Homelessness can affect people from all walks of life. Multiple factors including job loss, mental illness, physical disability, estrangement from family, and many others can cause a person to become homeless.
Mason County on beautiful Lake Michigan has multiple options for those who find themselves homeless due to extenuating circumstances or leaving a violent situation.
Hospitality INC (Hospitality In The Name of Christ) is a partial-year homeless shelter and is housed in the basement of the Salvation Army Church- 1101 S. Madison Street in Ludington. Hospitality INC began operating as a traveling homeless shelter in 2009 and has since found it's permanent home at the church. It provides services 7 days a week from 6pm-8am, November to May of each year. Guests of the shelter will be provided with a bunk bed, dinner, and breakfast; as well as the opportunity to shower, pray with a local church pastor, and utilize a computer with internet to use as a learning center, fill out job applications, or create a resume.
The Hospitality INC shelter can be reached by calling (231) 510-4591
COVECOVE (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters)
, located at 906 E. Ludington Avenue in Ludington, is a safety net for women, men and their children who are experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault in Mason, Oceana and Lake Counties.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or sexual abuse, call the CRISIS Line: 800-950-5808.
Jericho House, located at 912 E. Ludington Ave. is a Christian-based organization that provides housing for women in emergency, violent, or at-risk situations; as well as women who have recently been released from incarceration. It's mission is temporarily housing women so they may focus on themselves while finding jobs, developing a relationship with Christ, and bettering their situations.
Jericho House can be reached by calling (231) 843-3044
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