Who We Are

Bridging Gaps. Breaking Barriers. Bringing Solutions.

Allegan Homeless Solutions started when a group of service providers saw a need to help those who were slipping through the cracks and not able to escape being homeless. AHS understands and recognizes that there are barriers keeping individuals and families from having a home. Today, we are focusing our vision on the gaps in services provided to the homeless and those facing homelessness in Allegan County.

100% driven by volunteers and service providers.

Our founding board is comprised of volunteers and professionals working within the sector. Combining their experience and passion for the Allegan Community, they drive the mission of Allegan Homeless Solutions.

Theresa Bray
Allegan County Community Foundation

Lauren Olmstead
Community Volunteer

Gail Hill
Bridges of Hope

Tara Wilkes
Allegan County Community Mental Health

Marcia Marques
Renewed Hope

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Allegan Homeless Solutions (AHS) help me with rent assistance?

This question comes with some follow up questions on our end. Have you applied for assistance with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)?  Have you requested assistance from other agencies that you are working with (Christian Neighbors, Love INC., Allegan County Community Mental Health (ACCMH) Housing Department)?   If so, we may be able to take a referral from the other agencies you are working with.

I have recently become homeless. Can Allegan Homeless Solutions help me?

If you are homeless, you must first contact Allegan County Community Mental Health Homeless Assistance Program.  Their phone number is (269)686-4703.  Please click here for more information and further resources.

What services are there for the homeless in Allegan County?

Please click here to visit our Resources page for links and information to the many resources available in Allegan County.

How do I contact you?

Allegan Homeless Solutions works along with other agencies to assist the homeless; therefore it does not have a direct line.  If you are facing a housing crisis, please contact Allegan County Community Mental Health Homeless Assistance Programs at: (269)686-4703.

Do you work with other agencies besides the Homeless Assistance Programs at ACCMHS?

Yes.  We will work with several agencies in Allegan County including Sylvia’s Place, Bridges of Hope and Renewed Hope.

How can I help with the work AHS is doing?

If you are interested in getting involved with AHS, please check out our Projects page to see how you can help in our efforts.   You can also click here to donate.  If you would like to support a specific project, please add a “note” when completing the form.  Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date on our latest projects and needs.

How does my donation help?
Your donation can help with so much.  In addition to helping the homeless maintain their residence or secure housing, we have Projects including “Period Warriors,” where we are helping the homeless youth of Allegan County.
I am an agency service provider. Do I need to contact the HARA to speak to someone?

Yes.  If you are looking for assistance in housing an individual or family that you are working with, you will want to call (269)686-4703 to learn about needed documentation and next steps.

I work with clients who are homeless or could become homeless. How can I learn more about available services?

If you want to learn more about housing services and the work being done, you may want to join the Allegan County Continuum of Care (CoC).  This group meets on the second Thursday of each month.  For further information, please contact us.

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