The mission of Ministry with Community is to empower people to make positive life changes.

To achieve our mission, we:

  • provide an environment of dignity, hope, trust and unconditional acceptance where all people are respected and valued
  • welcome all people in the Kalamazoo community struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness, and other challenges
  • rebuild lives by providing food, daytime shelter and other supportive services
  • work collaboratively with other community organizations

MwC is a haven in Kalamazoo for people who are hungry, lonely or homeless. Staff and volunteers welcome “members” when they drop-in to do their laundry, take a shower, get a haircut, volunteer, pick up their mail, enjoy a cup of coffee, find support for their recovery, seek help in sending for birth records, see a social worker or simply rest.

The relationships begin to form a positive community for many. Through this community, people who “drop-in” also help to serve meals, clean, unload groceries, and organize social events. These valuable contributions often build self-esteem, positive relationships and hope for the future.