Kent County Pregnancy Resource Guide Child and Family

Kent County
Pregnancy
Resource Guide
A guide of agencies and community programs
offering pregnancy assistance and information.
A joint effort of:
Child and Family
Resource Council
616.454.HOPE (4673) www.childresource.cc
protecting children,
supporting families,
and strengthening
our community
Rev. 15-APR-2005
Welcome to the Kent County Pregnancy Resource Guide:
The Healthy Kent 2010 Infant Health Implementation
Team (Infant I Team) invites you to join us in our efforts to
reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality in our
community. We ask you to redefine prenatal care to include
not only the excellent medical care that we know our clinics
and doctors provide but to also include the Core Concepts.
We believe these concepts should be the standard for
every pregnant woman’s basic care to promote a successful
pregnancy outcome.
The infant mortality rate is widely recognized as an indicator of
the current health status and social well-being of a population.
Despite many community efforts to reduce infant mortality
in Kent County, it has begun to rise again. Black infants are
almost three times more likely to die before their first birthday
as white infants. Hispanic and Native American babies have
death rates close to two times higher than white babies. Even
when adjusting for socioeconomic status and adequacy of
prenatal care, there remain glaring racial disparities between
black and white babies, specifically in prematurity and low birth
weight, which are the leading causes of infant death in our
community.
Factors that may be associated with ethnic and/or racial health
disparities include poverty, insurance issues, stereotyping, unequal
treatment, communication barriers, frequency of care and access
to care. Specifically, for disparities in infant mortality, we must
also look at age, cigarette smoking, substance abuse, unintended
pregnancy, stress, mental health, nutrition, and infections
(including dental and sexually transmitted infections). Each
of these factors can put additional stress on a pregnancy and
contribute to a poor outcome. Often, many of these factors are at
play in a single pregnancy. This cumulative stress breaks the back
of traditional prenatal care and is predictive of poor outcomes.
The Infant I Team has been working on the issue of infant
mortality for over a decade. This group is composed of
representatives from over thirty agencies that have a vested
interest in the health of mothers and babies. They have
developed the Core Concepts in recognition that this
multifaceted problem requires a comprehensive community
response. This Pregnancy Resource Guide is a tool to be used
in this effort. Please join us in this important endeavor.
Source: Eliminating health disparities: communities moving from statistics to
solutions: fact sheets---disparities in infant mortality and racial/ethnic disparities
(2004, April 5-11). National Public Health Week.
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How to Use the Guide
This Pregnancy Resource Guide is more than just
a list of agencies in the area that provide services
to pregnant women. It has been designed to assist
you in the identification of client needs and the
decision making process of where to refer to meet
decision-making
these needs. The Guide is organized around the
Core Concepts. Included in the Guide are:
Screening Tool - meant to be used along
with your initial assessment and once each
subsequent trimester
• Decision Trees - to help guide you
through some fairly complex existing critical
pathways to community services
• Topical Index - a list of agency programs
for identified needs
• Alphabetical Listing of Agencies - a
description of services offered by each
agency.
•
Special ThanksSpecial
to our thanks
Community
to: Partners.
