The Hope 101 transitional housing program was created to reduce homelessness in Newaygo County and began as an outreach of Family of God Community Church in Newaygo, Michigan. Hope 101 became a 501(c)(3) private non-profit program in April, 2017.
Currently the ministry has three apartments in Anchor Home at 101 Quarterline Road in Newaygo. A fourth housing unit, Mercer Home, at 42 Washington Avenue in Newaygo is under renovation and eventually will house a family with children. (underlines link to Anchor Home page and Mercer Home page)
The husband of a young mother with three preschool aged children was sent to jail. The young woman approached Hope 101 Ministry for assistance as she and the children were being evicted from their home.
A woman who had completed rehab needed a safe place to live where she would find new friends and support away from her former environment and abuse.
A young mother, recently divorced, sought help from her pastor because she could no longer afford to live in her home. Her pastor called Hope 101 Ministry after hearing about the program offering transitional housing to those in need.