Largely invisible to most citizens, the need for shelter and food in Isabella County is very real. You may be surprised by the numbers. When it is below zero on a cold Michigan day, even one person in need of shelter is one too many.
In three years of providing emergency shelter, the ICRH has experienced exponential growth in guests from an average of 9 guests per night in the inaugural season of 2012-2013, to 25 guests in 2016-2017. There is clear evidence that homelessness in Isabella County is real and the need for emergency shelter is on the rise.