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The Next Right Thing: Board Member John Harrington and His Commitment

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Submitted 03-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

John Harrington still vividly recalls his 60th night at Jellema House – because that’s the night his prayers were answered. Alcohol had the Grand Rapids native firmly in its grip. He ruined relationships with his children, family,...

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Guiding Light Secures New Iron House as Demand for Addiction Recovery Program Grows

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Submitted 03-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

In response to increased demand for its addiction recovery services, Guiding Light has secured a new Iron House in the City of Kentwood – its sixth sober-living apartment building.  The four-unit apartment building will increase the...

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Elizabeth Bovard Strong: Bringing philanthropy full circle

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Submitted 02-24-2021 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Bovard Strong has long been an advocate for others in need – particularly for individuals facing homelessness and addiction. Originally from Pennsylvania, she lived in several states before settling in Michigan, travels that...

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Outgoing Board Member Will Always Have a Heart for Heartside

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Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

It took an internship in Philadelphia to help John Dice see – really see – the men and women experiencing homelessness in West Michigan. The Grand Rapids native had to walk a fair number of blocks to his internship in the City of...

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As Pandemic Enters Second Year, Guiding Light Sees Increased Demand for Addiction Recovery Program

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Submitted 02-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

As the global COVID-19 pandemic prepares to enter its second year, Guiding Light is seeing increased demand for its addiction Recovery program. Known on the street as “no-joke recovery,” Guiding Light’s peer-run program provides an...

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Guiding Light to Spotlight Addiction Recovery During Feb. 18 Virtual Ministry Update

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Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Thursday, Feb. 18 focused on how the nonprofit is preparing to meet increased demand for its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will ...

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Allen's Story and God's Irony

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Submitted 01-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Allen was accepted into the Guiding Light Recovery program in June of 2020 after deciding that he had enough of his decades-long struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Over 30 years ago, when Allen was 22 years old, he owned his own restaurant...

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Guiding Light Welcomes Kyle Hinton to Board of Directors

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Submitted 01-04-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Hinton, a licensed marriage and family therapist addressing trauma, substance abuse, behavioral health and mental health, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors. Hinton brings 30 years of experience working in mental health...

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Guiding Light Receives $20,000 Grant from SpartanNash Foundation

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Submitted 12-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light today announced it received a $20,000 grant from the SpartanNash Foundation that will help support the nonprofit’s Back to Work program.   This is the third consecutive year Guiding Light has received a $20,000 grant...

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Putting the Pieces Back Together: Derek Achieves a Year of Sobriety

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Submitted 12-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

Derek is 27-years-old and a recent client of Guiding Light’s Recovery program. He works full-time and lives at our sober-living apartments called Iron house. This past year-and-a-half, Derek has been in recovery after years of severe...

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