Funding Provided by:
Healthy Start
ITCKent County Health Department
Kent County Health Department
Metropolitan
Metropolitan
HospitalHospital
Native American Community Services
Native
American
Community
Services:
Saint Mary’s
Health
Care
ITCHealth
Healthy
Start Project
Spectrum
Healthier
Communities
Strong Beginnings
Saintfor
Mary’s
Health
Task Force
Health
Care Care
for People of
Color
Spectrum Health Healthier Communities
Strong Beginnings
Task Force On Health Care
for People of Color
Also available on the web at:
www.healthykent.org
www.childresource.cc (click “Resources”)
Also available on the web at:
For comments
or more information, contact
www.healthykent.org
Healthy
Kent 2010 Infant Implementation
Team at
www.childresource.cc
(click “Resources”)
[email protected]
Table of Contents
Welcome .............................................................2
How to Use the Guide .......................................3
Table of Contents ...............................................3
Core Concepts ....................................................4
Screening Tool ......................................... 4, a & b
Decision Trees
Basic Needs: Food ..........................................5
Shelter/Housing..........................6
Utility Shut Off ...........................7
Dental Services ................................................8
Domestic Violence ...........................................9
Medical Care .................................................10
Mental Health................................................ 11
Social Support (Home Visiting Services) .......... 12
Substance Abuse ........................................... 13
Transportation (Medical) ................................ 14
Transportation (Non-medical) ......................... 15
Topical Index
Adoption ....................................................... 16
Basic Needs: Clothing ................................... 16
Food ........................................16
Shelter/Housing................... 16-17
Utilities ..................................... 17
Breast Feeding ............................................... 17
Cultural Specific Services ........................... 17-18
Dental Services ..............................................18
Domestic Violence .........................................18
Education:
Literacy ....................................18
Literacy with ESL Classes ..........18
Pregnancy and Parenting .......... 19
Family Planning .............................................. 19
Medical Care ................................................. 19
Mental Health........................................... 19-20
Nutrition ........................................................20
Social Support ..........................................20-21
Substance Abuse ........................................... 21
Transportation ............................................... 21
Transportation at a Glance ..............................22
Alphabetical Listing of Agencies .............. 23-60
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Core Concepts
(and Related Prenatal Services)
Mental Health and Counseling
Health
(See pages 11 & 19)
All pregnant women should:
Social
Support Services
• Be educated about the need and benefit of
(See pages 12 & 20)
early (first trimester) and consistent prenatal
Substance Abuse (ATOD)
care. Care providers should facilitate this
(See pages 13 & 21)
prenatal care in their facilities.
Transportation (See pages 14, 15 & 21)
• Have documentation of an accurate past
medical history including previous pregnancies Education
and complications, chronic illness, and All pregnant women should be:
communicable diseases.
• Assessed for the ability to comprehend
• Be assessed for adequate physical health
(including literacy challenges, language
(including dental and nutritional health), risk
barriers, learning disabilities) information
for sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS,
or care provided as a part of prenatal
and other vaginal infections.
care. Education should be consistent,
• Experience care that is nurturing, caring, noncomprehensive, accurate, and individualized
judgmental, and culturally sensitive.
to the pregnant woman’s need.
• Assessed for their interest in receiving
Medical Care (See pages 10 & 19)
information about child development and
Dental Services (See pages 8 & 18)
referrals to quality family support, parenting
Nutrition (See page 20)
education and early childhood education and
care.
Assessment
• Given counseling about family planning and
All pregnant women should be assessed for:
information about birth control options.
• Adequate social support, including the ability
• Informed that human milk is the preferred
to cope with stress and the presence or
feeding for all infants. Parents should be
history of abusive relationships.
provided with complete, current information
• Adequate resources for overcoming barriers
on the benefits and methods of breastfeeding
to accessing prenatal care, including financial
to ensure that the feeding decision is a fully
resources, transportation, knowledge of
informed one.
available resources, and basic human needs
• Offered appropriate treatment, resources,
(food, clothing, housing).
and referrals to ensure delivery of a healthy
• Adequate mental health, including the
infant.
presence of depression or potential for Post-
•
partum Depression.
Substance abuse, including alcohol, tobacco,
and other drugs.
Adoption
Basic Needs
Clothing (See page 16)
Food (See page 5 & 16)
Housing or Shelter (See page 6 & 16)
Utility Assistance (See page 7 & 17)
Domestic Violence (See page 9 & 18)
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Cultural Specific Services (See page 17)
Education
Literacy and Language (See page 18)
Pregnancy & Parenting (See page 18)
Family Planning (See page 19)
Breast Feeding (See page 17)
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4a
no
no
no
no
no
no
Thank you ! If you have comments or
questions please ask us.
