homelessness

Taking a closer look at homelessness

by (c.formberg)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids, more than 5,000 people are considered homeless, half of whom are part of homeless families. Homelessness is a problem that stems from multiple causes including job loss, jail time, being released from foster care with nowhere...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part I: Down-and-out on Sunday, Aug. 15

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-23-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Newest Community Foundation Grants Total $1.5 Million

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2010 under NEWS

This week, Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees voted to approve $1.5 million in grants. The grants address four areas of need in Kent County including economic growth, health, arts and culture, and the creation of safe and...

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Development in Heartside - Part I: The homeless perspective

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 02-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A collaboration between Nick Manes and Michael Tuffelmire The Heartside neighborhood has been growing out of a period of urban decay. This piece is the first of a three-part series in which Nick and I will explore what Heartside residents believe...

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Bridge Street Place: Sustainable, Affordable Permanent Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 02-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

  Amidst a growing need to provide for affordable, permanent housing needs for survivors of domestic violence, last week Dwelling Place announced the completion of the transformation and renovation of a transitional housing community, My...

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GRACE Names New Executive Director

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

At its September 16, 2009 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Grand Rapids Area Center for Ecumenism (GRACE) voted unanimously to name Lisa H. Mitchell as Executive Director. Lisa has been employed by GRACE since 1994—first as Program Director...

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