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Catalyst Radio: Heartside Ministry discusses art therapy program

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-20-2018 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Ministries is looking forward to continuing with providing an Art Therapy program in the future starting again in September after the current 12 week program is finished. Details for the Art Therapy program at Heartside can be found in...

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'Art belongs to everyone': Interview with local artist Debra Dieppa

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 07-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

An exhibition of Debra Dieppa’s recent work is now on display in the West Lobby at the Wealthy Street Theatre. The conversation below between the artist and her longtime friend, and curator, Elizabeth Jane VanArragon of her upcoming exhibition...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should religious leaders provide therapy?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-18-2018 under OPINION

Notice -- Ethics and Religion Talk needs your questions. Please send questions about ethical issues you have encountered in the course of your day, or Biblical or theological questions that a panel of religious experts can answer from a multi-faith...

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Heartside Ministry introduces new art therapy program

by (Heartside Ministry)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Imagine a place where you can bring your authentic stories, the pain, hurt, joys and distress without any judgment. A place where you are safe to share your struggles, past and present and you are able to process your stories to grow and live a...

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Safe and Supported program offers free therapy for LGBTQ youth

by (matt0berski)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Pride Center, in their partnership with Arbor Circle, is now offering free therapy and counseling services for LGBTQ youth.  While the Pride Center has offered support services for several years, the Safe and Supported program...

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Calm in the chaos: Life of a therapy dog volunteer

by (karenpimpo)

Submitted 12-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Cindy Dutmers loves dogs and loves to help people. While volunteering at West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc., she can do both. Through their visits, Dutmers and her canine partner Meia quietly change the atmosphere of hospitals, veteran’s homes,...

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NPO Showcase: Family Hope Foundation

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This segment of NPO Showcase features Family Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources, activities, support, and funding for therapy to families of children with special needs in West Michigan. Lara Kitts, Chair of...

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Mary Free Bed and West Michigan Adaptive Diving hold diving clinic

by (jsanders12424)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

As one of the few rehabilitation hospitals in Michigan, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital offers unique services to the Grand Rapids area. As Mary Free Bed’s website states, it “strives for excellence, collaborates to achieve results...

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West Michigan therapy dogs create smiles one wag at a time

by (Ed Hillerich)

Submitted 03-25-2011 under NEWS

Friends Terrilynne Lymburner and Jeanne Lewis founded West Michigan Therapy Dogs  (WMTD) in 2001 after witnessing the therapeutic effects on hospitalized patients during visits with therapy dogs.   Lymburner and Lewis realized...

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A visit with Easter Seals

by (lkayi)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

On my way to Easter Seals to conduct the interview for this article, I had some time to kill so I swung by Barnes and Noble. There, I ran into my little buddy Andrew. Andrew, who is 5 and has Downs Syndrome, is also a client of Easter Seals and...

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