Guiding Light

Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update Aug. 19

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Submitted 08-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to share how it has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and restarted intake.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will begin the...

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Builders Exchange of Michigan's 64th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

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Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan will host its 64th Bart Austhof Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program on Monday, Aug. 31. Community members are invited to join for a day of golfing and giving back at the Saskatoon...

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Guiding Light Restarts Recovery Program Intake Process with Enhanced Safety Protocols

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Submitted 07-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

While some organizations halted operations during the onset of COVID-19 in West Michigan, Guiding Light has adapted in order to continue its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming in light of rising needs. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit...

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Guiding Light Welcomes Eric Williams to Board of Directors

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Submitted 07-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

Eric Williams, chief executive officer of the United Methodist Community House, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors. Williams brings more than 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship, higher education, nonprofit work and community...

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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

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Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

In mid-March, Guiding Light halted intake of new clients into our Recovery and Back to Work programs. We loaned our building to the Kent County Health Department so individuals experiencing homelessness who contracted the novel coronavirus could be...

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Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

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Submitted 05-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has again been awarded a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits. The Platinum designation is the highest level bestowed by GuideStar, an honor shared by less than...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

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Submitted 05-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

While many businesses and organizations have slowed or halted operations, Guiding Light has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and is in need of community support.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will host a virtual...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, March 27 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NEWS

Nearing a full week into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23 “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order, the amount of developments continuing to unfold locally and statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak has reached a level of...

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Guiding Light Loans Facility to Kent County to Serve as a COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has voluntarily loaned its facility at 255 S. Division Ave. to Kent County so it can serve as an isolation center for those experiencing homelessness in the Heartside neighborhood who may contract COVID-19. In cooperation with the Kent...

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Guiding Light Seeks Sponsors for Second 'Sober Bowl' Watch Party

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Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Each winter, more than 100 million Americans gather in front of their TV screens to watch the football game, but get-togethers for the annual sporting event can become dangerous for people in recovery when the evening focuses more on alcohol than...

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