Public Hearing Scheduled for Expansion of Homeless Shelter in Alpena

Sunrise Misson of Alpena
Sunrise Mission in Alpena, MI

ALPENA, MI – A public hearing is scheduled in August on a proposed expansion of the Sunrise Mission in Alpena.

The Sunrise Mission located at 622 West Chisholm Street in Alpena would like to expand their facilities next to its main building.  The proposed expansion would be a 40’ by 60’ activity center.

A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 7 p.m.  During that scheduled hearing, the Alpena Planning Commission will give the public an opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns about the project.

The mission has one location which is located on Chisholm Street in Alpena. Most of their clients are from the counties of Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency and Alcona. However, there are no geographic restrictions of where those clients comes from.

Referrals to the shelter are made by the Department of Human Service, churches, community agencies, police, area businesses and private individuals.  A referral is not a requirement to request need for services.

The Mission provides clean beds, laundry facilities, a food pantry, showers and a complete kitchen. Separate men’s and women’s facilities are maintained at the Mission.  They also offer counseling and referral services to other community resources to help clients find employment and permanent housing.

Currently Sunrise Mission has a maximum capacity of thirty three people.

The Sunrise Mission was founded in 1989 by a group of local churches in conjunction with the Department of Human Service of the State of Michigan. The mission has been located at 622 W. Chisholm Street in Alpena, MI since 1995.

The Sunrise Mission gladly accepts donations of food, clothing and money for its operations.  If you would like to donate, please visit their website.


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