"My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest." - Isaiah 32:18

Transitional Housing

Transitional living is the next step out of homelessness. Guests who stay at an MTM transitional house are supported through ongoing case management, a live-in support peer, affordable rent in conjunction with a savings program and access to many other MTM support services. This continuum of care helps ensure that individuals are successful when they move forward into permanent and independent housing and do not return to homelessness.

Melanie House

The Melanie house is an off-site rental home with 3 bedrooms, one for a live-in peer support person and two for women who are transitioning out of homelessness. Women who stay in this house are required to have a sustainable income, receive on going aftercare support through MTM staff and also participate in the savings program.

Where did we get the name "Melanie House"? Our founder, Mel Trotter, came out of addiction and homelessness to found the Grand Rapids City Rescue Mission in 1900. From there, he worked with other graduates from our Mission to help start 68 other Rescue Missions across the country. We see the same potential in every guest that comes to our doors. The next Mel... or Melanie Trotter may be among us!

Youth House

The Youth House is an off-site rental home with 4 bedrooms, one for a live-in peer support person and three for young men who are transitioning out of homelessness. The young men must be between the ages of 18-24 years old with sustainable income, receive ongoing aftercare support through MTM staff and also participate in a savings program. 

Interested in more information about Transitional Housing? Please contact us at 616-454-8249 or 

I needed a time and a place to heal. – Meagan V.

Housing First

No one should stay in a Rescue Mission a day longer than they need to. Our goal at MTM is to meet you exactly where they are, identify your barriers to safe, affordable housing and help you move forward in a way that works for you. 

There is no one way that someone ends up homeless and not one way to get out of it. If housing first is what works best for you/your family, we will walk alongside you through that process. If you need a time and a place to heal from addiction, abuse, chronic homelessness, physical or mental disabilities, we will walk with you until you're ready to take your next step out of homelessness.

For more information about housing first options, please contact us at 616-454-8249 or email .


Aftercare is put in place for any guest moving into transitional housing. It is also an option for any guest who graduated a program and has moved into permanent or permanent supportive housing. Aftercare helps guests to maintain their housing, make connections in their neighborhood and community, maintain sobriety if needed, and creates a safety net, so they don't return to homelessness.