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 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: 616-588-8743
Contact Women's Step-Up Recovery Program: 616-588-8741

Mel Trotter’s Women Shelter is located at 225 Commerce Ave. SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Enter through the main entrance on Commerce Avenue.

Women’s Community Meal:

Women are invited to eat from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every night in the North Dining Room. Enter through the main entrance on Commerce Avenue.

Guests in our Women 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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