Mel Trotter Ministries

Grand Rapids, MI   |  https://www.meltrotter.org

Mission

Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Ruling year info

1960

President/CEO

Dennis Van Kampen

Main address

225 Commerce Ave. SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA

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Formerly known as

Grand Rapids City Mission

EIN

38-1410467

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Shelter Services

-Emergency Overnight Shelter (men, women, youth 18-24, LGBTQ, families)
-Meals
-Public Inebriate Shelter (shelter for the severely intoxicated) staffed with nurses
-Non-medical detox for those with addiction
-Day center for shelter from the elements
-Spiritual Support: Counseling, connections to churches, bible study, chapel services
-Housing placement for individuals
-Job readiness support and employment assistance
-Addiction recovery program
-Program for individuals eligible for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance
-Art studio
-GED
-Transitional housing options
-Workforce development

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

-Public Inebriate Shelter
-Community Partners Medical Clinic
-Dental Clinic
-Vision Clinic
-Chiropractic Clinic

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

-Free legal guidance from volunteer attornies
-Community Outreach Court, a partnership with 61st District Court

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

-Outreach to unsheltered individuals
-Mobile Shower Unit for unsheltered individuals
-Diversion for people at imminent risk of homelessness in northern Kent County and beyond.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The vision of Mel Trotter Ministries is to end homelessness in West Michigan one life at a time through the power of Christ.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mel Trotter Ministries

Board of directors
as of 7/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Robert Worthington

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Term: 2021 -

Janis Petrini

Express Employment Professionals

Tonja Moyer

Spectrum Health

Tom McGovern

Rockford Construction

Ron Van Houten

Kurt Hein

Christian Brothers Automotive

Brenda Moore

Jim Bultema

Greg Heath

Jim Kregel

Kelly Jasperse

Jonathan Moody

Jim Mitchell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 07/01/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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