"To work in partnership and solidarity between the homeless and the housed to build community and mitigate the alienation, disenfranchisement, loneliness, loss of agency and other forms of suffering caused by homelessness.”
Our Primary Services
Where we provide food, shelter, and a communal space for the community to come together to combat homelessness
Winter Daytime Warming Center
Dec 3rd - 14th Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Journey of Faith 1900 Manchester Ann Arbor MAP
Dec 17th-31st Mon-Fri 9 am-4pm (closed Christmas) Trinity Lutheran Church 1400 Stadium Blvd Ann Arbor MAP
January 1st-31st Mon-Fri 9 am-4pm St Mary Student Parish 331 Thompson St, Ann Arbor MAP
February 1st-28th Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-3 pm (please note closing time) First Congregational Church 608 E William St, Ann Arbor MAP
February 1st-28th Tues and Thurs 9am-4pm First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor 517 E Washington St, Ann Arbor MAP
March 1st-15th Mon-Fri TBD Lord of Light Lutheran Church 801 S Forest Ave, Ann Arbor MAP
March 18th-29th 9 am - 4 pm Journey of Faith Christian Church 1900 Manchester Ann Arbor MAP
What is M.I.S.S.I.O.N. ?
MISSION was founded by Caleb Poirier and a group of individuals that saw a need in the homeless community for a tent city. Caleb had traveled to Seattle where he joined an independently managed homeless community. He returned to Ann Arbor was greatly inspired by the principle of democratic self-government that in 2008, he and the others set up the first of 7 tent city locations around Ann Arbor, eventually establishing Camp Take Notice. These tent communities were special because homeless people were given a stake and empowered to take charge of their community. Out of this grew the non-profit M.I.S.S.I.O.N— Michigan Itinerant Shelter System Interdependent Out of Necessity.
Officially incorporated in July of 2009, this non-profit organization is, fundamentally, a collaboration between the homeless, the previously homeless and those who have never experienced homelessness. M.I.S.S.I.O.N provides a comprehensive, ever-expanding suite of services that addresses the different needs of different homeless communities. Their initiatives are homeless-directed; nonetheless M.I.S.S.I.O.N actively partners with community organizations and agents to create sustainable solutions. By working with faith-based organizations, law enforcers and city administrators, M.I.S.S.I.O.N hopes to create solutions that mutually benefit the homeless and society. M.I.S.S.I.O.N’s unifying philosophy is that homelessness doesn’t end with a house, it ends with community.