The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

Ray and Esther: Spiritual Direction at Guiding Light

Submitted 04-14-2022 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light offers professional, holistic, and comprehensive substance abuse treatment for Grand Rapids men at no cost. One of the reasons our program stands out from others is the emphasis we place on developing one’s spirituality in sobriety.


Donors and Partners Help Feed West Michigan

Submitted 02-07-2022 under NONPROFITS

As an organization Guiding Light is centered at the crossroads of private, non-profit, and community-based entities. We are uniquely situated to collaborate and make sure that donated goods of all sorts get into the hands of those that need it most.


Grab and Go Meals at Guiding Light

Submitted 01-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Having the opportunity to help anyone and everyone in need throughout Heartside to get hot meals and warm clothing is something all of us at Guiding Light take great pride and joy in being able to orchestrate.


"Guiding Light Doesn't Cure You, It Changes Your Thinking:" DJ's Journey in Recovery

Submitted 01-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

It got so bad that DJ used to shrug off his vomiting sessions as simply a way to make room for his next bottle of booze. “We’re talking horrible mornings,” he recalls. “So bad I couldn’t get out of bed. There’s a reason they call alcohol a spirit – because it can becomes your higher power.”


Mundo Musical de WYCE: una Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la locutora de radio voluntaria Gabriella de la Vega

Submitted 12-10-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

La personalidad al aire habla sobre la vida detrás del micrófono.


WYCE's Mundo Musical: A Q&A with volunteer radio host Gabriella de la Vega

Submitted 12-10-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

The on-air personality talks about life behind the mic.


Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 9

Submitted 12-09-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends mask mandate through end of school year; World of Winter Festival returns to downtown Grand Rapids next month; and WYCE bringing back Jammie Awards in Feb.


Alcohol is Only the Symptom: Mike Finds Spirituality, Acceptance Through Guiding Light Recovery

Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

“After detox, I was referred to Guiding Light. I needed a place with discipline and structure, which I had really missed after being out of the military for 20 years. So, I left everything behind to come to Grand Rapids and start over.”


Food is a Great Equalizer: An Interview with AJ Fossel from the Community Food Club

Submitted 12-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Kent County Food Policy Council interviews AJ Fossel, Director of the Community Food Club, about a food system that centers the dignity of consumers


Community updates: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Submitted 12-01-2021 under NEWS

ArtPrize returns to annual format; City of Grand Rapids accepting new Neighborhood Match Fund entries.