City Rescue Mission of Lansing is looking to expand to help more people in the community

LANSING, Mich. — The City Rescue Mission in Lansing is looking to expand to help even more people within the community.

“Right now we’re just at capacity,” said executive director Mark Chriss.

In the first quarter of 2023, Chriss said City Rescue Mission of Lansing found that they had more than 250 men, women, and children staying at their shelters each night.

“About 100 men on Michigan Avenue, about 100 to 110 women and kids in South Cedar Street than 40 or 50 people in our drop-in center on North Larch Street,” Chriss said.

Chriss said with their numbers doubling over the past three to four years, they have decided that is time to expand with a new project.

“Our current project is to actually expand our men’s ministry to double our capacity to shelter up to 200 men at this new location,” Chris said. “We actually will move our men’s shelter off of Michigan Avenue to W. Kalamazoo Street, so we’re currently going through a zoning change as far as a special use permit 30 licensed property.”

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