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Elizabeth Bovard Strong: Bringing philanthropy full circle

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-24-2021 under NONPROFITS

Elizabeth Bovard Strong has long been an advocate for others in need – particularly for individuals facing homelessness and addiction. Originally from Pennsylvania, she lived in several states before settling in Michigan, travels that...

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Allen's Story and God's Irony

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NONPROFITS

Allen was accepted into the Guiding Light Recovery program in June of 2020 after deciding that he had enough of his decades-long struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Over 30 years ago, when Allen was 22 years old, he owned his own restaurant...

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Guiding Light Welcomes Kyle Hinton to Board of Directors

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-04-2021 under NONPROFITS

Kyle Hinton, a licensed marriage and family therapist addressing trauma, substance abuse, behavioral health and mental health, has joined Guiding Light’s board of directors. Hinton brings 30 years of experience working in mental health...

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Passing the Mic: Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association answers, "How are you preserving your neighborhood's unique history and stories?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-30-2020 under VOICES

Amy Brower, Executive Director of Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "In the midst of all this fast moving change and planning for the future, how are they . . . still preserving some of...

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Heartside Neighbors Take Aim at Self Care, Mental Health

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

"It gives a sense of hope, and feeling that there is a community here that has your back. Reminding us that we are one,” says Kim Van Driel, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.'s Director of Public Space Management. She's referring to a...

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Breaking Down Financial Barriers: Launching a Long-Awaited Financial Wellness Program

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

“It’s about more than money; we believe that factors such as relationships, emotions, and health impact financial decision-making" remarks visionary and founder of 1428 Financial Wellness and the My Money Academy, Dondreá Brown. In...

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Guiding Light Receives $25,000 Donation from TCF

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-26-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has received a $25,000 donation from TCF Financial Corp. to support its Back to Work program. The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will use the donation to re-establish its Emergency Assistance Fund, which has been depleted due to...

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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Builders Exchange of Michigan Donates More Than $24,000 to Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan raised $24,943 with the help of construction industry and community members at the 64th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program. Builders Exchange presented Guiding Light with the check...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update Aug. 19

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to share how it has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and restarted intake.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will begin the...

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