For Your Support!
To provide homeless and displaced individuals the
opportunity for successful transition to independence!
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The Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST)
shelters men, women, children and families for up to
90 days in congregations across Macomb County. The
congregations provide meals, shower facilities,
transportation and, when able, laundry services for
our guests. MCREST assures not only safe shelter,
meals and friendship but many other services that
help transition families and individuals back into
the community. During our guest’s stay in the
Shelter Program, MCREST Case Managers work with each
individual and family to develop and implement a
personalized housing plan that concentrates on
overcoming barriers to self-reliance such as lack of
income, poor money management, mental health issues,
substance abuse, and a broken personal support
system. As guests secure income, MCREST provides
rental assistance to families through our Journey
Home program and individuals through our Open Door
program to transition back into affordable housing. It is our hope that before the end of their stay we
can reconnect them with their own affordable place
to call home and the resources and supports through
case management to remain there. Please consider
supporting our programs.
Learning & Resource Center
Opens as Computer Lab in November!
The Learning and Resource Center will provide our
guests with job readiness training and job placement
services. The Center helps fill the critical
gap of income from employment that remains the
missing link between emergency shelter and
supportive housing services. The Center will
accomplish this by providing an innovative approach
to job readiness training and job placement services
specifically designed to assist the homeless with
Job readiness training includes job readiness
assessments, employability skills training, and
interpersonal development (soft skills).
Emphasis will include basic resume design and
interviewing skills since many students have been
unemployed or underemployed for months or even
years. Once a student, through the job
readiness training, determines what career to pursue
the Center will assist in developing a personalized
job search plan. Each student will learn how
to search for a job in the 21st century utilizing
the power of the internet, networking, and other
In November, The Center will open as a computer lab.
Guests in our emergency shelter can reserve a slot
to use a computer for resume preparation, job
searching, applying for a job, communicating with
potential employers, and scheduling job interviews.
MCREST Needs Volunteers for the Learning &
A MCREST volunteer called a Success Coach will
assist each student with creating an email account,
resume design, an online job search, and completing
job applications. No experience necessary.
The Center will be open Monday – Friday from 9am –
4pm. With your help our guests will build
self-esteem, and self-confidence that they can find
a job, improve their quality of life and achieve
beyond expectations. Call Alice at
586-415-5101 to volunteer!
in need of donations to assist with sheltering our
drop off at the MCREST office located at:
20415 Erin Roseville, MI 48066
If you have any questions please contact Debby
Click here to see what is needed
Visit an Art Van Furniture store and purchase a charity bear
for that special someone in your life! When you
purchase the Charity Bear, you can request that all of the
proceeds go to MCREST.
Give back to
and buy a holiday present all in one!
You can also follow the adventures of the Art Van Charity
We thank you in advance for supporting MCREST by purchasing
a Charity Bear as a present for someone you care about!
Hot Off The Presses!
The 25th Anniversary Cookbook is all together and off to the
printer. MCREST is taking orders. There are over 500 recipes
in the book and all are tried and true. What a bargain for
only $15.00! The cookbook will be here in time for Christmas
and will make an excellent gift. Contact April to order the
books at 586-415-5101 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Bon Appetit!
MCREST would like to announce that we now have two
staff members trained to assist individuals in
applying for food assistance and Medicaid. The
program is designed to assist individuals who are
age 60 or older and/or get social security
disability benefits, SSI disability benefits, VA
benefits based on proof of a disability, and
Medicaid based on proof of disability. For more
information or if you have any questions please call
April Fidler or April Cargile at the MCREST office