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Women & Children's Shelter

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Est. April 8, 2022

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Located in a formerly vacant building, the newly renovated MCREST shelter houses about 45 women and children for up to 90 days at a time.


MCREST's shelter provides meals, education and training services for homeless women and children. The site includes a Learning and Resource Center for its guests to get assistance with job searches and resume building, and it will offer after-school tutoring.

215 South Main Street
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

With this fixed shelter, we are giving families, especially children, a greater sense of stability as they transition to independence and housing.

For more than 30 years, MCREST guests rotated through our partner churches for shelter and meals, with families moving location from week-to-week. Yet our services are evolving to better meet the needs of the community: MCREST opened our first fixed shelter in April 2022, a women and children’s shelter located in downtown Mt. Clemens.
 

Located in a formerly vacant building, the newly renovated MCREST facility houses about 45 women and children for up to 90 days at a time. At this time, MCREST continues to shelter men experiencing homelessness through its network of partner churches.

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It's been a worthwhile journey.

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The MCREST Women & Children’s Shelter provides meals, education and training services for women and children experiencing homelessness. The site includes a Learning and Resource Center for its guests to get assistance with job searches and resume building, and it will offer after-school tutoring.
 

Our goal is to provide the wraparound services necessary for each family to successfully transition into permanent, stable housing.
 

MCREST raised more than $1.6 million in a two-year capital campaign to renovate the shelter. The three-story building features ADA-compliant bedrooms on the first level, a women's common area with a fireplace and a children's playroom.
 

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

MCREST has expanded our Learning & Resource Center at the new shelter to better serve individuals experiencing homelessness in Macomb County with job readiness and job placement support services. This expansion aligns with our mission of improving opportunities for economic self-sufficiency for those experiencing local homelessness. 

 

In the future, women and children in the new facility will be offered services that include transportation and childcare assistance, self-improvement classes, and student tutoring. 

Explore the new building!

MCREST celebrated the opening of its first fixed shelter with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 8, 2022. Guests moved into the building on April 10.

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From left to right, Stephanie Jackson, MCREST Executive Director April Fidler, David Austin, Macomb County Treasurer Larry Rocca, Scott Zemens, Hank Luks, Diane Royer, MCREST Board of Directors Chairman John Johnson, Cindy Gliesman, Tim Joy, Janice Donahue, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Clinton Township Trustee Tammy Patton, Sue LaTour, and Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Brown cut the ribbon in a dedication ceremony held Friday in Mt. Clemens for MCREST’s new women and children’s shelter (Photo Credit/Larry Peplin).

Watch our segment on Fox 2 News.