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Of the statewide homeless population are families with children



Children who are homeless according to the 2018-2019 data from the Macomb I.S.D.



Individuals each year who are taken in by MCREST

Hear how MCREST helped families like Freshauna and her son.

Through MCREST’s assistance, Freshauna was able to secure permanent housing and became a children’s book author.

Give Confidently

In FY2020, 92% of donations went directly to support clients.

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Are you looking for a way to help out in your community? Learn more about volunteering at MCREST. There are several ways you are able to help in a way that is comfortable for you.

MCREST Has a New Building!


MCREST has fed and sheltered individuals, families, and children experiencing homelessness in Macomb County for nearly 35 years. And along the way, the support we offer has continuously evolved to better serve the community.

By partnering with foundations, private donors, and the public, MCREST is successfully renovating a Mt. Clemens building to serve as a permanent women and children’s shelter. The new shelter will be opened to guests in early 2022 and will serve more than 45 women and children with emergency shelter, reducing the traumatic impact of homelessness in children by giving families a stable location to
transition to self-reliance. Men experiencing homelessness will continue to be sheltered and receive support services through MCREST’s partner churches.

More than 1,000 children are experiencing homelessness right now in Macomb County.

As they transition to self-reliance, women and children in the new facility will be offered wraparound services, including transportation and childcare assistance, self-improvement classes, student tutoring, and job readiness and job placement support. MCREST also will expand its Learning & Resource Center at the new shelter to better serve individuals experiencing homelessness in Macomb County with job readiness and job placement support services. The expansion of the Learning & Resource Center aligns with MCREST’s focus during recent years on “housing first” interventions, as well as improving opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. MCREST is committed to assisting every individual and family entering our program to successfully transition to self-reliance.


The support provided by MCREST is integral to our communities; we provide necessary care for our neighbors who are most in need. Join our mission of combatting homelessness, and together, we can help our neighbors.


Donate today to enable MCREST to continue our critical work of transitioning Macomb County families experiencing homelessness to self-reliance and housing.

Are you an Amazon shopper? Then there is a very easy way for you to help us raise funds!


Click on this button to before you make your purchases and Amazon will donate a percentage of the sale to MCREST.



Our response to COVID-19 has been swift. Watch us discuss with Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.



We are often aided in our mission through local media coverage.


View churches that currently participate in the MCREST program.