Homeless Services

Holy Cross Services provides a myriad of services in Ingham County for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless within a period of fourteen days.


Ability Benefits Clinic

Social Security representatives help clients apply for disability income and represent them in hearings and appeals, offering the hope of income and stability.

Community Kitchen

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Breakfast and dinner are available on weekends. Nearly 100,000 meals were served in the year ending June 30, 2018.

Delta Dental Clinic

This full-service dental clinic opened February 2017 at our Lansing homeless service center. Situated next door to the Sparrow medical clinic, the dental clinic is open weekdays and offers preventive care, cleanings, extractions, X-rays and reconstruction. These services address the conditions causing dental pain in 41 percent of homeless people.

Coordinated Entry Agency

Coordinates housing assessments and resources of those experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness in fourteen days or less. Hotel

Emergency Lodging Program (HELP)

A safety net program put into action when no shelter space is available in the community. Provides lodging in hotels, food, and case management for families and individuals with disabilities.

Ingham County Health Department/Sparrow Medical Clinic

This medical home for the homeless provides compassionate, preventive care to reduce the reliance on 911 and the Emergency Room. Staffed by Sparrow Health System at our homeless service center.

New Hope Day Center

Weekday one-stop service center offers refuge and is where the work of recovery gets done. Volunteers of America Michigan staff is joined by eight other agencies to provide case management, employment and housing resources

Overnight Emergency Shelters

Open 365 days a year, the shelters offer a warm and safe place to sleep. The men’s shelter offers 22 beds and the women’s shelter has 24 beds for women and children. Both shelters are filled to capacity nearly every night.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Apartment program for 51 chronically homeless clients chosen as top-priority cases. Independent living with staff supports and case management.
Homeless Services (517) 484-4414


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