GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dégagé Ministries is honoring West Michigan women who have transitioned out of homelessness.
Dégagé's Open Door, Open Hearts event offered these women an evening of pampering. It highlights the important work taking place in Dégagé's Open Door Women's Center, which every night gives 40 women a safe place to sleep.
Last year, 55 women were able to go from being homeless to having their own apartment, says Dégagé executive director Marge Palmerlee.
"These are women who have been chronically homeless, some of them," said Palmerlee. "Others are homeless and have nowhere to turn, so we are thrilled to be able to walk alongside them."
Since the center opened in 2003, it has served more than 3,000 women in crisis.