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What We Do

Emergency Shelter Programs:

Grand Rapids Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) IHN provides shelter for homeless families by partnering with 40 congregations throughout Greater Grand Rapids to provide overnight rooms and hospitality. During the day, families work out of our Day Center, where they receive housing, employment and other supportive services.

North Kent Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) – IHN provides shelter for homeless families by partnering with 25 congregations throughout Northern Kent County to provide overnight rooms, hospitality and basic needs. During the day, families can land at Mamrelund Lutheran Church (current North Kent Day Center), where they receive basic needs, employment assistance, housing assistance and other supportive services.

Pathway Home  Through Pathway Home, a collaborative partnership with Mel Trotter Ministries, we are now providing an additional 22 families with much needed shelter each night and are helping them find a place to call home!

Community Hotel Shelter – Family Promise serves as the provider for the state hotel funding for overflow emergency shelter needs. We administer this in partnership with our Coordinated Entry system (Salvation Army HAP program and United Way 211).

Housing Stabilization Programs:

Aftercare Program  (Housing Stabilization) –  Aftercare is a support program for families as they transition home. Families are case managed up to 2 years as they are working towards increased self-sufficiency.

Partners in Housing (PIH)PIH is our permanent housing initiative that offers an option for home ownership for those qualified clients who would like to live in manufactured housing.

Shared Housing – 4 homes providing an Innovative housing model allowing two young families (single moms with up to 2 children each) sharing a single family home.  Mediation and conflict resolution services along with lease coordination and resident matching services provided.



A portion of these services were made possible because of the generosity of Kent County taxpayers and the voter-approved Ready by Five Early Childhood Millage.