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Volunteer at Mel Trotter Ministries to connect with individuals in the community to build positive relationships. Get involved, make a difference.

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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.

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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

“It’s a really amazing program,” said Vanessa*. “After seeing my husband complete his GED, it gave me the courage to go get mine.”

Simon and Vanessa

Simon and Vanessa both grew up in the inner city. “Life was just life, so we got used to it,” she said. What that life looked like was this: Simon did not complete high school. He became a father as a teenager, prior to his marriage to Vanessa. Upon meeting her and starting their own family together, the couple wanted to further their lives.

*names and photos changed to protect the privacy of our guests

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