homelessness

City Rescue Mission's sign
Courtesy / City Rescue Mission

With temperatures dipping to the single digits and below zero in the Lansing area, local homeless shelters are providing as much assistance as they can.


Jackie and Kenneth in the kitchen
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

During the holidays, many are looking for ways to volunteer and give back to those in need. East Lansing’s Haven House provides emergency housing and support services for families, and it relies on volunteers to prepare the meals for residents. WKAR’s Katie Cook stopped by on a Saturday to talk with some of these volunteers.

 


Virg Bernero photo distributing free meals.
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing released a report on homelessness today. The Greater Lansing Area Annual Homeless Report for 2016 indicates that more than 5,100 people experienced homelessness in Ingham County that year. That’s up 3.4-percent from the previous year.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Two members of the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness joined the July 15 edition of "Current State" to talk about homeless numbers in Michigan, a drive to gather and distribute hygiene products and how you can help. 


man and sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The Lansing branch of Volunteers of America Michigan is one of the largest homeless services providers in the state.  Now, its director is getting  a promotion.  On July 1, Patrick Patterson will become the next president and CEO of Volunteers of America Michigan.