In 1989, when Traverse City’s State Mental Hospital closed its doors, Father Fred worried about patients who had no place to go. Many didn’t have close family or friends to take them in and ended up homeless. Father Fred knew something had to be done to ensure basic essential needs, such as food and clothing, would be available to them. This inspired the early developments of the Father Fred Foundation.

Thirty-five years later, processes may look different, but the Foundation continues to offer food, clothing, and emergency financial assistance to people across our region, some who are experiencing homelessness.


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Our Mission: Based on the founding belief that each of us is created in God’s image,
we offer help, hope, and compassion to anyone with essential needs.

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826 Hastings Street
Traverse CIty, MI 49686

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