_________________________________
27. Is there anything else you would like to
tell us?: ____________________________
yes
26. Does your partner use street drugs?
yes
25. In the month before you knew you were
pregnant, did you use any street drugs or drugs
not prescribed by your doctor?
yes
24. Does your partner use alcohol?
yes
23. Do you drink now?
more than 7 drinks per week
less than 7 drinks per week
did not drink then
22. In the month before you knew you were
pregnant how much beer/liquor/wine did you
drink?
yes
21. Does anyone smoke in your home or
workplace?
yes
20. Do you smoke now?
can be personalized here
doctor or clinic name, etc
�
THE HEALTH OF
YOU AND YOUR
BABY IS
IMPORTANT TO US. . .
4b
No
unhappy
not sure
less than a year
more than a year
4. How long has it been since you had a dental
cleaning and checkup.
None
Other
Clinic or office hours
Work hours
Cultural barriers
Understanding health care information
Finances – lack money to meet basic needs
Language barrier
Lack of health insurance
Child care
Transportation
3. Are there any barriers that keep you from
meeting your health care needs? If so, check
all that apply.
happy
2. How do you feel about this pregnancy now?
Yes
1. Was this a planned pregnancy?
putting an X in the box next to your
answer.
Please answer each question by
Taking a few minutes now to answer these
questions will help us provide you with the
care and services you need.
no
does not apply
no
not sure
medium
high
no
no
no
don’t know
no
not sure
0-2
past 12 months?
3 or more
12. How many times have you moved in the
yes
11. Is there someone you can count on to help
you during your pregnancy and with your new
baby?
yes
history of nerves, depression or other mental
health issues?
10. Do you or anyone in your family have a
yes
9. During the last two weeks have you had
little interest or pleasure in doing things you
used to enjoy?
yes
unhappy, sad, or hopeless?
8. During the last two weeks have you felt
low
7. How do you rate your current stress level?
yes
6. Do you plan to breastfeed this baby?
yes
5. Did you breastfeed any of your other
children?
no
sometimes
never
no
no
no
no
more than one pack
half to one pack
less than half a pack
I didn’t smoke then
19. In the month before you knew you were
pregnant how many cigarettes did you
smoke each day?
yes
18. Have you ever been emotionally,
physically or sexually abused?
yes
17. Within the last year has anyone forced you
to engage in sexual activities that made you feel
uncomfortable?
yes
16. Within the last year, have you been hit,
kicked, slapped, or otherwise physically hurt by
someone?
yes
15. Are you in a relationship with anyone who
threatens you, yells at you, or tries to control
you?
always
14. Do you have enough food for your family?
yes
13. Do you currently have any housing
concerns?
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Adoption
Bethany Christian Services
Birth Parent Counseling ................. (616) 224-7610 .......... Pg. 27
Catholic Social Services
Adoption Services–Infants ............. (616) 456-1443 .......... Pg. 28
D.A. Blodgett Services for Children and Families
Adoption Services ......................... (616) 451-2021 ........... Pg. 32
Michigan Indian Child Welfare Agency
..................................................... (616) 454-9221 .......... Pg. 47
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
..................................................... (888) 251-0075 .......... Pg. 48
Basic Needs—Food (See decision tree on page 5)
Abundant Life Ministries ............. (616) 475-0009 ......... Pg. 23
All County Churches Emergency Support System
(ACCESS) ..................................... (616) 774-2175........... Pg. 23
Area Community Service Employment and Training Council
(ACSET) ......................................... (616) 336-4100 ..... Pg. 25-26
Baxter Community Center. .......... (616) 456-8593 .......... Pg. 26
Baxter Neighborhood Association
..................................................... (616) 247-9550 .......... Pg. 26
Catholic Human Development Outreach (CHDO)
Capitol Lunch. ............................... (616) 454-4110 .......... Pg. 28
City View Church .......................... (616) 235-1533 .......... Pg. 31
Dégagé Ministries ........................ (616) 454-1661 .......... Pg. 33
Guiding Light Mission .................. (616) 454-0236.......... Pg. 39
Basic Needs—Clothing
ACCESS-6 ....................................... (616) 949-1360 .......... Pg. 23
Heart of West Michigan United Way — 2-1-1
..................................................... 211 or (616) 459-2255 . Pg. 39
All County Churches Emergency Support System
(ACCESS) ..................................... (616) 774-2175........... Pg. 23
Kent County Health Department
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women-Infant-Children (WIC). ..... (616) 632-7200 .......... Pg. 42
Alpha Women’s Center................ (616) 459-9955 ..... Pg. 23-24
Latin American Services............... (616) 336-4018 .......... Pg. 44
Awesome Options Pregnancy Support Center
..................................................... (616) 667-2200 .......... Pg. 26
Mel Trotter Ministries .................. (616) 454-8249 .....Pg. 45-46
Baxter Neighborhood Association
..................................................... (616) 247-9550 .......... Pg. 26
City View Church .......................... (616) 235-1533 .......... Pg. 31
Belding Community Clothing Center
..................................................... (616) 794-4343............... Pg.
