The Rapidian

Guiding Light

From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The story isn’t an uncommon one. Andy was attending high school in Novi, and was a member of the lacrosse team, participating in bowling, and golf. His family belonged to a country club and life was, arguably, good. It started with a bit...

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Small steps, big results

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new year is often thought of as a new start. For Johnny, this January has been the realization of a long-time goal. This is a special story for me to be able to share with you: the hard work and long road that’s resulted in a new type of...

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Rest in silence: An addict's story of self discovery

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 06-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Life is noisy. It’s difficult to find those moments where you have nothing to think about but your own thoughts, your connection to the Great Beyond and the toiling of the grass. That’s the idea behind the Hermitage Community’s...

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Mark: Story of survival from addiction

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 05-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

From drugs to living on the street and even prison, Mark has seen it all. After years of using drugs, getting clean and relapsing time and again, Mark finally came to Guiding Light in hopes of finally overcoming his addiction. Addiction has many...

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Catalyst Radio: In the Image

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (10:18) Joining us today is Jay Starkey of In The Image, best known for getting lightly used clothing and houseware to those who express a need for them. In the Image serves 800 families a year and works with 32 elementary schools in the...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part II: Down-and-out on Monday, Aug. 16

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Development in Heartside - Part III: The Social Services Perspective

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-17-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

This is the third installment in Michael Tuffelmire and Nick Manes' Heartside Development series. The first piece focused on the perspective of the homeless in the Heartside neighborhood. The second part looked at the perspective of businesses,...

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