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  Our Mission

To provide homeless and displaced individuals the opportunity for successful transition to independence!
 
 

Click the "Holiday Appeal" link above to learn how your generous holiday donation to MCREST assures not only safe shelter, meals, and friendship, but many other services that help transition families and individuals back into the community.
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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


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 finding employment.

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 techniques.

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.

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!


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KidCents Charity
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MCREST is in need of donations to assist with sheltering our guests.  Please drop off at the MCREST office located at:
20415 Erin Roseville, MI 48066

If you have any questions please contact Debby at: 586-415-5101 
Click here to see what is needed



Give back to MCREST
and buy a holiday present all in one!
 
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.

You can also follow the adventures of the Art Van Charity Bear at www.facebook.com/ArtVanCharityBear?ref=ts&fref=ts.

We thank you in advance for supporting MCREST by purchasing a Charity Bear as a present for someone you care about!



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    MCREST Cookbooks

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 aprilc@mcrest.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 586-415-5101

When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome?  I  tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.... -   Matthew 25:40

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