Volunteers of America Michigan has a wide range of vital social service programs throughout the state including:

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New Hope Day Center — Lansing (517) 484-4414

This weekday service center provides a safe haven where individuals can utilize a variety of services. In addition to providing the use of telephone and restroom facilities, New Hope is a gateway to educational services, employment preparation, life skills courses, health care services and case management. 

Women’s and Children’s Overnight Emergency ShelterLansing (517) 484-4414

Open 365 days a year, this 14-bed shelter offers women and children a warm, safe place to sleep. Our case management team understands the unique obstacles that women and children face and offers expertise in securing the necessary resources.

Men’s Overnight Emergency Shelter — Lansing (517) 484-4414

Open 365 days a year, this 50-bed shelter offers men a warm, safe place to sleep. This shelter is filled to capacity nearly every night.

Community Kitchen — Lansing (517) 484-4414

Free and nutritious are served to the hungry and homeless. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Breakfast and dinner are available on weekends. This Community Kitchen served a record 106,690 meals last fiscal year. 

Hotel Emergency Shelter Program - (517) 484-4414

This program provides emergency shelter in hotels or motels, food, and case management for families and individuals with disabilities when emergency shelter is exhausted. 

Veterans Services

Veterans Dormitory Program (VDP) — Lansing (877) 509-8387

This is a 16-Bed program that is available to male and female veterans. Residents can stay for up to 6 months if they maintain weekly progress on their Treatment Plan. The program is free of charge for residents.

Veterans Housing Program (VHP) - Lansing (877) 509-8387

Serving homeless male veterans, this program provides longer-term transitional housing for 40 veterans including those with substance related disorders and/or mental illness.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) - Lansing (877) 509-8387

Assists homeless veterans to gain and maintain gainful employment.  HVRP works closely with community employers.  Current locations include Lansing, Detroit and Flint.

Veterans Housing Program (VHP) - Niles - (877) 509-8387

Serving homeless male veterans, this program provides longer-term transitional housing for 18 veterans including those with substance related disorders and/or mental illness.

Capital Area Stand Down for Homeless Veterans Lansing-(517) 489-5278

A one day event providing Veterans Services such as hair cuts, health screenings, legal services, social security advice, vision testing, job assistance, clothing, lunches, and a “diddy” bag full of goodies provided to each attendee.

Housing Program Permanent

At each of our affordable housing facilities, Residents pay just 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

Coventry Place Apartments — Redford (313) 531-5335

This residence is comprised of 58 units for low-income seniors and disabled individuals, and is situated in a quiet neighborhood

Oak Village Square Apartments — Detroit (313) 934-0010

This 75-unit apartment facility for low-income seniors, age 62 and older is a gem. Residents enjoy many social activities as well as a wide variety of supportive services.

McDonald Senior Apartments Pontiac (248) 292-2095

This 50-unit property for low-income seniorsAmenities include community and game rooms, a library, hair salon and much, much more. overlooks Harris Lake. 

Sumby Senior Housing — River Rouge (313) 357-2891

Constructed in 2006, this inviting 55 unit community for low-income seniors age 62 and older, is situated in a residential neighborhood near senior centers, libraries, transportation and diverse places of worship. Sumby is named after the historic Sumby Hospital which was formerly located on this site and continues to be a beacon in the community.

Country View Apartments & Townhouses — Benton Harbor (269) 926-8068

Located in Berrien County, this updated community extends program services and 198 units of housing to the disabled, low-income families and seniors. Close to lakes and many recreational activities.

Liberty Commons Townhomes & Apartments — Battle Creek (269) 962-6209

Nestled on a wooded hill within 1 mile of downtown Battle Creek, this newly remodeled residence boasts 158 one to four bedroom apartments and townhomes. Amenities include a Community Room, Playground and Recreation areas for residents’ use.

Buena Vista Senior Housing - Saginaw (989) 754-3473 
This charming 55 unit community for low-income seniors is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood near senior centers, libraries, transportation and diverse places of worship.  Residents will enjoy amenities such as community room and kitchen, library, lounge, beauty/barber shop and caring, on-site staff. 

Special Programs

Adopt-A-Family — Southeast Michigan (248) 353-4VOA (4862)

This annual program matches needy families with "sponsors" who adopt them for the Christmas holiday, providing new clothes, toys and a holiday dinner to those who would not be able to celebrate due to their hardships. Last year over 16,000 people were served.

Christmas Meal Program — Lansing (517) 333-3379

Providing meals for the elderly and disabled in the Lansing area for over 35 years, many of the people served are homebound and spend the holiday season alone.

Scholastic Book Grant Program — Southeast and Lansing (248) 209-1033

Brand new Scholastic books are available to children of low-income families. Book give-aways are held throughout the community and often include a special guests

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Opportunities — Southeast (248) 209-1033 and Lansing (517) 333-3379

Our volunteers are men, women and teens with diverse backgrounds and interests. They have a strong sense of commitment, and a passion for providing service in their communities. Opportunities can be tailored to the specific needs and talents of a volunteer.  Our volunteer orientation process includes the completion of an application, consent to a background check, discussion of confidentiality issues and a close look at services provided and opportunities available.

Action Teams — (248) 209-1033, ext. 114

Volunteers of America Michigan has partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Trust. Together we have formed Action Teams. These teams are comprised of Major League baseball players and area high school students who are selected to be Team Captains, work together to inspire youth to get involved in helping at Volunteers of America programs and deliver an important message to their peers from the players — volunteering is cool, fun and personally rewarding! The high school Team Captains work through their local schools to recruit other teens to volunteer in projects developed by Volunteers of America’s local offices.

Vehicle Sales

Cars Helping People — (800) 552-1515, visit to donate or to view the selection of vehicles.

Cars Helping People repairs donated vehicles and sells them to those in need of transportation at a cost significantly below market value. The people donating vehicles to this program may be able to take a fair market tax-deduction at private sale value for these donations. 

Thrift Store Program

Lansing Thrift Stores(517) 272-3126 or (517) 703-9088
Corunna Thrift Store: (989) 472-4977
Burton Thrift Store: (810) 223-0420 
East Lansing Donation Center: 248 E. Saginaw

Over 3,000 items are priced and put out to sell daily. Profits from the store are used to fund social services. Clothing and household goods are also given to shelter residents and others in need through a voucher system.