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There's never no place to go

As long as there's The Salvation Army
There's no such thing as "no place to go."

More than half of those facing homelessness in Michigan
are families with young children

Each year in the United States, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of lodging to those in need. Our group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to families in crisis, the homeless, the displaced, and to youth. In Kent County, we work with a variety of community resources to prevent homelessness whenever we can, and rapidly re-house those who find themselves without housing.

If you need help with housing, please contact The Salvation Army nearest you to identify programs available in your county.

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Bring hope to those facing homelessness.

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The Salvation Army provides safe shelter through:

Family Service Programs

The Salvation Army assists families with temporal needs by providing food, utility, rent, and other assistance. In many cases, help with these issues can prevent an impending housing loss. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

Emergency Shelters

For those looking to escape extreme cold, intense heat, torrential rain, or just needing a a safe, quiet place to spend the night, Salvation Army Emergency Shelters provide a nutritious meal, a warm bed and a clean shower.

Transitional Living Centers

Along with meeting immediate physical needs of food and longer-term shelter, these establishments provide educational, counseling and vocational services to help develop vital life skills and independence.

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Veterans are exceptionally vulnerable to homelessness.

About 8% of the nationwide homeless population is comprised of Veterans.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a soldier in need. Donate now.


Kids don't always
have a place to call home.

Every year, one out of every 30 kids experiences homelessness.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a child in need. Donate now.


Research shows that homelessness harms children's development

Homeless children:
Are four times more likely to show delayed development.

Are more likely to perform below grade level in math, reading and spelling.

Have four times more respiratory infections and twice as many ear infections

Your donation can help The Salvation Army prevent a family from becoming homeless. Donate now.