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Safe and Supported program offers free therapy for LGBTQ youth

by (matt0berski)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Pride Center, in their partnership with Arbor Circle, is now offering free therapy and counseling services for LGBTQ youth.  While the Pride Center has offered support services for several years, the Safe and Supported program...

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HQ to open runaway, homeless youth drop-in center

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

On December 1, HQ will open its doors to homeless and runaway youth ages 14-22 at 320 State Street in Heritage Hill. The drop in center will operate between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.  Founded by Mars Hill Bible Church, the...

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Story Matters: Seth Ricord shares story of addiction, recovery

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Manasseh Project founder urges community to turn discomfort with injustice into action

by (Vossj)

Submitted 02-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cultural change, in my opinion, starts when you change to conversation about the exploited population - language means so much," says Andy Soper, founder of The Manasseh Project.  While concrete statistics of how many people are...

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[MIDTOWN] Midtown resident harvests crops grown in his truck bed

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 07-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

On any sunny evening in Midtown, Eric Kehoe's truck is probably basking on the corner of Grand NE and Hawthorne NE. Arranged neatly in the bed are tomato plants, bell pepper plants, herbs, garlic and salad greens. Crops have been sprouting out of...

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Advancing Youth Development workshop unites community to help support youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-11-2010 under NONPROFITS

At the end of 2009, three local organizations came together to facilitate a training session to improve Grand Rapids’ youth development strategies. The Advancing Youth Development (AYD) course provided participants with the opportunity to gain a...

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