It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. Today we feature the City Rescue Mission, the largest homeless shelter in the mid-Michigan area. It offers beds to around 160 people every night. But shelter administrators says that they are at capacity, especially when it comes to their men’s shelter. They’ve been working for the past several years on an expansion of that program. Over the next month, City Rescue Mission plans to add around 40 additional beds for homeless men.
The expansion is about more than giving someone a place to sleep at night, though. City Rescue is also launching new programs to help men transition from the shelter to a more permanent residence.
Current State talks with City Rescue Mission executive director Mark Criss and men’s ministry Director Randy Barton.
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