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  • Phone: (616) 301-2904
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  • Address:
    800 Scribner NW | Grand Rapids MI 49504

Gathering Times

  • Sundays: 9 + 11 AM

Family Promise Emergency Shelter

Statistics show that 40% of those experiencing homelessness in our city are children. In fact, over half of the homeless children in our city are under the age of 6! As a church, we feel called to step into this issue and are excited to announce that Crossroads Bible Church is teaming up with Family Promise to host a rotating family emergency shelter. This shelter moves week to week to various churches throughout the Grand Rapids area, providing dinner and overnight accommodations fo families experiencing homelessness.

Family Promise does a fantastic job providing families with the stabilization services they need to move from crisis to a place of secure housing and thriving as a family. They provide emergency shelter for families as they work together to find stable housing. Not only is case management given in the early days of shelter, it is provided to families for one to three years depending on the needs at hand.

The support Family Promise provides is working. After an average stay of 66 days in emergency shelter, 90% of families find permanent housing solutions. In 2020 alone, 469 families were served by Family Promise of Grand Rapids. It is our great joy to link arms with Family Promise and seek to bring an end to family homelessness.

Our next host week will be: October 24-31, 2021
Volunteer training is scheduled for October 4 at 6pm.

If you’re interested in joining with us, there are a few ways you can help:
  • We need two overnight hosts each night to stay at the church building
  • We need house churches or other small groups to host evening meals and provide hospitality
  • We need help with set up and tear down both Sundays of our host weeks
  • We need a small group of people to organize an activity for the families on the Saturday of our host week

To sign up to volunteer to help during the week, please complete the interest form below:

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