SERVING THE GREATER CADILLAC AREA SINCE 1992
New Hope Shelter was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1992 and opened the men's shelter on May 1st of that year. Three family shelters (single family dwellings) were added over the following years, and on May 13th, 2013 the women's shelter opened its doors to single women and women with children.
We are one of only two organizations in all of northern Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, that is able to keep families together while they are in a shelter. Our five shelters provide a total of 38 beds. In the fiscal year 2015-2016 we provided 7,943 bed nights (one bed night = a bed to sleep in, 2 meals, a hot shower, and clean clothes). Nearly 1,700 more than the year before. These bed nights served:
Men's Shelter: 73 Men
Women's Shelter: 50 Women, 22 Children
Family Shelters: 8 Fathers, 11 Mothers, 1 Grandmother, 28 Children (14 Families)
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Donations may be made to support our daily operations. We now offer a way for you to give online.
DONATION OF GOODS
We could always use donations. Items you can donate include:
Food & Household Supplies
Toiletries for Men & Women
Bedding (all sizes except king), towels
Dishes, Pots & Pans, Silverware
Volunteer time is always appeciated. Donating your time can include:
Inside painting and cleaning
Yard Work: raking and landscaping
Picking up and delivering donations
Maintenance and repairs: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.
SHARE OUR STORY
Tell our story to neighbors and friends. Tell your church congregation about the help we are providing for the community. Be a voice for others to learn about the good we are doing in the community.
New Hope Shelter was established in 1992 though a collaboration of the Cadillac Area Ministers Assocation and Mercy Hospital. Within a few years, New Hope grew from serving only homeless men to providing for families in need through our three family shelters. By a miracle of God's grace, we opened our new women's shelter on May 13, 2013. These shelters provide the men, women, and families a safe place to improve their circumstances, enabling them to move on to support themselves and their families and live independently again.
" New Hope Shelter helped me start a new life. It did exactly what its name implies. It gave me new hope for the future. Two weeks after coming to the shelterI found a permanent, full-time job. All the staff and voluneeters with friendly and helpful by being there with their concern and caring for a total stranger. I hate to think of what might have happened to my family without the help of the New Hope Shelter. Because of their willingness to help my family and I are together, have an income, and are putting our life back together."
- Former New Hope Client