The Rapidian

health

Immigration policy fears cause clinic patients to stay away, cancel insurance

by (ebouwens)

Submitted 02-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s a busy Tuesday morning at a community health center on Grand Rapids’ southwest side. The hallways are crowded and staff is scurrying in every direction. Spanish is heard everywhere. You might guess by the number of obviously...

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Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for West Michigan families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Marcie Lewis and Patty McCormick of the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan. Lewis and McCormick discuss the amenities that the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan provides...

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Feeding America West Michigan celebrates fourth record year

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2016, Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food than ever before. The nonprofit hunger relief organization, based in Comstock Park, provided 28.9 million pounds of food and household goods to its network of food pantries, soup kitchens...

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At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Comida, pagkain, or chakula: No matter how you say it, food is something we all need, and North End Community Ministry (NECM) is working hard to make sure language is not a barrier to putting a healthy meal on the table. Amy...

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Learn diabetes symptoms, prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Kevin Yeomans of the American Diabetes Association – West Michigan discusses symptoms of diabetes, what you can do to prevent, delay, and manage the disease, and the resources...

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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, April Sawhill, Executive Director, and Lindsey Kloeckner, Parent Member, discuss the resources available through the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), the Early Stages...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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New website provides centralized information, resources for people with addiction

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Brian Keeley of the Grand Rapids Red Project discusses MIREcovery.info, a one-stop website that provides information on services for people with addiction and their loved ones. The new...

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Emmanuel Hospice asks the question, "How do you want to live?'

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Sara Lowe, Executive Director at Emmanuel Hospice, discusses common misconceptions about hospice care and explains Emmanuel's unique model of care. Emmanuel Hospice is an interfaith,...

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Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’re in downtown Grand Rapids between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, you may notice something a little different about the iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River. The City of Grand Rapids will be turning its lights orange, the color of hunger...

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