Restoring Lives by Providing Safe Homes and Grace Filled Relationships


Lakeshore Lifeworks strives to provide a transitional home where all vulnerable youth have the full support of the Church and Community to lead a full life and to reach their God given potential. 

How we got started

In 2013, Rick and Lisa Mannes purchased a multi family, 11 acre campus in Holland with the intent to provide a well supervised, semi-independent housing option for youth.  Youth ages 18-21 who have either aged out of foster care or have ended up homeless without any other support systems. The goal is to develop employable, respectful, productive, contributing members of society while moving them to independence. 

Lakeshore Lifeworks was designed with a support structure that wraps around it’s residents which includes onsite house parents, supportive relationships from local churches, and strong ties with area agencies that are already working with vulnerable youth.  We also have developed an important and strong relationship with the local Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative program.