At Ministry with Community, It’s More Than a Hot Meal
MwC is a haven in Kalamazoo for people who are hungry, lonely or homeless. Staff and volunteers welcome “members” when they drop-in to do their laundry, take a shower, get a haircut, volunteer, pick up their mail, enjoy a cup of coffee, find support for their recovery, seek help in sending for birth records, see a social worker or simply rest.
The relationships begin to form a positive community for many. Through this community, people who “drop-in” also help to serve meals, clean, unload groceries, make candles and organize social events. These valuable contributions often build self-esteem, positive relationships and hope for the future.