The Rapidian Home


Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse


West Michigan Growers Group partners with Downtown Market, MSU Extension to host 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The public event will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Market for the West Michigan community interested in connecting with and supporting farmers growing and selling local food.


Community building through resident leadership in Heartside

Submitted 03-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

A five part workshop series aims to increase resident connections in the Heartside Neighborhood.


'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

After spending months working with Kiel, our Resource Coordinator, Chuck was able to receive keys to his very own apartment.


Local painter to host art sale in support of hunger relief

Submitted 03-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Chris Stoffel Overvoorde will donate proceeds from his three-day art sale to Feeding America West Michigan.


Exalta Health provides health, dental care to low-income residents

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Exalta Health, an integrated healthcare home that provides services to low-income individuals and families


Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Union's refugee and immigrant students volunteer at Feeding America West Michigan's Mobile Food Pantries each month.


Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.


Immigration policy fears cause clinic patients to stay away, cancel insurance

Submitted 02-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Patients fearing deportation or naturalization cancellation are canceling insurance and other forms of assistance. We in the medical community have to consider new ways we can support our patients, and how we can shape immigration policy that will allow them to live their dreams and stay healthy.


Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for West Michigan families

Submitted 01-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

When families need to travel to Grand Rapids for their child's medical or mental health care, the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan provides a home away from home so that they can stay together.