Hope By The Numbers

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Thus far in 2015,

we are blessed to provide:


bed nights for men, women and children


families have found permanent housing


individuals have secured employment

Programs and Services

Food Pantry

Food or heat? Our client choice food pantry helps eliminate the question.


4x4 and Transitional Program which work with guests in finding stable employment and permanent housing.

Evening Meals

Served every night to men, women and children hungering for hope.

Shelter for Public Inebriates

Severely intoxicated individuals are brought to this safe and medically supervised shelter.

Women & Children's Shelter

Women and women with children find shelter from their storms here.

Men's Shelter

Men find safe shelter, food, and spiritual renewal here.

Day Center

Homes, jobs and hope for the homeless are found here.

How You Can Help





Your gift means hope and new life for people in need.


Running or not – all proceeds help the community

Gifts in Kind

Food, toiletries, clothing, household items

Your Time

Food pantry to medical to cashier volunteers needed


All proceeds help the hungry, homeless and hurting

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Who We Are

Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids Area.

How do accomplish such a large vision?

Watch this short video and learn about MTM, our mission, our vision, including all the programs and services we offer.