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We all have an important part to play to make sure individuals and families in our community experiencing homelessness feel loved, valued and empowered to follow the calling God has placed on their lives.

No matter your age, gender, status or ability, you are needed. Please, take action today.

How Would You Like to Get Involved?

Below are ways you can help.


Homelessness can happen to anyone.

In truth, many of us are just a job loss, medical bill, crisis, or broken relationship away from hunger and homelessness. You can help a guest in need see that they are made in the image of God, with dignity and purpose. Give today.


Volunteering builds community.

Consider volunteering and build life-long bonds with your neighbors as they work to overcome their current circumstance.

Donate Goods

We are constantly in need of items to care for individuals and families in crisis.

Hundreds of people who are experiencing hunger and homelessness come through our doors every day.
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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

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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