There’s no love like family,
no place like home.
Come In Out of The Elements
People experiencing homelessness find food, shelter, and stability with us.
Strength in Community
Families foster, parents find healing, and youth prepare for independence with us.
If a Child Hurts, the Home Hurts
Children recover in residential treatment while families find strength with us.
Michigan Families are Hurting.
In Matters of the Heart, Inaction is Not an Option.
Family-Based Care and Youth Transition
Children need the love of family. Our foster care and adoption programs find permanency for children engaged in the system. Our family preservation programs empower families to reunify and stay together. Our Independent Living programs rally support behind youth leaving care. The love of family is the most powerful intervention out there.
Residential and Family Healing
When children aren’t safe in community, Holy Cross provides safety, structure, and nurture within its residential treatment programming. We work just as hard to help the families heal and find strength, so that children can get back quickly and safely to the people they love and who love them.
Shelter and Community Care
When our neighbors’ safety net falters, our New Hope Community Center welcomes them in from the cold. Community members find 24/7 shelter, warm meals, and veteran’s services with us while we support them to find safe and stable housing. We are all members of the same community: let’s lean on one another.
Where The Heart Is
Connection is what gives us strength.
Safety – real and felt – gives us all the foundation we need to pursue the future we want for ourselves.
We all need healthy, positive, strengths-focused relationships to fuel change for ourselves and for our communities.
Through equity work, meaningful engagement, and advocacy, we link arms with our neighbors and amplify our communities’ voices.
We maximize our resources and act with intentionality to achieve the greatest possible impact.
“The more I worked with the staff the better I got. A light bulb went off in my head and I realized I could accomplish good things. My attitude is better, and I feel better because of it.”
“During my time here, I have gotten a lot of support from the staff who have always been open to help me with anything. I have really grown as a person and received a lot of encouragement to set goals and work for them.””
“With every challenge I have faced in my life, I feel that it has taken part in shaping a better me. Growing up, the challenge was tackling each day, living each day. Now, I face each day seeing how it will shape my future.”
“Holy Cross has been very different from the other four homes I’ve been to. Here you have people that come in 24 hours and day and and make it their goal to help you. I feel like I don’t have to hide who I am and that’s an incredible feeling.”
75 Years Helping Michigan Families
Holy Cross Services, founded in 1948, has learned, grown, and changed alongside our communities across Michigan. Once focused only on residential care for children, today HCS offers a wide array of program areas designed to meet the complex needs of families across the state.
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ABOUT HOLY CROSS SERVICES
HCS specializes in empowerment and trauma recovery for children and families engaged in the child welfare system and supporting our neighbors to end their episodes of homelessness. Although these areas of service have significant intersection, we operate our programs through three functional arms:
- Division of Family-Based Care and Youth Transition
- Division of Residential Care and Family Healing
- Division of Housing and Community Advocacy