Youth Emergency Shelter opens in response to community need.

Approximately 200 young people every night are homeless in Kent County, living unsupervised on the streets, in shelters or abandoned buildings, with friends or with strangers. Approximately 43% of runaway homeless youth have reported abuse or neglect… These are two overwhelming, almost unbelievable statistics. Especially in West Michigan. Especially in Grand Rapids. What is Mel Trotter Ministries…

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In 2015, we…

Each month (and really each day) our team collects data. Why? Because measurement matters when it changes the way you act.  Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. This is our mission statement, our promise. Our programs are creating an impact…

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Simply, more.

Many of our colleagues, co-workers, family members, and friends started the New Year with a set of resolutions, a realignment of priorities for the next 365 days. Our team is taking significant time this month to consider and realign priorities too. How are we doing that? We’re working on a strategic plan while remembering who…

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