Services

Emergency Shelter

Muskegon Rescue Mission is the largest provider of continuous emergency shelter services in West Michigan.  Since 1907, food, shelter, clothing and spiritual direction has been provided to men, women and children experiencing homelessness. When a guest arrives at the Mission, we immediately address their physical needs.  Once a guest’s physical needs have been met, we are then able to address the root cause of their distress and offer the spiritual nourishment necessary to effect true and lasting change.  Our objective is to bring people to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, thus bringing them to dependence upon God and independence within society. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, showers, clothing, chapel services, case management as well as health screenings are just a few of the services provided to all mission guests.  Counselors are on staff at both shelters for our guests.

Locations:

Men's Shelter 400 W Laketon Ave Muskegon, MI  49441 (231) 727-6085 Breakfast: Mon-Fri – 6:30 am, Sat/Sun – 7:30 am Lunch: Mon-Sat – 11:30 am, Sun – 1:10 pm Dinner: 6:00 pm

Women’s and Children’s Shelter 1691 Peck St Muskegon, MI  49441 (231) 727-6090 Breakfast: Mon-Fri – 7:00 am, Sat – 8:00 am, Sun – 7:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm Dinner: 5:30 pm

Discipleship Programs

Muskegon Rescue Mission’s residential Discipleship Program is a year-long comprehensive program designed to help men and women understand the root causes of their homelessness.  The program focuses on rebuilding lives with a solid biblical foundation offering life-long solutions.  All aspects of a program participant’s life are addressed – physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social.  Individuals in our program participate in Bible study and money management classes and receive spiritual and life skill counseling.  Job training, as well as, job search assistance is provided.  Every program participant actively attends a church in the community.

After successful completion of the Discipleship Program, family, friends and staff are invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate with the graduate.  Graduates then become part of our After-Care Program where we continue to mentor them as they transition to independent living.

Community Ministries

Nearly 19% of Muskegon County residents live below the poverty line. Making ends meet is a struggle for many of our neighbors. MRM’s Community Ministries program is designed to help families make ends meet which may allow them to remain in their own home.  Food, clothing, household goods, and furniture is provided to families in need throughout West Michigan.

MRM meets the needs of our neighbors with a weekly food pantry and with gift certificates to our thrift stores.  We start with a brief devotional and a prayer of thanks for the provisions to meet the needs.

During the summer months, we have many families with children who come to food pantry; their children receive a free lunch at school during the academic year, but stretched finances may not allow for nutritious meals when they’re home for the summer.

All the food given away in our pantry is donated.  Last year MRM provided over 111,000 meals.  Because of your generosity, we are able to meet the needs of our hurting neighbors.

Food Pantry, Personal Care and Baby Pantry

Thursday: Registration – 9:30-10:30 am

Clothing and Furniture Assistance

Wednesday: Registration – 9:30-10:30 am

Children’s Ministries

Muskegon Rescue Mission aspires to share Christ’s love and disciple to the under-privileged children in our community.  This area of ministry targets specifically children who are currently staying at the mission or who have stayed at the mission in the past.

Through a combination of creative evangelism, summer camp programs, Bible study, mentoring, recreation and academic support, children are introduced to the one who truly satisfies: Jesus.  Our desire is to help youth successfully live out biblical principles.  Thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers and thoughtfully designed programs, children thrive at the mission.