Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries says each night, 18,000 Detroiters have no place to sleep. Families account for 49 percent. Over 10,000 Wayne County families will experience at least one period of homelessness during the year. 30 percent are chronically homeless. 4,000-plus households will be sheltered in funded programs. Over 13,000 sleep on the street, in abandoned buildings or with others. 25 percent of homeless people are children. With cold weather looming, here are family rescue missions, homeless shelters, warming centers and transitional programs for women with children.
* Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM): This mission operates in various locations and provides many services. Emergency shelter, transitional housing, food assistance, job training and placement help, addiction treatment services are available to all ages. To get help with specific situational needs, contact the main Detroit Rescue Mission office at 150 Stimson St. in Detroit. They can direct to appropriate services.
* Genesis Houses: These are operated through the DRMM. Genesis House I is a transitional housing unit specifically for teen moms at 131 Stimson, Detroit. Genesis House II offers transitional housing to women and children. It’s located at 2015 Webb in Detroit. Genesis House III is an emergency shelter and transitional housing facility for women and children. That facility is located at 3840 Fairview in Detroit.
* Detroit-Wayne County Rotating Shelter : This emergency homeless shelter rotates among different churches. Cass Community Social Services coordinates the schedule.
* Scott Building: This is the hub for Cass Community Social Services . Located at 11850 Woodrow Wilson in Detroit, this facility provides several housing services: an emergency shelter, transitional homes and residential programs. There are different models for various situations: abuse, disabilities, mental health, addiction, poverty and homelessness. Cass also provides food, shower facilities, treatment, education, training, health services, employment assistance, jobs and recreational opportunities.
* Mom’s Place I: This facility at 1534 Webb in Detroit provides emergency shelter and services for women with children. Mom’s Place is part of Cass Community Social Services. Transportation is available to the main Scott Building for resources.
* Tumaini Center : Operated by the Neighborhood Service Organization , this facility is open 24-hour/seven-days-a-week. It’s serves homeless people who have nowhere else to go due to behavioral problems, mental illness or physical disabilities. Tumaini is located at 3430 Third Ave., in Detroit.
* Juda Transitional and Recovery House: Juda House is located at 12126 Stoepel in Detroit. It provides emergency shelter, rapid rehousing and transitional housing for up to 18 months. Facilities include resident beds, kitchen and laundry facilities, and health-related services. Employment assistance and substance abuse treatment is available.