Homelessness can happen to anyone.

A friend. A child. A neighbor. Maybe even you.

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The face of homelessness has changed.

Since the 2008 economic crisis, and even more so with COVID-19, we have seen the face of homelessness change. Now, nearly half the people we serve are women and children who, through circumstances beyond their control, have had their – and their sense of stability – taken away from them.

The need in Macomb County has reached a critical level and we need your help.

What is Returning Home?

The MCREST Returning Home campaign is focused on addressing the problem of homelessness in Macomb County by providing a temporary shelter and support services that are critical to return local families back to independence. When complete, the new facility will provide food, educational resources, childcare and tutoring, job training and job placement for up to 45 women and children.

By pledging your support, you will be helping hundreds of families who have run into unexpected misfortune. Most affected are the children who no longer have a stable home. They’re confused and scared. They feel unsafe.

32 Years of Service

640,000 shelter nights provided
Approx. 20,000 per year

18,048 people served
Approx. 564 per year

Homeless Children in Macomb
1448 - 2018-19

Learning & Resource Center
Since Oct. 2015
Guests Served - 630
Employment Placements - 195
Certificate Programs - 34


MCREST has provided rotating emergency shelter to families experiencing homelessness for more than 31 years.

Your investment in MCREST goes far beyond a handout.

By supporting MCREST, you will be giving families who are experiencing homelessness a hand up to help them on their journey back to self-reliance. When you give specifically to MCREST’s Returning Home campaign, 100% of your donation will go toward completing this project.


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


Thanks to Our Generous Sponsors:

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Tim & Patricia Joy

Cindy Gilesman

MCREST Board of Directors

Partners in Architecture

And Thanks to Our Major Donors:

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Robert and Rhea Corrine

The Apple Tree Foundation

Kim Scheper

Jesse Chatelle

Robert Shippy