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Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

For the fourth consecutive year, Guiding Light has again been awarded a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits. The Platinum designation is the highest level bestowed by...

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Getting off the carousel: Andy Odehnal on the transformative power of Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NONPROFITS

When Andy Odehnal joined the board of Guiding Light in 2010, the nonprofit was still very much a traditional homeless shelter – providing warm meals and safe overnight beds to the men in Heartside. An accountant by training, Andy had been...

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

by (Guiding Light)

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

by (Guiding Light)

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 Welcomes Kyle Hinton to Board of Directors

by (Guiding Light)

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

by (Guiding Light)

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

by (Guiding Light)

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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Tom Finds Hope at Guiding Light

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Tom has been a client at Guiding Light for three months. He is married and a father of five children, all between the ages of 18-25. Tom found his way to Guiding Light after losing a job he had held on to for over 20 years and numerous failed...

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Guiding Light Receives $25,000 Donation from TCF

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has received a $25,000 donation from TCF Financial Corp. to support its Back to Work program. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will use the donation to re-establish its Emergency Assistance Fund, which has been depleted due to...

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