Where We Serve


Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ toward the hungry, homeless and hurting of the greater Grand Rapids area. MTM Mel Trotter Ministries exists for two reasons; they seek to end homelessness in West Michigan, one life at a time and they seek to inspire those without faith in Christ to find it and help all move forward on their journey. As more disadvantaged families struggled to meet their own basic needs, MTM started their Annual Back-to-School Day to distribute school supplies, and their Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. They also purchased the neighboring four-story John K. Burch building, which gave them the room to open our Women and Children’s Shelter, the largest facility of its kind in West Michigan. Chicktime Grand Rapids is proud to partner with Mel Trotter Ministries to help bring healing to the hurting children of our community!

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The most powerful means of support you can give Mel Trotter is prayer. Our God hears and answers each of our prayers for continued grace, clarity, and wisdom for our staff our residents, and all those we serve.

The work of Mel Trotter does not get done without the financial support of individuals, businesses, families, foundations, and friends. These gifts are invaluable and ensure our good work for years to come.
Dozens of volunteers visit Mel Trotter each week to feed the hungry, lift the fallen, restore the broken, and heal the hurting. Your talents will be put to good work at our Mission. Join us.
Mel Trotter has several thrift stores throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. Donating to and shopping at these stores directly impacts our Grand Rapids neighbors in their time of crisis.
Attend one of our Meet the Mission Luncheons to network with area business leaders and to learn more about Mel Trotter’s work to end homelessness in Grand Rapids. Encourage those in your community to get involved in our mission and vision.
Corporate Involvement
Collaborative partnerships add depth and breadth to our impact within the community and ensure relevance and effectiveness within our programs and services. See how you and your organization can best serve the needs of the hungry, homeless and hurting in Grand Rapids.
To learn more about Mel Trotter Ministries, visit them online at www.meltrotter.org today!