In these uncertain times where our lives have been flipped upside down, and some of our most routine behaviors have been disrupted, some resource centers and community organizations are still working tirelessly to provide support for those in need. Though most have shut down or reduced their services due to the COVID-19 virus, there are still a number of centers providing a glimmer of hope in our community:
- Crossover Downtown Ministries, 414 W. Court Street, is doing food bags from 10 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Friday. The only requirement is a picture ID and the number in household. Call (810) 234-2479 for more information
- While the Urban Renaissance Center is closed for all other activities, they have partnered with Crossover Downtown Ministries to conduct a rolling food giveaway every Friday at 2505 N. Chevrolet (Joy Tabernacle Church). Call Crossover for more information.
- Center for Hope, 812 Root Street, is open on a call-in basis for all essential needs: clothing, personal hygiene, food, and social services. Call (810) 265-7025.
- Mercy House, 2210 N. Franklin, is offering an afternoon meal every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:00 PM. Call (810) 407-7089 for more information.
- Carriage Town Ministries has room in its shelter for more people and is still offering a dinner meal every day. They are located at 605 Garland. Call (810) 233-8787 for more information.
- My Brother’s Keeper has room in its shelter for more people. They are located at 101 N. Grand Traverse. Call (810) 234-1163 for more information.
For more information on what the community is doing to help support those in need contact Hamilton’s Outreach Coordinator Dwayne Clemons at 810.484.7800