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The Community is a passionate group of monthly givers on a mission to prevent homelessness in West Michigan.

Battling Homelessness in West Michigan

Demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ toward anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Preventing homelessness through partnerships

Next Step of West Michigan, MTM Housing, and the MTM Thrift stores are all divisions of Mel Trotter Ministries, helping to prevent homelessness in West Michigan, one life at a time.


Help bring hope to those experiencing homelessness in Grand Rapids, MI.


Join MTM’s team of volunteers and help our most vulnerable neighbors by showing love and compassion

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If you are on the verge of homelessness or need immediate help, contact MTM for resources, housing, food and more.

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compassion demonstrated

ending homelessness

Shelter Services

4,988 unique individuals

were served last year

MTM provides guests with warm meals and safety inside a dignified space, so they can receive care and resources to overcome homelessness.

Prevention & Diversion

298 families were diverted from

homelessness last year

MTM's Prevention and Diversion team prevents homelessness by going up stream and providing support before anyone enters homelessness.

Housing & Jobs

396 individuals

secured employment

MTM offers a strong workforce development program through Next Step of West Michigan, a division of MTM.
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The Community is a passionate group of over 1,000 givers committed to giving month after month, bringing hope to our neighbors experiencing homelessness – and each month, they’re transforming more and more lives.

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Join Us for Our Annual Golf Outing

Join Us for Our Annual Golf Outing

June 19, 2023

Enjoy a round of golf and help support housing and jobs for guests at Mel Trotter Ministries. MTM’s workforce development services give guests the opportunity to learn technical and soft skills needed to get a job and keep it. MTM also owns and operates several transitional housing locations to assist guests on their journey out of homelessness. By golfing in our annual outing, you will help guests accomplish new steps in their journeys.

Transforming Lives

“Without MTM, I don’t know where I would be, but definitely not in the great position I am now socially, economically, spiritually, and physically,” said Sidney. “There isn’t anything they fall short of in meeting guests’ needs.”


Sidney once had it all— a successful flooring business, a six-figure salary, a home in a gated community, a beautiful wife. He lost everything, however, when a serious injury sidelined him for two years and started him on a path to nowhere.

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