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Guiding Light Welcomes Eric Williams to Board of Directors

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Submitted 07-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

Eric Williams, chief executive officer of the United Methodist Community House, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors. Williams brings more than 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship, higher education, nonprofit work and community...

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Thankful for Second Chances, New Clients Share What Brought Them to Guiding Light

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Submitted 07-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

In mid-March, Guiding Light halted intake of new clients into our Recovery and Back to Work programs. We loaned our building to the Kent County Health Department so individuals experiencing homelessness who contracted the novel coronavirus could be...

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Guiding Light Maintains Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar

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Submitted 05-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has again been awarded a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits. The Platinum designation is the highest level bestowed by GuideStar, an honor shared by less than...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update May 5

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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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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, March 27 updates

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Submitted 03-27-2020 under NEWS

Nearing a full week into Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 23 “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order, the amount of developments continuing to unfold locally and statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak has reached a level of...

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Guiding Light Loans Facility to Kent County to Serve as a COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness

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Submitted 03-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has voluntarily loaned its facility at 255 S. Division Ave. to Kent County so it can serve as an isolation center for those experiencing homelessness in the Heartside neighborhood who may contract COVID-19. In cooperation with the Kent...

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Guiding Light Seeks Sponsors for Second 'Sober Bowl' Watch Party

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Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Each winter, more than 100 million Americans gather in front of their TV screens to watch the football game, but get-togethers for the annual sporting event can become dangerous for people in recovery when the evening focuses more on alcohol than...

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From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

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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

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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

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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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