The Rapidian

Ending Homelessness

Homelessness in Grand Rapids: How can we help?

by (Kent Innovation...)

Submitted 12-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The rising population in Grand Rapids has had a direct impact on housing costs and access. For hundreds of people in the area, rising home prices are a problem, pushing low-income individuals out of prior homes and locations and sometimes, onto the...

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Sharing best practices in ending homelessness at home

by (Jeffrey Clayton King)

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 25, 2017 – Grand Rapids based nonprofit housing agency, Community Rebuilders, has been selected as a host-site for the 2017 Transatlantic Partnership program. The Transatlantic Practice Exchange (the Exchange)...

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Quotes from children every adult should hear

by (Jeffrey Clayton King)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

“When I grow up I’m going to always have a car, that way I will always have a place to live.” Tori, age 7. “Can I live at the shelter with you forever, this is the best place I’ve ever been.” Brody, age 10....

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Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Can Grand Rapids end homelessness? Grand Rapids, we need to have an honest conversation about homelessness. All of us. I could cite the fact that nearly 10,000 individuals in Kent County touched the homelessness system last year, 39 percent of which...

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Ending Veteran Homelessness with great BBQ!

by (Jeffrey Clayton King)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under

Community Rebuilders is teaming up with Horseshoe Smokehouse to stamp out Veteran homelessness in Kent County! Join us for a night of delicious BBQ and 50% of proceeds will benefit Kent: Zero 2016, the community wide effort being led by Community...

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HQ youth are unrelenting, brave: My experience as an HQ Drop-In Supervisor

by (michellejokischpolo)

Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION

It was the smack dab middle of December, and I found myself plopped on the floor of this crisp brand new building which still carried the smell of fresh paint, attempting to paint a sixteen year old’s toenails. She was getting ready to attend...

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Encore Workshop to Connect Experienced Adults with New Skills-based Opportunities

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Volunteer Center is piloting a new free workshop designed to help retirees identify and connect their talents and interests with unique skills-based volunteer opportunities in the community. This workshop is a...

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