Read stories about Servants Center and their work.

Robert

  robert, reclining comfortably, at housing sc found for him.

robert, reclining comfortably, at housing sc found for him.

Servants Center workers found Robert living in the doorway of an unoccupied commercial building. We were able to secure housing for him and helped restore his Social Security disability income. Robert is over 70 years old and is typical of the growing number of mentally impaired homeless senior citizens we are finding on the streets.

 

Vic

  vic reunited with his family (above) and where Vic was camping out with a pillow and blanket he found in a dumpster (Below)

vic reunited with his family (above) and where Vic was camping out with a pillow and blanket he found in a dumpster (Below)

Vic is from Detroit. He came to Grand Rapids, stopped taking his medication and became confused. He had been homeless for over two years when Servants Center workers found him living under the US131 freeway. We were able to locate his worried family and they drove to Grand Rapids to take him home. This reunion was a joyous day!

Emma

  emma's home when sc found her

emma's home when sc found her

Emma lived for over a year in an opening under the loading dock of an abandoned warehouse. Servants Center helped her qualify for Social Security disability income. SC was able to find housing for Emma at the Old Morton House Apartments downtown where she lived happily for many years and was compliant with medications which helped her manage her severe mental illness.  Emma went to be with our Lord a few years and we give thanks for the opportunity we had to serve such a sweet lady.

 

Gary

  a very happy gary after sc was able to find him housing, proper medical and psychiatric care, and assist him with social security benefits.

a very happy gary after sc was able to find him housing, proper medical and psychiatric care, and assist him with social security benefits.

Gary is from Haiti. Servants Center workers found him wandering the streets, wet and cold, on a winter night. All of Gary’s identification had been lost or stolen, so he could not get help from government agencies. We were able to provide him emergency housing, restore his ID, and take him through the steps to get his Social Security disability income.

Margaret

  margaret, after sc found housing and helped her get benefits (above).  The horrible living conditions Margaret endured for year before our help (Below).

margaret, after sc found housing and helped her get benefits (above).  The horrible living conditions Margaret endured for year before our help (Below).

Margaret had been homeless since she was 15. We tried to reach out to her for years, but she wasn’t ready to trust us. Her addiction to drugs got in the way. The Lord softened Margaret’s heart and she allowed us to help her get off the streets. Since then she has been drug-free for several years, maintains her own apartment very well, and has helped us reach out to other homeless people.