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At the forefront of battling homelessness through community partnerships and innovative solutions.

Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Mel Trotter Ministries

Grand Rapids, MI

Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

We are at the forefront of battling homelessness through community partnerships and innovative solutions.

Our mission is to be the answer when someone asks “What do I do if I’m homeless?”

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Through the power of Christ, we help bring an end to homelessness in West Michigan, one life at a time.

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Because of you in 2022…


individuals were served at MTM and Heartside Ministry


individuals secured employment


% of guests who exit MTM programs successfully remained housed after one year


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


Join MTM's team of volunteers and help our vulnerable neighbors by building relationships with those experiencing homelessness.

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Make a monthly donation.

Join other monthly donors on a mission to prevent homelessness in West Michigan.

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.

Donate monthly to Mel Trotter via the form or call (616) 454-8249

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Transforming Lives

“Consistency is so important, getting to see the same person every other week. I love to interact with everyone at Mel Trotter. This makes me happy,” said Sharon with a smile. “I hit rock bottom but I never gave up. I try to say that to everyone I meet—to never give up.”


Sharon smiled at every person who came through her line for COVID-19 screening and testing at Mel Trotter Ministries. She chatted with each one, asked how they were doing, did her best to make everyone feel at ease and cared for. Doing so is her job as a patient service representative for Binson Nursing and Staffing, but it’s also because she knows and loves Mel Trotter Ministries.

*Names and faces have been changed to protect the privacy of our guests.

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