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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

by (Mel Trotter Min...)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter Ministries announced the opening of a non-time limited supportive housing unit for young men, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. The MTM Youth House was established to provide additional housing opportunities for the growing...

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Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

by (ArborCircle)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don’t have a place to sleep. Annually, this number exceeds 2,000 runaway and homeless youth in West Michigan. In an effort to shed light on this issue, Arbor Circle is hosting Green Light Project:...

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#WhiteOut4Vets campaign to honor, support homeless veterans

by (Aquoinette Blair)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under OPINION

"God bless America!" Patriotically, we say this often but still overlook one of His many blessings called veterans – the men and women who, without regard, defend this country, our freedom and rights to live freely in this…...

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids has long been a hub for growth and social change, and this fall is no different. Artist Loren Naji and local nonprofit Access of West Michigan are both working to address poverty this October by inviting individuals to experience...

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3:11 Youth Housing helps youth experiencing homelessness through housing first, positive youth development

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, 3:11 Youth Housing’s Kayla Morgan and Lauren VanKeulen discuss their work to develop safe, affordable housing for youth experiencing homelessness, the impact of homelessness on...

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3:11 Youth Housing to triple capacity

by (311youthhousing)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

3:11 Youth Housing is adding two new houses this fall, tripling their capacity to support youth experiencing homelessness in Kent County. 3:11 Youth Housing, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit, is dedicated to serving youth ages 18-24 who are...

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Teen drop-in center to celebrate community involvement, youth helped with first GR Lip Sync Battle

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

Headquarters (HQ), a drop-in center for homeless teens on State Street in Grand Rapids, is celebrating its one year anniversary with GR Lip Sync Battle at Celebration Cinema North. HQ has invited local industries to battle against each other with...

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3:11 Youth Housing develops safe, affordable housing for homeless youth

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s estimated that there are about 80 youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are homeless on any given night in Kent County. “Youth are experts at hiding within the general population, by blending in, or they’ll be couch surfing...

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Dégagé Ministries to host event to benefit local women battling homelessness

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 03-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Dégagé Ministries will be hosting an event called Open Door Open Hearts on Thursday, March 5 to benefit the services they provide for women in the Grand Rapids area. It is an event by women, for women and to benefit women. Grand Rapids women will...

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A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

We met Napolean Frazier at Guiding Light Mission in Grand Rapids on January 13, the coldest on record. Frazier was one of the 135 men who had stayed at Guiding Light the night before. A 33-year-old unemployed computer systems engineer, he had moved...

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