Roosevelt Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Our Roosevelt Park house is our first home. We've housed young people here since 2013. This property is a duplex that houses mentors in the bottom apartment and four young people, ages 18 to 24, in the top apartment. This house is an agent of personal and community change, holding community dinners and demonstrating the great things that can happen when people come together to make something incredible.
Through partnerships with a prominent, local church, Herman Miller Cares, the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, and HQ, we plan to open two more houses in 2016. One house is in Heritage Hill and one is in the Baxter neighborhood. This will triple our capacity to serve more young people! Click here to get involved!
A Continuum of services
We know that young people who are experiencing homelessness need a continuum of services to meet their diverse needs. Included in this continuum are things like scattered-site housing, host homes, shelters, transitional housing, rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing. We hope to provide different pieces to fill this continuum within the coming years. For more information about the suggested continuum of services, visit the National Network 4 Youth's Proposed Strategies to End Youth Homelessness here (page 33).