Homeless Services


Volunteers of America Michigan is rebuilding lives, one person at a time throughout the Greater Lansing Area. This is made possible with the help of volunteers, community leaders, partnerships with other organizations and foundation and corporate support. 

Donations to Volunteers of America Michigan will help to empower change in the lives of people that have the greatest need in the community.

Overnight Emergency Shelters: Our homeless shelters are located at 430 N. Larch Street in Lansing, Michigan. Open 365 days a year, we have a 50 bed overnight emergency shelter for men, and a 14 bed overnight emergency shelter for women and children. Both shelters are filled to capacity nearly every night. Learn More 

Veterans Programs: Volunteers of America Michigan offers three programs for homeless veterans. These programs offer case management, individual and group counseling, referrals for substance abuse and more.  Learn More

New Hope Day Center: Open from 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, the New Hope Day Center offers support to families and individuals, giving them access to valuable services and obtaining shelter from the elements when overnight shelters are closed.  Learn More

Community Kitchen: The efforts of volunteers, staff and generous donors enabled Volunteers of America Michigan to provide 130,955 free and nutritious meals to the homeless and hungry last year. Learn More

Hotel Emergency Lodging Program: Provides shelter in hotels or motels, food, and case management for families and individuals with disabilities when emergency shelter is exhausted. Learn More

Listen here for a WKAR-Radio interview detailing the 2010 Point In Time Count, a story which documents the Ingham County homeless street count on a bitterly cold January night.  Congratulations to WKAR-Radio for receiving two Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards for this story.