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Food Bank asks community to remember hungry during holidays

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

With only a few weeks left in what will be its second record-setting year in a row, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is asking the community to remember families in need this holiday season. “It’s painful to think that our...

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HQ to open runaway, homeless youth drop-in center

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

On December 1, HQ will open its doors to homeless and runaway youth ages 14-22 at 320 State Street in Heritage Hill. The drop in center will operate between the hours of 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays.  Founded by Mars Hill Bible Church, the...

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Story Matters: Elida Chavez worries about safety in Heartside neighborhood

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Katalina Corona creates art in Heartside neighborhood

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Homeless shelter extends hours in winter freeze

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NEWS

While Old Man Winter throws a fit, Mel Trotter Ministries (225 Commerce SW) are keeping their Day Center open to anyone in need of shelter. Cynthia Longyne, Communications Manager for Mel Trotter, says the Day Center will stay open as long as...

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Mayor answers citizen questions about our homeless population on City Connection

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

Every month, the mayor is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, after the recent fencing that was put in under the abutment near the Downtown Market, Rapidian Russ Pontius asked the mayor...

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Fenced off abutment doesn't solve anything, says local homeless advocate

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Where are those people now? That’s the question some in the community are asking after the decision was made to fence off the Wealthy Street bridge abutment that was being used by homeless residents for shelter. According to the Well House...

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Continued safety issues cited as reason for bridge abutment fencing

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NEWS

Over the last few months, several community-led cleanup efforts have attempted to keep the Wealthy Street overpass abutment clean. Underneath the overpass, the sheltered spot is a favorite for the city’s homeless, choosing the abutment as a...

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How homeless is homeless?

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 01-04-2013 under OPINION

How homeless is homeless? In the last few years, the economy has been pretty rough. People from all walks of life who once held secure jobs and would never have imagined themselves experiencing financial difficulty were sometimes finding themselves...

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