Founded in 1911

City Rescue Mission of Lansing

Serving the Future

Expanding Services: The need is growing and this project will increase our capacity to serve, with expanded dining room, sleeping areas, classroom space, chapel, and more!

Improving Quality: The current facility is in great need of updated bathrooms and shower facilities, which will be accomplished as part of the scope of this project.

Making History: The Mission has stepped forward to serve wherever the need is since it was founded in 1911. From a soup kitchen in the Great Depression to a drop-in center in 2019. By joining us, you become a part of a legacy of service that spans more than a century in Michigan's capital area.

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With current issues facing our community, long range planning indicates homelessness will be a growing challenge in the years ahead. This project will increase Mission services at this location to 150%.

This project will not only help homeless men, the increased space in the public dining room will also enable more meals for women and families. The "single room occupancy" units will also provide afforadable housing for those men with disabilties and limited income.

The project expands the Mission's original location in the historic 600 block of Michigan Avenue, by the addition of two buildings directly to the west. This location is the public dining room and men's shelter.

Overall project cost is currently estimated at 3.5 million dollars, which will include expansion and much needed renovation to the facility, increasing overall space from 13,500 square feet to 20,500 square feet.

The Mission will continue to raise funds through 2021, at which time, it can be determined how soon we will be able to begin work on the project. Should all funds be raised in 2021, we would hope to see the project completed in 2022.

This is an ambitious project but much needed. Monetary donations will enable us to begin meeting needs that are already growing in our community.