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Poverty

Catalyst Radio: HQ talks about helping homeless youth in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host John Moose Williamson speaks with Luke Petsch, Development Director of HQGR, a youth drop-in center for those in unsafe or unstable housing situations. For more information on HQ, visit https://hqgr.org/. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public...

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This season of giving: Is the act of freely giving respectful to the poor?

by (victseng)

Submitted 11-30-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine if you are unable to provide for your family and just received a large amount of donated items? How would you feel? "Blessed" maybe a common answer a lot of us would provide - why shouldn't we? But in reality, a large number of...

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Catch up on Catalyst Radio, weekly public affairs program hosted by 88.1 FM WYCE

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, with multiple hosts. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social...

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Grand Rapids Housing Commission offers housing solutions for homeless and low-income community members

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Laura Oesch, Lead Resident Services Specialist from the Grand Rapids Housing Commission, discusses how they assist low-income individuals and families obtain housing and become self-...

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SowHope holistically supports women living in extreme poverty

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Mary Daily Brown, the Co-Founder, President, and CEO of SowHope talk about how the organization supports women living in extreme poverty by funding focused projects throughout the world....

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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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At Westminster, Scott finds food, community, purpose

by (kooim)

Submitted 06-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Scott Smith, 52, the Downtown Food Pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church provides more than just food. It enhances his quality of life. He first found the pantry when he was at one of his lowest points. Today, he’s able to help those...

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North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Claire Guisfredi from North Kent Connect shares how the organization assists those living in northern Kent County access basic living needs and reach independent economic goals to...

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Access of West Michigan develops poverty solutions through unique partnerships

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Emma Garcia of Access of West Michigan discusses the organization's mission to reduce poverty in the West Michigan community. One of their goals is to coordinate with area...

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Feedback concert rocks out to support thriving food system

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 04-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

What do rock’n’roll and food security have to do with each other? On Sunday, April 9, they came together in an entertaining way. On a beautiful Sunday evening, Local Spins hosted the Feedback benefit concert supporting Access of...

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