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Haven House is Here to Help!

Haven House is a family homeless shelter serving one- and two-parent families with at least one child. If you are a mom or dad seeking temporary shelter and assistance finding a permanent home, call us now at (517) 337-2731. If you do not have access to a phone, this site allows free calls online.

If you are a single adult, a couple without children, or a minor without an adult gaurdian, see the resources below for options to fit your situation. Your first call should be to 211. The 211 system will help guide you to the resources that are right for you.

Links to Resources

Resource Hotline — Call 211


 

Shelter 

Maplewood Center(517) 485-7145Single Women, Women & Children (No Boys Over 12), Call at 9am
City Rescue Mission(517) 485-0145Single Men, Call at 9am
Volunteers of America(517) 484-4414Single Men, Single Women, Children
Loaves and Fishes(517) 482-2099Single Men, Single Women
VOA Hotel Program(517) 489-5286 
E.V.E.(517) 372-5572Single Women, Women & Children
MSU Safe Place(517) 355-1100Domestic Violence Shelter
Hannah’s House(517) 482-5856Pregnant Women
Gateway Youth Services(877) 833-3689Runaway and Homeless Youth, 12-21
Homeless Angels(844) 464-6635 

 

Housing 

Becka Management(517) 669-9706Section 8 Housing Agent
MSHDA(517) 373-8370Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Lansing Housing Commission(517) 487-6550 
Ingham County Housing Commission(517) 349-1643 

Haven House respects the confidentiality of all residents residing at the shelter. We rarely share client-specific information, and when we do it is under the following guidelines:

  • With written permission from the family
  • When required by a court order
  • If someone is potentially in danger, and the release of information can alleviate the threat
  • When we receive a call asking for a specific resident, we will acknowledge that the person is a resident and offer to take a message if they are not here.

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Family Stories

Shelly’s Story

In the winter of 2015, Shelly moved her family into a home after saving for over a year to have the rent, security deposit and other move in costs covered. After just four months living there, Shelly found out her landlord had been renting her home illegally, with numerous health and safety violations. Due to unsafe conditions, Shelly and her kids had to leave home immediately. She did not have enough savings to secure a new rental so quickly. Eventually sleeping on a relative’s floor in another county, Shelly was losing all hope for a normal life for her children. It was getting increasingly difficult to transport the children to

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