Grace Episcopal Church is a member of the Basic Needs Coalition — an organization where representatives from many of the churches and social service agencies in the area collaborate and coordinate to better work to end homelessness in Traverse City — and what we know is that ending homelessness is accomplished only by ensuring that affordable, safe, comfortable housing is available to everyone.
The Basic Needs Coalition collects the essential items that are needed to move into a new home and provides them to those who are entering housing through one of the programs supported by the Basic Needs Coalition (e.g. Good Will). People exiting a time of homelessness often do so without any of the things most of us take for granted. The good news is that some people are finding housing through the work of organizations likes those at the Basic Needs Coalition. Please help our neighbors start off in their new homes with everything they need to be comfortable and successful.