The Ark - Portage, MI

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1819 Gull Road
Portage, MI 49008
: 800-873-8336
: http://arkforyouth.org/
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Description: 24/7 voluntary short-term (21-day maximum) crisis intervention shelter for youth ages 10-17 who are homeless, have run away from home or are experiencing a crisis in their lives. Serves residents of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. No fee for services.

If you or someone you know is homeless, has run away from home or needs immediate help, call our 24 hour crisis hotline at 1-800-873-8336.

The Ark is physically located in Kalamazoo, but serves youth and their families in nine counties across southwest Michigan.  The Ark Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is always available via the crisis line (above).  The Ark works with runaway youth, homeless youth, and youth in crisis, as well as their families.  Youth may stay for up to 21 days and receive individual case management  as well as two daily group sessions. Family members are encouraged to participate in sessions and counseling is available through our Bridges program, if desired.  Services are also provided in the community and any family can request a remote assessment, with staff coming to you to discuss the program and see if we can help!

Do you have items to donate? Contact The Ark at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.


Important:
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact The Ark at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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