We believe that every Child needs a clean, safe place to sleep. We have a hidden homeless problem here in Barry County Michigan. Over 230 families within our county seek housing assistance each year with only a small handful receiving any benefits. On top of that, we have no family shelter service in the entire county, and the only resolve is to send families away to neighboring counties. We are starting a Family Promise shelter affiliate here in Barry County. We have many churches already committed to the program, are close to closing on our day center and even have a car dealer that is committed to supplying our 15 passenger van and truck so that we can move our guest around. This program is 28 years old and very successful, with greater than 75% success rate at getting homeless families rehoused and back on their feet. All we need now are our starter funds so that we can house families before Winter 2016 hits. We have raised some funds to cover the extra startup expenses but we now need to get our operational expenses together quickly. This is very cost effective and will allow us to help upwards of 25 families per year! Please help.