Help us build a better future for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Dégagé Ministries ensures that our city continues to be a place of possibility for everyone. To meet growing community needs, we are expanding our capacity and advancing our mission by constructing a new three-story building and renovating our current facility.

The expansion and renovation project will allow us to help more people find the path to a more sustainable future.

Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help us.

Offline donations can be called in (616.454.1661) or sent to our offices at 144 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.

Raised to Date:

$6,847,867
OF OUR $7,300,000 GOAL
93.81%

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Poverty in Our City is Real

The Numbers:

0+
People

in Kent County used the homeless system in 2018—3,400 were children.

0%
Increase

in chronic homelessness in the last four years.

0%
of working people

in the U.S. lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women have been impacted the hardest.

*According to the Coalition to End Homelessness.
Source: “Scott Pelley’s interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.” 60 Minutes. May 17, 2020.

The new and renovated facility will include:

An expanded dining room to serve 90,000 meals a year (50% increase in capacity, from 120 to 180 seats)

A day wellness center providing 1,000 – 2,000 new wellness visits per year

A workforce development center with expanded programming to serve 900 – 1,000 attendees per year

An expanded Open Door Women’s Center

  • Rooms for women and their children providing 3,000 – 3,500 new overnight stays per year
  • 65% increase in overnight shelter capacity and third-shift sleeping space (from 40 – 66 beds)

Donec id elit non mi porta gravida at eget metus.

The dining room is the only community center in Heartside. I am so thankful you are expanding as it’s always so full.”

~ David, Dining Room Patron

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”

Matthew 25:35