3588 Veterans Drive, Suite 1, Traverse City, MI 49684, US

(231) 929-1309

Ending homelessness by promoting mental Wellness



Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing

COVID-19 Update from 

Executive Director, Becca Binder


Our History

Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing – NMSH (originally the Foundation for Mental Health) was founded in 1987 for the purpose of bringing resources and capacity to assist with the mental health needs in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties.   Initial activities focused on psychiatric recruitment, evening counseling services and housing advocacy.  In the mid-1990's* the focus transitioned to the critical need for supportive housing for persons with mental health needs.   Since then, NMSH has grown exponentially and now serves clients in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.  NMSH pairs affordable housing with case management services designed to help clients reach their highest level of independence.  NMSH contracts with nearly 40 landlords in the area to secure the "housing" in "supportive housing".

*The Traverse City State Hospital was closed in 1989


Our Mission

To provide permanent supportive housing to those experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental illness. 

The supportive aspect of our housing refers to the supportive services provided by NMSH, such as case management, budgeting, life skills and general home/health care. Our Case Managers walk side-by-side with our clients to help them improve their quality of life and gain the skills necessary to achieve their greatest level of independence.  The supportive services provided to NMSH clients assist the individual in overcoming daily barriers to maintaining their housing. NMSH believes these services are a vital  need for individuals and families to remain permanently and stably housed.

The need:

20-25% of people experiencing homelessness suffer from severe mental illness, compared to 6% of the general population. -NIMH

Help us house the homeless

Your support and contributions enable us to provide housing and support services for those experiencing homelessness and mental illness.

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support NMSH

Your support and contributions will enable us to provide our clients with the housing and case management support they so desperately need.  Donate below or call our office at 231.929.1309.


Double Your Donation Through Matching Gifts

Many employers provide matching gifts that can double or even triple the value of a gift to NMSH. Many companies will also match gifts made by employee spouses and retirees.

Contact your human resources department to learn if your company offers this program.

You can send your company's matching gift form directly to:
Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing
3588 Veterans Drive, Suite 1

Traverse City, MI 49684

Email: kimberly@nmshousing.org

Phone: 231-929-1309
Fax: 231-929-2351

Rotary Endowment Matching Gift

The Rotary Endowment at the Community Foundation provides $1 for $1 match for gifts to nonprofits from each Rotarian member in our 5-county region. The Community Foundation will match up to $250 of your personal gift(s) to eligible* nonprofit organizations each year.   For more information:   http://www.traversecityrotary.org/club/matching-gifts/ 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing

3588 Veterans Drive, Suite 1

Traverse City, Michigan 49684

phone: 231.929.1309

fax: 231.929.2351

Are you currently experiencing homelessness?

Please call: 1-844-900-0500

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