homelessness

Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about...

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'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two years ago, Chuck found his way through Dégagé’s doors to take part in our voucher program. He says, “I came in here to do some chores to earn vouchers so that I would have something to eat.” As Chuck began to frequent Dégagé...

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Dégagé's Open Door Patron Advocate 'walks alongside women'

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hello, my name is Jennie and I am the Open Door Patron Advocate. My role is to walk alongside the women who are staying in the Open Door Women’s Center. During the women’s stay at Dégagé, each woman is required to meet with me once a...

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Dégagé Ministries strives to reflect the love of Christ

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

“To reflect the love of Christ to all who come through our doors.…” The beginning of our mission statement is our foundation. Christ loves us so that we can love those He loves. Here at Dégagé, we know that every person who walks...

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Serving Heartside neighborhood for 50 years

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

By Marge Palmerlee Where were you in 1967? Some of you were newly married, and some of you weren’t even born yet. Some of you were starting careers, moving away to college, or, like me, enjoying the simple life of a high school student. There...

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Dégagé Ministries aims to transform lives through care, community center

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Written by Molly Hilbert  “Transforming lives” is not just a catchphrase or a clever slogan; it is simply what we strive to do here at Dégagé. We have 400-500 men and women walk through our doors each and every day to use our...

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Community advocate faces Grand Rapids' housing crisis, gentrification

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 02-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s a Tuesday night at City Hall, and LaDonna Norman approaches the microphone to address the meeting of the Grand Rapids City Commission. For the past year or more, Norman has spoken during the public comment period at the end of nearly...

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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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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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