Effective October 2019, this home is no longer owned or operated by Cretsinger Care Homes. The new owner, Ali Hamad, has continued operations in a similar manner and the same staff are providing services. Please see the letter below that we shared with our residents and community members in regards to this change.
54 Fremont Street, Battle Creek MI 49017
Licensed Large Adult Foster Care Home
Barrier Free first floor
Fire alarm system
Current Clia Waiver
Free cable TV
Walking distance to downtown Battle Creek, Willard Library and Family Y Center
Rates are standard SSI state set rates, unless otherwise indicated by care needs
This home provides sevices for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness or cognitive impairement. The large historic home allows for the provision of care to 20 men and women with varying levels of need for activities of daily living and supervision. Some of our residents have jobs or attend day programs and travel independently in the community.
Dawn Pettie, Home Manager
Dawn joined our team as the Home Manager at Cretsinger Fremont in the fall of 2016. She came to us with extensive experience running adult foster care and managing people. Dawn has already made a strong positive impact in our community by providing support for others and is excited for the challenges of running Cretsinger Fremont. She is resourceful, dependable and energetic and brings a wealth of knowledge to our team. Dawn is responsible for every aspect of Fremont including resident well-being and staff management. We are so excited to have Dawn leading our Fremont team and look forward to all she'll share with us.
Cretsinger Care Homes, Ltd.
PO Box 279 ~ Battle Creek MI 49016 ~ (269) 964-8292
October 10, 2019
RE: Cretsinger Fremont is changing owners
Dear Residents, Families and Guardians,
As our Licensee Bob Cretsinger looks toward retirement, we made the difficult decision to sell Cretsinger Fremont. Some of the folks in this home have been part of the Cretsinger Family for over 25 years, so this was not a decision taken lightly.
We are thrilled to be able to introduce you to Ali Hamad, who will be the new owner and operator. Ali is a Battle Creek resident and the owner and pharmacist at Luxcare Pharmacy on Capital Avenue SW. Through our interactions with him, it is obvious that Ali has a passion for helping others. We have found him to be kind, compassionate and intelligent and are confident that he will continue to maintain the standards of care that you have come to expect with Cretsinger Care Homes over the years. However, 54 Fremont will be renamed Infinity AFC effective November 1, 2019.
We are committed to a smooth transition for everyone involved and will continue to work collaboratively for several months. Dawn Pettie, the outstanding home manager, and the rest of the current staff are staying on in their current positions. The folks who live in the home will experience minimal changes as most of the transition will happen in the background through licensing, paperwork and staff training.
Beginning November 1, 2019, all business related to 54 Fremont Street will be handled by
Ali Hamad can be reached during business hours at Luxcare Pharmacy at (269) 883-9900.
Please mail all future correspondence to:
2503 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
We are grateful for the opportunity we have been given to care for and work with so many wonderful people over the years and appreciate the support that we have always received from the community. Cretsinger Care Homes, Ltd. will continue to operate specialized residential homes at our other three locations, should you need those services. Thank you for helping us welcome Ali to the adult foster care community and making the transition to his ownership seamless.