The Rapidian


The optimistic vision of HQ to address youth homelessness: "Our work ultimately is very human work"

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 06-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

HQ is located in between downtown Grand Rapids and Heritage Hill.  At first glance, the unassuming brick building does little to distinguish itself from the red-brick road and the surrounding architecture, but a step inside reveals a space that...

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Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

by (ArborCircle)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don’t have a place to sleep. Annually, this number exceeds 2,000 runaway and homeless youth in West Michigan. In an effort to shed light on this issue, Arbor Circle is hosting Green Light Project:...

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HQ youth are unrelenting, brave: My experience as an HQ Drop-In Supervisor

by (michellejokischpolo)

Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION

It was the smack dab middle of December, and I found myself plopped on the floor of this crisp brand new building which still carried the smell of fresh paint, attempting to paint a sixteen year old’s toenails. She was getting ready to attend...

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Teen drop-in center to celebrate community involvement, youth helped with first GR Lip Sync Battle

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

Headquarters (HQ), a drop-in center for homeless teens on State Street in Grand Rapids, is celebrating its one year anniversary with GR Lip Sync Battle at Celebration Cinema North. HQ has invited local industries to battle against each other with...

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HQ to open runaway, homeless youth drop-in center

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

On December 1, HQ will open its doors to homeless and runaway youth ages 14-22 at 320 State Street in Heritage Hill. The drop in center will operate between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.  Founded by Mars Hill Bible Church, the...

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