second and third grade class to visit Mel Trotter Ministries and to learn more about homelessness. The classes had been asked to brainstorm ways they could transform their community earlier in the year and, overwhelmingly, the children desired to end homelessness, believing every person should have a home. Below is an…

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2014: By the Numbers

Some of us are numbers people. And some of us (me, pick me!) are not. But for those of us who are, here’s a recap of 2014 by the numbers: Provided 87,916 bed nights for men, women, and children, which is an average of 241 people every night. You can learn more about what a night…

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Thanksgiving at the Mission

This blog post was written by Julee Wilke, a first-time Mel Trotter Ministries volunteer, regarding her family’s experience at our 2015 Annual Great Thanksgiving Banquet. You can view numerous photos from the event here. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For years I’ve cooked and baked and served ahead of time so I could lounge in front…

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