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Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House. Well House is a nonprofit that provides low-cost rooms for rent and places a priority on people that cannot access other housing for people that...

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What's drugs got to do with it

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

Well House and Grand Rapids Red Project are hosting "An Intimate Interview with Ethan Nadelmann and Neil Franklin" at Wealthy Theater on the evening of May 14. This event, free and open to the public so everyone in the city can be part of...

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Fight homelessness in West Michigan; donate to Well House

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

Well House is in its final week of fundraising for the 19:1 campaign and donors are encouraged to give towards meeting a goal of $50,000. So far $28,476 has been raised, just over half the anticipated goal.  Donations from individuals and...

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Well House expands with purchase of two additional houses

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Well House has moved 50 people off the streets and into safe housing between January of 2013  and this October, with over 90 percent not returning to homelessness. Well House has just acquired two additional houses to add to the program....

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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six West Michigan, community-based organizations will join forces for a collaborative fundraising effort as they prepare to send teams on the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest. The nonprofits invite community members to learn more about this...

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Climate Ride Party - At Mangiamo

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under

The Climate Ride Party (5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 19) provides you and your friends the opportunity to raise awareness of the effects of climate change, while also supporting your favorite local nonprofits...all in a fun and festive outdoor...

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Plant sale to help fund Well House projects

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Well House will be hosting its second annual plant sale located at 600 Cass Avenue SE. There will be over 1,000 plants available to choose from with varieties ranging from heirloom tomatoes to herbs. All...

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NPO Showcase: Well House and the 19:1 campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This new segment of NPO Showcase features Well House, an organization that provides affordable and safe permanent housing located in the Southeast neighborhood of Grand Rapids (SECA). A 2010 census report noted that there are approximately...

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Meet civic investor Tami VandenBerg: Investing in the other

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-14-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Tami VandenBerg, executive director of Well House, went to church one Sunday morning at age 5, heard a missionary tell about the conditions people in Africa were living in and saw the pictures he had to share of the work he was doing. Her mother...

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Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on...

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