Located in the heart of Lansing, Michigan, Advent House Ministries, Inc. has been helping people out of poverty and homelessness for over 30 years.

The roots of Advent House are in Westminster Presbyterian Church, and that’s still the place we call home. However, the programs draw on the entire community for support. That community includes a number of religious groups, representing the diversity of our community; community service and caring, committed individuals. We all share a common belief and commitment to helping our brothers and sisters in need.

Over 30 years ago we began our outreach efforts in the northwest section of Lansing, responding to the urban poverty around the church. We initially offered a Saturday lunch meal for the needy, after-school programs for children and youth and weekly meetings of a "Golden Group" for older community residents. In 1987, this outreach effort was incorporated as a separate nonprofit organization called Advent House Ministries.

As the needs of the homelessness and poverty have changed and become more apparent over time, we have responded and expanded to meet those needs. We have continually evolved since our inception to always bring aid in a timely and effective manner. It is our hope and aim to use our programs to provide respite from life’s struggles and create opportunities for children and adults to fulfill their potential.