Helping Those Transition from Homelessness to a Home

Our Story

Since 1991, Partners in Housing Transition has provided basic home furnishings for formerly homeless families, helping them to turn a barren space into a home filled with hope. Thanks to your donation of furniture in the past, you have helped us meet this challenge.

Families are referred to us by our Partner agencies who help them to build new lives for their children.

  • Caring Network
  • Community Healing Centers
  • Goodwill Lifeguides
  • Healthy Baby Healthy Start
  • Housing Resources Inc.
  • Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program
  • Open Doors
  • Parent to Parent
  • Parishioners of St. Luke’s
  • Samaritas
  • YWCA’S Domestic Assault Program

IN 2015, we provided furniture to 108 families with 265 children at an estimated value of over $100,000.

We are always in need of additional furnishings.  In particular, we have limited supplies of dressers, dining tables & chairs, pots & pans, beds, sheets and towels.  We use cash donations to buy additional beds to get children off the floor.

Partners in Housing Transition has been helping formerly homeless families achieve self-sufficiency by providing basic home furnishings since 1991. Families are referred to Partners by our partner agencies. These
agencies also provide case workers who mentor families as they build their new lives. St. Luke’s parishioners andthe greater Kalamazoo community donate and locate furniture and household goods to help families turn a barren space into a home. Partners needs essentials for basic housekeeping such as:

  • Beds
  • Dressers
  • Sofas and love seats
  • Living room chairs
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • End tables
  • Lamps
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Silverware
  • Blankets and linens
  • Pots and frying pans
  • Small appliances
  • Kitchen utensils

Contact Information

Executive Director
Lucinda M. Stinson MPA
269-385-2466 fax 269-343-5559


Our Clients work through
our Partner Organizations
See list at  left.

Stories and Statistics

When Elmo’s Playhouse Came to Life … read here

Partners Statistics [2015] … view here … Newsletter view  July 2016