• The Goodwill Inn

    The Goodwill Inn

    The Goodwill Inn offers a human-to-human approach to getting people back on their feet. Our case management makes all the difference.

  • At the Goodwill Inn, families stay together not separating men and women.

    Mom, dad, and kiddos, all together.

Goodwill Inn

In operation since 1972, the Goodwill Inn, an 80+ bed facility located in Traverse City, Michigan, provides safe, supportive shelter with food and basic essentials for adults and families experiencing homelessness throughout our Northern Michigan service area.

Family room occupancy is at 100%. We continue to have a waiting list for family rooms. Providing the first line of defense for people who have lost their homes and are trying to build stable, productive lives, the Goodwill Inn welcomes anyone experiencing homelessness. Pete’s Place youth wing serves youth 14-17 years of age.

Experiencing Homelessness

Perhaps someone is already struggling to make financial ends meet and a crisis occurs like a medical emergency, putting them over the edge. Mental health, addiction, domestic abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can also be contributing factors.

A majority of individuals who find themselves experiencing homelessness, only experience it once and for a short period of time. However, no one is immune to a potential life crisis and often times when life’s obstacles are too much for one person or family to bear, they turn to their community for support. Homeless? Or know someone who needs help? Click here to learn more about what you can do. Or visit our Community Resources page for additional information.


Once a person/family is settled into the Goodwill Inn, with initial basic needs met, Goodwill’s team of case managers work one on one with individuals to create a goal setting plan for independence. Designed to assist guests in overcoming barriers that led to homelessness, custom case management features community resource navigation along with a range of life skills classes including parenting skills, conflict resolution, and money management. All in an effort to help folks rebuild their lives and work their way back toward a life of independence and stability, strengthening our community.

The average length of stay in shelter is 28-31 days. Some individuals and families stay longer to reach their goals for independence and housing stability, thus ending the cycle of homelessness.


The Goodwill Inn is located at 2943 Keystone Rd N in Traverse City, Michigan.
Click here for directions to the Goodwill Inn.

Phone: 231-922-4890
FAX: 231-922-2054

Mailing address:
The Goodwill Inn
2279 S. Airport Road West
Traverse City, MI 49684


Donations can be dropped off any time at the Goodwill Inn, 2943 Keystone Rd, Traverse City or at the Traverse City Goodwill Store, 2279 S. Airport Rd W, Traverse City.

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