Items Tagged with 'Mel Trotter Ministries'


Mel Trotter, Dégagé combine forces

Two nonprofits partner on services after WMU bought Mel Trotter building and parking lot for $1.1 million.

December 22, 2017
Mel Trotter Ministries is ending its food pantry and day center services as they exist, instead partnering with other local food pantries and with the Dégagé Ministries day center. Read More

Nonprofit hires chief engagement officer

December 19, 2017
A local nonprofit has named a new development executive. Read More

Mel Trotter program helps taxpayers save

Public inebriate shelter has housed 2,808 individuals this year, eliminating ER and jail fees.

September 8, 2017
About 15 years ago, Mel Trotter Ministries began its public inebriate shelter program. Read More

Inside Track: Paying it forward

A recovered drug addict and former Mel Trotter resident, Smashburger GM helps men get life back on track.

May 19, 2017
Tony Johnson often spends his lunch hour at Mel Trotter Ministries interviewing possible job applicants to come work for him at Smashburger, where he is the general manager. Read More

Change Ups: MTM opens limitless time Youth House

April 14, 2017
Mel Trotter Ministries has opened a non-time limited supportive housing unit for homeless men, ages 18-24. Read More

Nonprofit opening house for homeless youth

March 24, 2017
A downtown nonprofit is opening a house for homeless youth to help them transition into stable housing. Read More

Hunger relief agencies looking for support

Mel Trotter extends Fall Food Drive in an attempt to meet 50,000-pound collection goal.

November 25, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Nearly three-fourths of the way into its annual Fall Food Drive, Mel Trotter Ministries announced it was 40,000 pounds short of its 50,000-pound collection goal. Read More

Inside Track: Changing people’s lives

Mel Trotter CEO Dennis Van Kampen opts for career in human services after destined for law enforcement career.

November 18, 2016
Dennis Van Kampen remembers journeying with a friend to Juarez, Mexico, in 1988 for what would prove to be far from the typical touristy experience. Read More

Downtown shelter fills up quickly

April 11, 2016
A local faith-based nonprofit is already seeing its newest downtown addition pay dividends. Read More

Change Ups: Mel Trotter hires VP, director

October 23, 2015
Mel Trotter Ministries has hired Bert Elliott as vice president of development and Abigayle Sladick as director of community relations. Read More