COC /SJC Housing Task Force

Habitat for Humanity
269-467-4663

Sturgis Neighborhood Program
269-651-4780

USDA Rural Development
269-657-7055 ext 4

Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan
866-637-0733

SJC Veterans Services
269-467-5512

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
800-750-9300

Homeless Veteran Hotline
Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.

Michigan Legal Help Website

Counsel and Advocacy Law Line
(CALL) at 1-888-783-8190
Operates Monday through Thursday between 9:00am – 5:00pm (and until 6:00 on Wednesday only), or Friday between 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Keystone Place
269-467-7078

American Red Cross
269-353-6180 / 800-382-6382
Disaster victims only

Salvation Army
269-651-4275
Disaster victims only

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services (DASAS)
24 hour Crisis Line
800-828-2023

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
269-345-2974

Keystone Place from time to time will turn out clients from shelter due to disruptive or violent behavior. Illegal behavior is reported **and handled by law enforcement . Disruptive behavior that does not bring harm to others is given a warning without client being turned out of shelter. Behavior placing others at risk will result in client being turned out of shelter Shelter staff will assist client to find other shelter either with client’s family or another shelter by the end of the day. Since Keystone is the only homeless shelter in county, arrangements are made with another shelter out of county. This may be an inconvenience to the client who may be working in county and have transportation issues, but protecting children in the shelter is Keystone’s priority.

Keystone staff, legally, is not permitted to talk to anyone about a client’s housing situation or actions that led them to be turned out without a release of information. If a group is working with the client to help find them shelter and is looking for details why client was released, a signed release of information must give permission for staff to discuss the clients situation and why the client was turned out. Release forms can be faxed to the shelter at 269 467-7742. Due to HIPAA regulations, Keystone staff cannot discuss client’s mental or physical health with anyone.

When families with children are turned out of Keystone Place, and staff is concerned for child’s well-being, the family will be reported to Child Protective Services.

Keystone Place
269-467-7078

Community Action
877-422-2726
Eviction diversion, mortgage, property taxes

Step Forward MI
Stepforwardmichigan.org
Federally funded loan program helps homeowners struggling with mortgage, condo association fees and/or property taxes retain ownership of their primary residence.

Department of Health & Human Services
269-467-1200
State Emergency Relief
apply at michigan.gov/mibridges

Michigan Homeowner Assistance Program
https://mihaf.michigan.gov/

Keystone Place from time to time will turn out clients from shelter due to disruptive or violent behavior. Illegal behavior is reported **and handled by law enforcement . Disruptive behavior that does not bring harm to others is given a warning without client being turned out of shelter. Behavior placing others at risk will result in client being turned out of shelter Shelter staff will assist client to find other shelter either with client’s family or another shelter by the end of the day. Since Keystone is the only homeless shelter in county, arrangements are made with another shelter out of county. This may be an inconvenience to the client who may be working in county and have transportation issues, but protecting children in the shelter is Keystone’s priority.

Keystone staff, legally, is not permitted to talk to anyone about a client’s housing situation or actions that led them to be turned out without a release of information. If a group is working with the client to help find them shelter and is looking for details why client was released, a signed release of information must give permission for staff to discuss the clients situation and why the client was turned out. Release forms can be faxed to the shelter at 269 467-7742. Due to HIPAA regulations, Keystone staff cannot discuss client’s mental or physical health with anyone.

When families with children are turned out of Keystone Place, and staff is concerned for child’s well-being, the family will be reported to Child Protective Services.