Women's Shelter

Broken relationships, abuse, substance abuse, job loss, foreclosures. Whatever the reason for homelessness, Mel Trotter Ministries can help. Our homeless shelter is available to women and women with children 365 days a year at our facility in Grand Rapids, MI.

Women’s Shelter:

Check in to shelter from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Arrive promptly as there is limited space.

Contact Women's Advocate: 616-588-8740
Contact Women Step Up Recovery Program: 616-588-8751
Contact Women & Children's Advocate: 616-588-8791

Mel Trotter’s Women and Children’s Shelter is located at 225 Commerce Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Enter the door with the ramp leading up to it.

Women’s Community Meal:

Women and women with children are invited to eat from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every night in the North Dining Room. On Commerce Avenue, enter the door with the ramp leading up to it.

Guests in our Women and Children’s Shelter receive:

  • Hot meals
  • Clothing & shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Safe shelter
  • Showers
  • The love of Jesus Christ
  • Referrals & resources 
  • Access to our Day Center for further help in overcoming homelessness
  • Ability to apply for 4x4 Job Training,Transitional Housing Program

Karrie’s story


If you have any questions about our programs & services or want to know more please contact us or call us at 616-454-8249.

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