homelessness

Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

by (Guiding Light)

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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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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Expressing Passion this Holiday Season

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 12-17-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Donating is thankfulness; I’m thankful for the things that I have in my life, so when I see people without those things, I need to be reminded that it does matter and that I can help people,” says Austin Owens, the Safety...

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From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The story isn’t an uncommon one. Andy was attending high school in Novi, and was a member of the lacrosse team, participating in bowling, and golf. His family belonged to a country club and life was, arguably, good. It started with a bit...

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Dégagé Ministries helps returning citizens

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

“I was reintroduced to Christ.” Being dropped off in the Heartside Neighborhood after spending time in prison with only the clothes on your back is not exactly an easy way to begin a new chapter in your life. David says that he was...

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Finding apartment in midst of affordable housing crisis is not easy

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 12-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Now I have a place to call home.” Finding an apartment in the midst of an affordable housing crisis is not easy. It takes a lot of dedication not only from Dégagé staff, but also from those we serve. It involves pursuing every lead and...

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Dégagé Ministries works as nucleus for homeless

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 11-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Dégagé was the nucleus for us. Every day we would come here to eat and find out where to go.” Jack, an Air Force veteran and a dear friend of the ministry, expresses the difficulty he and his fiancé Della faced while they were homeless...

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Open Door Women's Center provides safe haven for women each night

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 10-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Open Door Women's Center provides a safe haven for up to 40 women in crisis each night. After taking a shower and doing laundry, there are a number of ways they spend their time before turning in for the night. Some sit quietly and read...

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Former Commissioner White withdraws from appointment consideration at City Commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under NEWS

Tuesday night's lengthy City Commission meeting was a packed house. Some of the biggest news came at the end of the night when Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced former Third Ward Commissioner James White was withdrawing his name from consideration...

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Powerful, individual stories behind homeless numbers

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 02-21-2018 under NONPROFITS

Numbers tell an important story, but more meaningful to me is the powerful story of each person represented by those numbers. Katheryn has one of those powerful stories. After being homeless for many months, she came to Dégagé's Open Door Women...

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