Being a Good Servant is Giving a hand up
In July 2009, a plan was developed to completely remodel a corrections facility located on the Grand River, to become Exodus Place. The facility had been vacant and neglected for more than two years. The building was badly damaged by water, sewage, mold and mildew. Most of the work to make the building habitable was done by volunteers, including recovering addicts and homeless men. In the first three weeks of acquiring the building, four of the original men slept on the concrete floor at night and worked up to sixteen hours a day to help make this dream a reality.
Since that time, the building has been completely remodeled and repaired. Currently there are almost 100 men in our facility, many of which have been able to renew or start a strong relationship with their families, stay sober, become employed, and take college courses.
Exodus Place provides more than housing and three hot meals a day for the men living here. As a licensed drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility we offer AA meetings, daily Bible studies, Wild at Heart men’s group, computer skills, resume building and more. We are also partnered with New Community Church, which offers recovery meetings through their Community Recovery program every Friday night. We continue to strive to add positive, healthy activities for the men, knowing that their lives need organization and structure.
Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community. Please inquire today about how you can become a cherished partner of Exodus Place. To stay up to date about Exodus Place and the difference we are making here in Grand Rapids, MI please follow us on Facebook.
Birthed by the desire of men that were tired of getting hand outs. They didn't want to be a rescue mission that takes care of the emergency situations. The men wanted to go to the next level and out of poverty.
Exodus Place is a facility focused on rehabilitation and developing men dealing with difficult circumstances. Our objective is to help restore the lives of men that have faced almost hopeless situations.