Heart of West Michigan United Way
..................................................... (616) 459-6281 .......... Pg. 39
Help Pregnancy Crisis Aid ............ (616) 459-9139 .......... Pg. 40
In the Image ................................. (616) 456-7474 .......... Pg. 41
Latin American Services............... (616) 336-4018 .......... Pg. 44
North End Community Ministry.. (616) 454-1097 .... Pg. 48-49
North Kent Service Center .......... (616) 866-3478 .......... Pg. 49
Mich. Dept. of Human Services (DHS) - Kent County Office
Food Stamps/Expedited Food Stamps
. .................................................... (616) 247-6000 .......... Pg. 47
North End Community Ministry.. (616) 454-1097 .... Pg. 48-49
North Kent Service Center .......... (616) 866-3478 .......... Pg. 49
Saint Vincent DePaul Thrift Store
..................................................... (616) 452-1408 .......... Pg. 53
Salvation Army (The) - Booth Family Services
Emergency Assistance Program. .... (616) 459-9468.......... Pg. 53
South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM)
Food Distribution. ......................... (616) 452-7684 .......... Pg. 54
United Church Outreach Ministry
..................................................... (616) 241-4006 .......... Pg. 57
Pregnancy Resource Center ........ (616) 456-6873.......... Pg. 51
..................................................... (616) 261-0014 .......... Pg. 51
Saint Mary’s Pregnancy Crisis Center
..................................................... (616) 897-9393 .......... Pg. 53
Basic Needs—Shelter/Housing (See decision tree on page 6)
Alpha Women’s Center................ (616) 459-9955 ..... Pg. 23-24
Saint Vincent DePaul Thrift Store
..................................................... (616) 452-1408 .......... Pg. 53
American Red Cross of West Central Michigan
Basic Needs - Emergency............... (616) 456-8661 .......... Pg. 24
Salvation Army Family Store ....... (616) 452-3133........... Pg. 54
Arbor Circle Corporation
Homeless Youth Services. .............. (616) 456-7775 .......... Pg. 25
The Bridge. ................................... (616) 456-7775 .......... Pg. 25
South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM)
Food Distribution. ......................... (616) 452-3133......Pg. 54-55
..................................................... (616) 452-7684 .....Pg. 54-55
United Church Outreach Ministry
..................................................... (616) 241-4006 .......... Pg. 57
Women’s Health Boutique .......... (616) 364-5431 .......... Pg. 59
Area Community Service Employment and Training Council
(ACSET) ......................................... (616) 336-4100 ..... Pg. 25-26
Baxter Neighborhood Association
..................................................... (616) 247-9550 .......... Pg. 26
Catholic Human Development Outreach (CHDO)
Casa De La Paz. ............................. (616) 235-1533 .......... Pg. 28
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Community Rebuilders
Emergency Housing Alternative. .... (616) 458-5102 .......... Pg. 31
RISE, and Shelter + Care.. .............. (616) 458-5102 ..... Pg. 31-32
Creston Neighborhood Association
..................................................... (616) 454-7900 .......... Pg. 32
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids
Liz’s House. ................................... (616) 454-9390 .......... Pg. 34
My Sister’s House. ......................... (616) 454-9390 .......... Pg. 34
Freedom House Ministries ........... (616) 774-8606 .......... Pg. 36
Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation
..................................................... (616) 988-2897 .......... Pg. 36
Grand Rapids - Housing Commission
Family Self-Sufficiency Program., and Hope Community
Transitional Housing. ..................... (616) 235-2600 .......... Pg. 37
Grand Rapids Urban League ....... (616) 245-2207 .......... Pg. 38
Foreclosure Prevention
Greater Grand Rapids Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
..................................................... (616) 475-5220 .......... Pg. 39
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
..................................................... (616) 774-2431 .......... Pg. 39
Heart of West Michigan United Way
..................................................... (616) 459-6281 .......... Pg. 39
Home Repair Services .................. (616) 241-2601........... Pg. 40
Hope Community Transitional Housing Program
..................................................... (616) 235-2600 .......... Pg. 40
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
Homestart Mortgage Program. ..... (616) 459-9139 .......... Pg. 41
Latin American Services............... (616) 336-4018 .......... Pg. 44
North County Teen Parenting Services.
