About Us

My Brother’s Keeper is a shelter for homeless men in the city of Flint, Michigan.


My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) was founded in 2005  by Patrick McNeal as a shelter for homeless men in the city. The shelter began as a warming center for people who needed a place to retreat from the cold weather. In its first winter, MBK served 480 people the first winter it opened as a warming center and food pantry.

In 2007, MBK changed to a 25 bed men facility for emergency shelter for up to 60 days. Today, MBK has grown into a 30 bed emergency shelter and a 19 bed Veteran contract for Ann Arbor and Saginaw Health System.


MBK’s vision is ending the homeless bench marks in a manner that is polite, ethical and effective.

Best Practices

MBK has built a reputation on integrity and customer service. Their knowledge and experience includes the following:

  • A new executive team that has over 50 years of combined experience in non-profit organization management.
  • An operational staff with many years of experience in providing service in the non-profit and homeless community.

The focal point of their daily operations is to understand their clients’ needs and regulatory compliance to local, state and federal laws.