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Returning Home Campaign Meets Goal

April 13, 2021

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Because of you, we have been able to raise enough funds to address the critical and growing needs of local mothers and children experiencing homelessness. Because of you, we’re on our way to finishing a permanent women and children’s shelter right here in Macomb County!

Thanks to your generous support, MCREST’s Returning Home Campaign met the goal of raising more than $300,000 for renovations to a Mt. Clemens building that will allow a stable location for homeless children and families to receive support services as they transition to self-reliance. More than 1,000 children experience homelessness in Macomb County each year.
The new shelter will assist up to 45 women and children transition from homelessness back
to housing and self-reliance. Men will continue to be welcomed through MCREST’s member church network.

The new home will assist with providing emergency shelter and meals in partnership with our member churches. Through its new home, MCREST will offer women and children supportive services including transportation and child-care assistance, self-improvement classes, student tutoring, and job readiness and job placement assistance.

MCREST’s goal for each and every family is a successful transition to housing and self-reliance.

“Children who become homeless long for stability, and it’s traumatic for them to move multiple times,” said April Fidler, executive director of MCREST. “We are deeply grateful to our church members, our dedicated supporters, the community, and our sponsors for supporting our efforts to provide greater stability for families experiencing homelessness.”

 

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