The Well of Saginaw

Providing a home-like environment for adult men experiencing homelessness who are ready to build a new life as contributing members of the community.

Community Partners
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Shelter Beds
Meals Prepared daily
Community Volunteers
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The Need


The Well is patterned after two successful women’s shelters in Saginaw: Emmaus House and Mustard Seed Shelter. We will provide guests with semiprivate rooms – rather than a more traditional shelter dormitory setting – and function as a home where guests form a family.

Each of our guests will develop a customized plan for success that meets them where they are. We believe that by helping them one on one and developing a plan that is right for their circumstances, we can help these men find purpose, meaning and a place in the community.

According to Saginaw’s 2023 Point in Time count, there are approximately 350 individuals experiencing homelessness in Saginaw at any given time. Nationally and locally, men make up the largest portion of individuals experiencing homelessness – 70 percent – and also are the largest percentage of those who remain unsheltered.

In Saginaw, we are blessed to have multiple shelter options, clear evidence that we have a caring and generous community. The Well offers another option for men experiencing homelessness – another piece of the puzzle in helping to end homelessness once and for all.

The Well of Saginaw

Our Support Services

The Well will provide our guests with warm beds, hot showers, nutritious meals, laundry facilities, hygiene supplies, transportation to appointments, case management and other services.

A Place to Stay

The Well has capacity to shelter up to 10 single men (age 18+) at a time.

The Basics+

The Well will provide warm beds, hot showers, nutritious meals, laundry facilities and more.

Employment Resources

We'll connect guests to resources, including classes to develop skills for workforce readiness, financial literacy, help finding employment, and completing a GED.

Support & Therapy

We will provide physical, emotional and spiritual support and help guests develop a personal recovery plan tailored to their needs.

Startup Partners

We are deeply grateful to the following organizations, as well as a host of volunteers, who are helping our vision become reality:

Waheed & Raana Akbar
Wakf Foundation

Class of 2022

Thomas & Raylean Lawler

Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation

William McNally Family Foundation

Frank N. Andersen Foundation

F & A Franchise Investment

Khurram Rumi Shahzad

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