The real reasons for homelessness

Oftentimes, there are deeper issues causing one’s homelessness; more than simply a lack of finances. The causes of homelessness are as diverse as our community. It could be broken relationships, divorce, job loss, evictions, mental illness, addiction, death of a family member, physical injury/illness or a lack of community & support networks. Here are some of the most significant factors we’ve seen lately:

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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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