guiding light mission

Rest in silence: An addict's story of self discovery

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 06-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Life is noisy. It’s difficult to find those moments where you have nothing to think about but your own thoughts, your connection to the Great Beyond and the toiling of the grass. That’s the idea behind the Hermitage Community’s...

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during holidays

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

This holiday season, shopping locally is a way to keep your dollars in the local community while supporting small business owners. On average, 48 percent of each purchase at local independent businesses is recirculated locally, compared to less than...

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Guiding Light director: Proposed panhandling ordinance a mistake

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 08-04-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“To continue to marginalize panhandlers without addressing the systemic issues is a mistake,” says Stuart Ray, about the proposed panhandling restrictions. Ray is the executive director at Guiding Light Mission and has been working at...

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Does everyone deserve to have a place?

by (tamivandenberg)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

In the late '70s, a woman by the name of Marian Clements purchased an 1870's era home at the corner of Pleasant and Cass, in what is now the SECA neighborhood, for $350. She called it Well House. Clements had experienced severe depression,...

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