Addiction

My own worst enemy: Getting to sober this Father's Day

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 06-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

“Dad, it’s the alcohol or me.” With those six words, David’s teenage daughter gave him an ultimatum – and helped her father put an immediate hard stop on more than three decades of drinking, drug abuse, trauma and...

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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

by (Guiding Light)

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 to Spotlight Addiction Recovery During Feb. 18 Virtual Ministry Update

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Thursday, Feb. 18 focused on how the nonprofit is preparing to meet increased demand for its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will ...

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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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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update Aug. 19

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to share how it has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and restarted intake.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will begin the...

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Guiding Light Restarts Recovery Program Intake Process with Enhanced Safety Protocols

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 07-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

While some organizations halted operations during the onset of COVID-19 in West Michigan, Guiding Light has adapted in order to continue its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming in light of rising needs. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

While many businesses and organizations have slowed or halted operations, Guiding Light has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and is in need of community support.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will host a virtual...

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