..................................................... (616) 456-7775 .......... Pg. 25
Area Community Service Employment and Training Council
(ACSET) ......................................... (616) 336-4100 ..... Pg. 25-26
Heart of West Michigan United Way
..................................................... (616) 459-6281 .......... Pg. 39
Latin American Services............... (616) 336-4018 .......... Pg. 44
Michigan Dept. of Human Services - Kent County Office
State Emergency Relief (SER). .......... (616) 247-6000 .......... Pg. 47
Salvation Army (The) - Booth Family Services
Emergency Assistance Program. .... (616) 459-9468.......... Pg. 53
Steepletown Neighborhood Services
..................................................... (616) 451-4215........... Pg. 56
Breasfeeding
Kent County Health Department
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women-Infant-Children (WIC).
Lactation Consultant ..................... (616) 632-7058 .......... Pg. 42
La Leche League of Grand Rapids (LLL)
..................................................... (616) 752-8300 .......... Pg. 44
Metropolitan Hospital
Breast-Feeding Class., Breast-Feeding Support Group., and
Lactation Services.......................... (616) 252-7200 .......... Pg. 46
Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service
- Kent County (Kent/MSU Extension)
Breast Feeding Initiative (BFI)......... (616) 336-3265 .......... Pg. 48
Saint Mary’s Health Care Family Education Services
Breast-Feeding and Back to Work Breast-Feeding.
Lactation Services.......................... (616) 752-6090 .......... Pg. 52
Mel Trotter Ministries .................. (616) 454-8249 .....Pg. 45-46
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Campus
Breast Feeding/Lactation Services..(616) 391-1774 ........... Pg. 55
Mich. Dept. of Human Services (DHS) - Kent County Office
Family Independence Program (FIP).
State Emergency Relief (SER). ........ (616) 247-6000 .......... Pg. 47
Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities
Breastfeeding Your Baby: Information and Support for Success.
..................................................... (616) 391-5000 .......... Pg. 56
Salvation Army (The) - Booth Family Services
Emergency Assistance Program., Family Lodge., HAP Homeless
Assistance Program., Kindred Transitional Housing., Pregnant
and Parenting Teen Program., and Teen Living Center.
..................................................... (616) 459-9468.....Pg. 53-54
Women’s Health Boutique .......... (616) 364-5431 .......... Pg. 59
Steepletown Neighborhood Services
..................................................... (616) 451-4215........... Pg. 56
Thresholds .................................... (616) 774-0853 .......... Pg. 57
Westown Jubilee Housing ........... (616) 458-4841.......... Pg. 59
YWCA of Grand Rapids (YWCA)
Project H.E.A.L. (Housing, Employment, Advocacy,
Legal Services)............................... (616) 459-4681 .....Pg. 59-60
Basic Needs—Utilities (See decision tree on page 7)
ACCESS-6 ....................................... (616) 949-1360 .......... Pg. 23
Arbor Circle Corporation
Cultural Specific Services
Asian Center of West Michigan (The)
..................................................... (616) 331-6592 .......... Pg. 26
Associated Language Consultants
..................................................... (616) 356-3515 .......... Pg. 26
Bethany Christian Services
Refugee Outreach and Referral (ROAR).
