Who We Are

Providing temporary emergency housing for over 40 years.

 
 

The Jackson Interfaith Shelter is a Michigan non-profit organization whose mission is working with people experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, prepared meals and assisting with other physical, emotional and spiritual needs when possible.

For over forty years our goal has been to provide temporary emergency housing to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We provide three prepared meals daily to residents, and community members who present a need. We also have 46 women and children’s beds, and 32 men’s beds. 

People experiencing homelessness may reside at the shelter for 90 days. Wake up time is 7am and the curfew is 10 pm. We encourage employment, and late passes will be provided for individuals who are employed.

Our clients are expected to be able to live independently, while understanding, and respecting the ever changing community living atmosphere the shelter emulates. There is no fee to reside at the shelter. 

Clients are welcomed, and referred to several agencies depending on their need. In efforts to quickly locate positive housing, clients receive advocacy in identifying goals, and reducing barriers. Through education, clients are encouraged to be proactive in helping to eliminate future homeless episodes.

The Jackson Interfaith Shelter is governed by a Board of Directors as well as a Chief Executive Officer (Steve Castle), Chief Operations Officer (Katie Anderson), & Director of Daily Operations (Laura Stephens), who oversee all staff members, provide client advocacy and manage rental units near shelter property.

 
 
"My children and I came to the Jackson Interfaith Shelter three years ago with just the clothes on our backs and God in our hearts... I was scared and I didn’t think we could make it, but we pulled through. Now we have a house and I’m working. I owe it all to the Jackson Interfaith Shelter. Thank You."   -A. Kelley, Former Jackson Interfaith Shelter Attendant & Client

"My children and I came to the Jackson Interfaith Shelter three years ago with just the clothes on our backs and God in our hearts... I was scared and I didn’t think we could make it, but we pulled through. Now we have a house and I’m working. I owe it all to the Jackson Interfaith Shelter. Thank You."

-A. Kelley, Former Jackson Interfaith Shelter Attendant & Client