Community Services

Being homeless: Finding hope in the search of a home

Jason came to Lansing to help a friend and ended up needing to help himself because of his struggle with being homeless.  He made the move to help his friend back in 2017, supporting his new roommate until the living arrangement became too chaotic. Left feeling sick because of his environment, Jason found himself homeless and adrift.  “Being homeless is like being lost in space,” he said. “You don't know where to go or what to do; it's scary.” Jason bounced from shelter to shelter, until earlier this year when he landed at Homeless Angels, a street-based outreach organization in Lansing. While there, he’s also received support from programs at Holy Cross Services’ New Hope Community Center. (more…)

Gebrelle finds understanding and a new path at Holy Cross

Gebrelle had dropped out of the eighth grade and felt like he was nothing more than a lost cause. “I was doing a bunch of stuff I wasn’t supposed to do,” admitted the teen, who struggled in school and had fallen behind. Gebrelle, who thought he never had a chance, said he found one when he arrived at Holy Cross Services. The organization offered him something so many teens in troubled situations say they need: understanding. “There’s people here that I can relate to,” he said. “They’ve been through stuff that I did.” (more…)
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Record-high Fundraising Night for Lansing New Hope Community Center

LANSING, MI—February 28, 2019–Over $546,000 was raised and celebrated this past Wednesday at the annual Homeless No More fundraising event that benefits homeless veterans, children and adults at New Hope Community Center in Lansing, Michigan. This was an all-time high amount for the non-profit agency. (more…)
Holy Cross Job Fair

Therapists invited to Holy Cross Services job fair

Therapists looking for rewarding work experience have an opportunity to join a non-profit organization that provides a full network of services for mental health, substance abuse, homelessness and foster care.  Holy Cross Services, which has 20 locations throughout Michigan, is hosting a job fair on Jan. 25 in a bid to find therapists for several open clinical positions throughout the organization.   (more…)