..................................................... (616) 224-7610 .......... Pg. 27
Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Native American Ministry.
Cuenta Conmigo. .......................... (616) 243-0491 .......... Pg. 28
Proyecto Socorro
Catholic Human Development Outreach (CHDO)
Immigration Advocacy and Assistance.
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..................................................... (616) 248-3030 .......... Pg. 28
Domestic Violence (See decision tree on page 9)
Arbor Circle Corporation
Domestic Violence Intervention Program.
..................................................... (616) 456-7775 .......... Pg. 25
Catholic Social Services
Counseling Services to the Spanish-Speaking.
..................................................... (616) 456-1443 ..... Pg. 28-29
Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids
Cuenta Conmigo. .......................... (616) 356-6247 .......... Pg. 28
DEAF, Etc. ...................................... (616) 732-7358 .......... Pg. 33
Kent County Prosecutors Office .. (616) 632-5400 .......... Pg. 42
Disability Advocates of Kent County
..................................................... (616) 949-1100 .......... Pg. 33
Michigan 17th Circuit Court - Family Division
..................................................... (616) 632-5067 .......... Pg. 46
Diversity Counseling and Therapy Center
Counseling for Spanish-Speaking Community.
..................................................... (616) 451-1965 ........... Pg. 34
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Outpatient Services. ...................... (616) 455-5000 ..... Pg. 50-51
Grand Rapids Public Schools Adult and Community
Education (GRPS) ......................... (616) 819-2622 .......... Pg. 38
Grand Valley American Indian Lodge (G.V.A.I.L.)
..................................................... (616) 364-4697 ......... Pg. 39
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
..................................................... (616) 742-0200 .......... Pg. 40
Huron Potawatomi ...................... (616) 249-0159 .....Pg. 40-41
Latin American Services............... (616) 336-4018 .......... Pg. 44
Mich. Dept. of Human Services (DHS) - Kent County Office
Indian Outreach Program. ............. (616) 247-6000 .......... Pg. 47
Michigan Indian Child Welfare Agency Grand Rapids Office
..................................................... (616) 454-9221 .......... Pg. 47
Native American Community Services (NACS)
..................................................... (616) 458-4078 .......... Pg. 48
Project Rehab
Hispanic Services. .......................... (616) 776-0891 .......... Pg. 51
Roosevelt Park Ministries (RPM) .. (616) 475-5881 .......... Pg. 52
Saint Mary’s Health Care Community Health Centers
Clinica Santa Maria Health Center... (616) 913-8400 .......... Pg. 53
Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities
Spanish Child Birth Education ......... (616) 391-5000 .......... Pg. 56
Steepletown Center ..................... (616) 451-4215........... Pg. 56
Voices for Health .......................... (616) 233-6505 .......... Pg. 58
Wordbridge .................................. (616) 738-8887 ......... Pg. 59
Relief After Violent Encounter - Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE)
..................................................... (800) 720-7233 .... Pg. 51-52
Safe Haven Ministries
Ramoth House. ............................. (616) 452-6664 .......... Pg. 52
Legal Aid of Western Michigan ....... (616) 774-0672 .......... Pg. 59
YWCA of Grand Rapids (YWCA)
YWCA Domestic Violence Services.
Project H.E.A.L. (Housing, Employment,
Advocacy, Legal Services). ............. (616) 459-4652 .....Pg. 59-60
Education Literacy
Caledonia Resource Center ......... (616) 891-8117 ........... Pg. 27
Godfrey Lee Public School
High School Completion and GED.
