THE RESPONSE

COMMUNITY, ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
ICRH

MISSION

Providing temporary shelter and a pathway to self-sufficiency for the homeless in Isabella County

We, as ICRH, commit to

  • welcome every guest, volunteer, partner and supporter regardless of social and cultural identities;
  • acknowledge our biases and treat everyone with respect and dignity;
  • encourage self-sufficiency by providing tools and resources and, whenever possible, customizing tools and resources to meet individual and family needs;
  • be good stewards of our resources whether they are financial, human, or physical;
  • be trustworthy partners and pursue collaboration;
  • kindly but firmly enforce our policies to ensure the safety of guests, volunteers and staff; and
  • learn from our mistakes and celebrate our successes.
A ROTATING

HOMELESS SHELTER

The ICRH is a seasonal, rotating shelter. Each week, a different host site opens their doors to ICRH guests and serves as warm, safe place for those in need. Along with the host sites, other churches or organizations will serve as partners who may not possess the space or resources to house ICRH guests but, provide support to the host site. Presently, the ICRH partners with 19 host site churches, and 9 partner churches. For the 2016-2017 season, that allowed the ICRH to remain open to provide emergency shelter from November 6, 2016 until April 9, 2017.

 

Every day during the shelter season, from 4:30 pm—6 pm, ICRH guests check-in at the Unitarian Universality Church (319 S. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858) to ensure their stay in shelter. I-Ride and Chippewa Cab, two very generous ICRH partners, provide transportation for ICRH guests to their destination from the intake center to the host site. Guests leave the host site the following morning at 8 am when they are transported to the Isabella County Soup Kitchen.

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