The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) is expanding its reach to feed the homeless and hungry in Macomb County. The faith-based, Detroit non-profit inked a deal today to take over the building and operations of the Lighthouse Outreach Center, located at 28571 Gratiot Avenue in Roseville. Effective immediately, DRMM will continue to operate the center as Macomb County’s largest food pantry and emergency food distribution site for people in need.
“The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries has been serving Wayne County since the organization’s start in 1909. We are extremely excited that we are now able to enlarge our footprint to assist with the emergency needs of hundreds of people in Macomb County,” said Dr. Chad Audi, DRMM president & CEO. “We will provide the area’s homeless and low-income with the same services that the Lighthouse Outreach Center offered, but on an even larger scale. Plus, in the future, we will offer specialized services for homeless military veterans in Macomb County.”
The Lighthouse Outreach Center was established in 1984 and became one of the largest and most well-known non-profit charity organizations in Macomb County. In addition to food, the center offers a variety of social and human services programs for low-income families and individuals.
The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries is one of the country’s largest providers in the fight against homelessness and substance abuse. Each year, DRMM serves one million meals to the homeless and hungry at eight facilities in Detroit and Highland Park. The organization also operates the 240-acre Wildwood Ranch in Howell, Michigan as a recreation and camp site for inner city youth.
About Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Founded in 1909, the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) provides services ranging from emergency shelter to job training. Every day, more than 1,600 men, women and children receive services from DRMM. Every year, one million meals are served to the homeless and hungry at DRMM’s facilities in Detroit and Highland Park. The non-profit organization is focused on rebuilding lives one at a time with the help of partners, donors, volunteers and community groups. For more information, visit www.drmm.org.