A Capital Campaign for Mel Trotter Ministries in conjunction with Heartside Ministry and Next Step of West Michigan
Together, we can do immeasurably more.
Immeasurably More Compassion
At Mel Trotter Ministries, we dare for more and we dream for more for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness is a season in a person’s life, but it doesn’t define who they are. We know they are made in the image of God, with value and worth. We know they deserve dignity, safety and compassion. We believe they are made for more.
Immeasurably More is a $22 million capital campaign for Mel Trotter Ministries that will:
Update shelter spaces that have not received significant improvements since 1967 to provide greater dignity, value and safety for our guests and reinforce the love God has for each of them.
Equip for work through paid job training and social enterprise opportunities so parents can provide a better life for their children away from homelessness.
Create more affordable housing for guests on their journey out of homelessness and help parents, children and singles discover the life God has for them out of homelessness.
Improve and enhance the ministry and case management available to every guest resulting in better stewardship of donor resources and greater impact in the lives of those we are blessed to serve.
Jim & Nancy Engen
Jim & Bonnie Gordon
Greg & Heidi Herbruck
Cate & Sid Jansma
Bill & India Manns
Dave & Linda† Mehney
Mark & Mary Beth Meijer
David & Carol Van Andel
Mike & Gayle VanGessel
Harold & Lori Voorhees
Meg & Greg Willit
With your help, we can achieve immeasurably more together.
The face of homelessness today looks drastically different from when Mel Trotter Ministries was founded in Grand Rapids nearly 120 years ago. Families, unaccompanied youth, and single women are now the fastest-growing segments of homelessness in our community.
Relationships are crucial to helping people find and stay in stable housing. We are passionate about coming alongside each person, hearing their story, loving them with the compassion of Jesus Christ and connecting them with resources. Whether it’s at MTM, or another like-minded organization, working together to address homelessness is the only way to succeed.
3:11 Youth Housing
61st District Court – Community Outreach Court
Cedar Springs Public Schools
20+ Colleges and Universities
Continuum of Care
Family Promise of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness
Grand Rapids Pride Center
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Heartside Neighborhood Collaboration Project (HNCP)
HQ Youth Drop-In Center
Inner City Christian Federation
Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
Metro Health University of Michigan Hospital
Next Step of West Michigan
North Kent Connect
Pine Rest Street Reach
Safe Haven Ministries