Children

Family Futures provides Pack n' Plays and car seats to families in need

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 09-26-2022 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures is providing Pack n’ Plays and car seats to eligible families in Kent County to wrap up National Baby Safety Month. Parents and caregivers enrolled in Medicaid automatically qualify, but those at certain income levels without...

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Comprehensive Therapy Center announces new Interim Executive Director

by (CTC_GR)

Submitted 09-20-2022 under NONPROFITS

Comprehensive Therapy Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Sawyer as the Interim Executive Director.  Ellen has worked for Comprehensive Therapy Center  since 2014 serving as Director of Operations and, most recently, as...

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Comprehensive Therapy Center is blowing off some STEAM this Fall

by (CTC_GR)

Submitted 09-06-2022 under NONPROFITS

Comprehensive Therapy Center is blowing off some STEAM this fall with the launch of our newest program, Learning Labs: Full STEAM Ahead! This program is designed to introduce 2-5 years olds to the concepts of STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering...

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Gardening Education for Food Sovereignty: An Interview with Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens

by (Kent County Foo...)

Submitted 01-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Just last year, the Kent County Food Policy Council launched to strengthen and grow the food system in Kent County. As we build momentum, discuss, and prioritize issues, we are gathering information and engaging with our community through a project...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-10-2022 under OPINION

Last week, we presented responses which argued that no, five-year-old children should not be asked to make such decisions. This week, in part 2, we see responses which argue that in cases such as this one, parents should honor their child’s...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Five-Year-Old Children Make Medical Decisions?, part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 01-03-2022 under OPINION

This week, we present responses which argue that no, five-year-old children should not be asked to make such decisions. Next week, in part 2, we’ll see responses which argue that in cases such as this one, parents should honor their child...

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-04-2021 under NEWS

Kent County starts COVID-19 vaccinations for kids ages 5-11 The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 to 11, after emergency authorization Tuesday by the U.S. CDC. Appointments for the Pfizer...

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

by (Brett)

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

After more than two decades as executive director for Our Community’s Children (OCC), Lynn Heemstra retired from her role Jan. 5, leaving behind a legacy of youth advocacy. OCC, a public-private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids,...

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THE SALVATION ARMY GROW PROGRAM CARING FOR ITS COMMUNITY

by (mroinila)

Submitted 05-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Every family with children will have empathy for one another as the people of Michigan continue to follow the Stay-at-Home orders imposed by the State Government. With schools closed, along with almost all other establishments, families are running...

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What to expect during your child's wellness visit and how to prepare

by (metrohealth2019)

Submitted 07-26-2019 under NONPROFITS

Caitlin Mlynarek, DO, a pediatrician at Metro Health’s Hudsonville primary care office, explains what parents can expect during well-child visits and offers ways to ease children’s anxiety before appointments. Children grow quickly!...

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