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Brotherhood Against Drugs (B.A.D.) joins with Advent House Ministries to Fight Hunger, Homelessness, and Housing

(LANSING, MI) Brotherhood Against Drugs (B.A.D.) and Advent House Ministries have begun a joint effort to combat rising housing costs and its impact on economically challenged families. A recent PEW analysis of rent prices and homelessness in American cities demonstrates the strong connection between the two: homelessness is high in urban areas where rents are high, and homelessness rises when rents rise. As a result of rent increases and insufficient income levels, comes the emergence of encampments, which has been the case in metro Lansing. The joint effort will officially kick off on Sunday, January 21st, at 11:00 a.m. at Advent House Ministries Weekend Day Shelter, located at 743 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing, MI 48915, where B.A.D. will serve lunch to the underserved community.

The organization will present its course of action soon and make a plea to the community to join their efforts. Larry Johnson, Sr., founder of B.A.D., states “Homelessness and housing instability have grown, but resources have not kept up.” He further emphasized that “we need to energize, come together to combat the crisis to keep individuals and families safe and housed. People can’t afford to eat if their housing costs are uncontrollable.” Susan Cancro, Executive Director of Advent House Ministries, appreciates Johnson’s leadership and B.A.D.’s commitment to keeping communities safe and making sure individuals and families have a home to go to and food to eat. She looks forward to the collaboration to secure resources for families in need. Cancro says, “Having stable housing is the bedrock for having a safe community.” Both organizations believe their joint efforts will provide relief and hope to needy Lansing area families.

The mission of Brotherhood Against Drugs is to help all people who are struggling with the effects of addiction and bullying, through sharing a program of recovery inspired by the power of God's love, to guide them in turning their life around.

Advent House Ministries' vision is to build a community of empowered equity, is committed to constructive and collaborative leadership, strong community partnerships, and a passion for breaking down barriers while providing a foundation of service that restores dignity to all community members we serve.

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