Begun in 1988 with the idea of a homeless day camp, in the past 30 years Macomb County’s Rotating Emergency Shelter (MCREST) has evolved to now provide meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb County’s homeless population.
St. Blase is proud to be part of now approximately 70 committed churches, from many denominations across Macomb County to host a week throughout the year. During our host week, we provide three meals each day and serve them to our MCREST guests at their new permanent residence in Mt. Clemens which opened in January 2022. Why do we do this? We are called to love as Jesus loved – to show compassion to those in need, to uphold the dignity, honor the diversity and respect the life of every individual in our community. We are blessed to be able to help to provide homeless and displaced individuals the opportunity for successful transition to independence!

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the parish office at 586.268.2244