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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.


A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

An out-of-work computer systems engineer, Napolean Frazier had run out of options. Guiding Light helped him keep moving.


Restore Hope offers opportunity to restore body while restoring hope for women and children of Safe Haven Ministries

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Symmetry Training & Fitness to offer Restore Hope classes through January and February with proceeds benefiting local domestic violence organization, Safe Haven Ministries


Tips for staying warm this winter

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

You're not alone in staying warm this winter. Use these tips or call 2-1-1 for more information.


Connecting downtown GoSite with Grand Rapids' great neighborhoods

Submitted 12-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Collaboration with neighborhood organizations is key to the success of our soon-to-be-open GoSite.


Fight homelessness in West Michigan; donate to Well House

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

There's still time to donate dollars to The Well House 19:1 campaign.


Exploring Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

Experience Grand Rapids seeks Tourism Ambassadors to help visitors and locals explore Grand Rapids


New police chief notes lowering recidivism rates; continues to seek ways to lower rates further

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

A conversation with GRPD Chief of Police David Rahinsky reveals he's looking at ways to address recidivism in Michigan- which at a 28% rate is significantly lower than the national level. Rahinsky says it's still too high.


City Commission holds public hearing on police, community relations

Submitted 12-17-2014 under NEWS

Most citizens in favor of body cameras spoke of transparency as a big issue with police, but others also noted privacy concerns.


Formal public hearing set to explore implications of police body cameras

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, December 16 at 7 p.m., City Commissioners will convene for a formal public hearing on whether or not police body cameras should be enacted into policy.