Advent House Ministries, Inc. (AHM) provides food, shelter, housing, education, and employment assistance to those struggling with poverty and homelessness in our community.
The core program at AHM is the Weekend Day Shelter, which includes the Children and Family Program. The mission of this program is to improve the daily lives of children and families through community engagement, recreation, and learning opportunities that build on the strengths of character and purpose gained in their experiences of working through poverty.
Eastminster has long served meals on the first Saturday of each month. This year with the pandemic limiting who can serve food and gather, we have instead sent monthly donations to Advent House, donations made through the generous giving of Eastminster members.
Located in the heart of Lansing, Michigan, Advent House Ministries, Inc. has been helping people out of poverty and homelessness for over 30 years.
The roots of Advent House are in Westminster Presbyterian Church, and that’s still the place they call home. However, the programs draw on the entire community for support. That community includes a number of religious groups, representing the diversity of our community; community service and caring, committed individuals. They all share a common belief and commitment to helping our brothers and sisters in need.
Over 30 years ago they began outreach efforts in the northwest section of Lansing, responding to the urban poverty around the church. They initially offered a Saturday lunch meal for the needy, after-school programs for children and youth and weekly meetings of a “Golden Group” for older community residents. In 1987, this outreach effort was incorporated as a separate nonprofit organization called Advent House Ministries.
As the needs of the homelessness and poverty have changed and become more apparent over time, they have responded and expanded to meet those needs. They have continually evolved since their inception to always bring aid in a timely and effective manner. It is their hope and aim to use their programs to provide respite from life’s struggles and create opportunities for children and adults to fulfill their potential.
To donate to Advent House, look for the “Donate” button on any of their website pages.