• There are 86,189 homeless persons in Michigan.

50 percent of those homeless in Michigan are adults, and children in families.

More than half of the homeless persons in families are children.

69 percent of homeless Michigan families are single mothers with children.

The average age of a homeless adult is 32.7 years old.

The average age of a homeless child is 7.6 years old.

The average income of a homeless Michigan family is $730 per month.

38 percent are living with an income of less than $500 per month.

About the Campaign

Working Hard to Help the Homeless
Did you know the Metro Detroit area has a homeless population of 34,642? 
Michigan is ranked 5th in the United States, and 1st in the Midwest for number of homeless residents. Homelessness is a problem in every area, but especially in Metro Detroit. 

Zeal Credit Union believes in building strong communities around Southeast Michigan. Part of building strong communities is helping those most in need. We pride ourselves on Character, Empathy and Passion for our credit union members, but also for the communities we serve. That’s why Zeal Credit Union decided to do our part in helping the homeless. We will be continuing our efforts throughout the coming months to strengthen Metro Detroit communities. 

Where You Can Help

 If you would like to volunteer to help the homeless, here are some shelters where you can volunteer.
Cass Community Social Services
11745 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
22395 Eureka Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
COTS Detroit
26 Petrboro
Detroit, MI 48201
DRMM Detroit Rescue Mission
150 Stimson Street
Detroit, MI 48201
Samaritas Home & Community Campus 
30600 Michigan Ave
Westland, MI 48174
Mariners Inn
445 Ledyard St.
Detroit, MI 48201

How You Can Donate

If you can’t donate your time, you can help by donating your money. Anything you can provide will help. Here are some local charities you can donate your money to in order to help out the homeless.
Covenant House – Michigan
2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48208 
(313) 463-2000
Wayne County Family Center
30600 Michigan Ave
Westland, MI 48174
COTS Detroit
26 Petrboro
Detroit, MI 48201

Follow Our Efforts

We will be updating our social media channels with information on how you can join our continuing efforts to help the homeless population of Metro Detroit. You can follow our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find out where Zeal Credit Union will be volunteering our time next.

Contact Us

Want more information on #ZealtheLove or just want to tell us how much you love credit unions? Send us a note.
Zeal Credit Union
17250 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

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