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"Homelessness is definitely getting worse (in Lansing.) And there's a lot of people out here. They say there are about 4,500 people homeless"

-Mike Karl, founder Cardboard Prophets

Did You Know?

  • More than 63,000 people are homeless in Michigan
  • Across the state, one of the fastest-growing populations to call the streets home are children, around 15,000 kids alone
  • More than 6,000 people, ages 55 and up, are considered homeless in Michigan, and more than 75 percent have some type of disability
  • It's illegal to sleep in the parks in Lansing

How To Help
If you'd like to donate time, money, clothing, or have general questions, you can visit Cardboard Prophets online http://cardboardprophets.org or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CardboardProphets/

Updated: 01/23/2020 - HUD statistics show that about 65,000 residents in the state are homeless.

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Updated: 12/18/2019 - It is a small group, with a very large goal, of helping keep homeless people safe on the streets of the Capital City.

Updated: 12/17/2019 - It's a problem that does not discriminate. For some people, it can be brief. For others, it can last months or longer.

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