Family Promise of West Michigan
10,800 SQ. FT.
Complex Adaptive Re-Use Project for Non-Profit
Wolverine’s Multi-Family team helped not-for-profit organization Family Promise of West Michigan create temporary occupancies for houseless families.
This renovation consisted of the conversion of half of Wyoming Park United Methodist Church into 12 one-room living units, as well as a communal kitchen, dining room, and bathrooms. Family Promise expects these residences to be occupied by families for an average of 50 days while they secure a more permanent home.
A challenge of this project was making sure that the residential portion met building code, while respecting the needs of the church. Our team had to continually maintain access to the church entrance for staff and members of the congregation, while assuring safety in and around the renovation site.
Our team enjoyed this project, knowing that the work would help Family Promise achieve their mission. The renovation was completed in early December, to ensure that families could move in before the cold Michigan winter set in.