Vision Quest High School. ............. (616) 241-4722 .....Pg. 36-37
Grand Rapids Public Schools Adult and Community
Education (GRPS) ......................... (616) 819-2622 .......... Pg. 38
Grand Rapids Public Schools Park School (GRPS)
..................................................... (616) 819-2000 .......... Pg. 38
Grandville Public Schools............. (616) 254-6550 .......... Pg. 39
Kentwood Community Education Center
..................................................... (616) 261-6166 .... Pg. 43-44
United Methodist Community House
..................................................... (616) 452-3226 .......... Pg. 58
WORD Project (Writing Opportunities Reading Discoveries)
..................................................... (616) 458-0871 .......... Pg. 59
Dental Services (See decision tree on page 8)
Baxter Community Center
Wholistic Health Clinic................... (616) 456-5310 .......... Pg. 26
Education Literacy with ESL classes
Davenport University .................. (616) 451-3511 ........... Pg. 32
Cherry Street Health Services
Belknap Commons Health Center, Cherry Street Health Center,
Ferguson Dental Center, and Westside Health Center.
..................................................... (616) 235-7272 .....Pg. 29-30
Godfrey Lee Public School
English As A Second Language. .... (616) 241-4722 .......... Pg. 36
Grand Rapids Community College
..................................................... (616) 234-4722 ..... Pg. 37-38
Grand Rapids Public Schools Hispanic Institute (GRPS)
..................................................... (616) 819-2000 .......... Pg. 38
Saint Mary’s Health Care Community Health Centers
Clinica Santa Maria Health Center... (616) 913-8400 .......... Pg. 53
Grand Rapids Public Schools West Middle School (GRPS)
..................................................... (616) 819-2000 .......... Pg. 38
Godwin Heights Public Schools... (616) 252-2040 .......... Pg. 37
Kent County Literacy Council ...... (616) 459-5151........... Pg. 42
Roosevelt Park Ministries ............ (616) 475-5881 .......... Pg. 52
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Arbor Circle Corporation
Infant Toddler Development Services.
North County Teen Parenting Services.
..................................................... (616) 456-7775 .......... Pg. 25
Bethel Pentecostal Church ......... (616) 454-5654 .......... Pg. 27
Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
.................................................... (616) 455-8078 .......... Pg. 27
Caledonia Resource Center ......... (616) 891-8117 ........... Pg. 27
Catholic Social Services
Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services.
..................................................... (616) 456-1443 .......... Pg. 28
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Cedar Springs, Kent City School, & Sparta School Parents As Teachers
. .................................................... (616) 696-1204 .......... Pg. 29
..................................................... (616) 475-5881 ..... Pg. 52-53
South End Community Outreach Ministries (SECOM)
Teen Mothers Program and Parenting Classes.
..................................................... (616) 452-7684 .....Pg. 54-55
Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities
Spanish Childbirth Education. ........ (616) 391-5000 .......... Pg. 56
Family Planning
Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan
..................................................... (616) 774-7005 .......... Pg. 51
Medical Care (See decision tree on page 10)
Baxter Community Center
Wholistic Health Clinic................... (616) 456-8593 .......... Pg. 26
Catherine’s Care Center Neighborhood Health Services
..................................................... (616) 336-8800 .... Pg. 27-28
Family Links .................................. (616) 225-1776 .......... Pg. 34
Cherry Street Health Services
Belknap Commons Health Center.
Cherry Street Health Center.
Salvation Army Booth Clinic.
Westside Health Center.
..................................................... (616) 235-7272 .....Pg. 29-30
Family Outreach Center
Parenting Initiatives. ...................... (616) 247-3815........... Pg. 35
Health Intervention Services
..................................................... (616) 475-8446 ......... Pg. 39
Franciscan Life Process Center .... (616) 897-7842 .....Pg. 35-36
Kent County Health Department
Immunizations Clinics.
Public Health Clinics. ..................... (616) 632-7020 ..... Pg. 41-42
Child and Family Resource Council
..................................................... (616) 454-4673 ......... Pg. 30
Godwin Heights Public Schools... (616) 235-0455 .......... Pg. 37
Grand Rapids REACH ................... (616) 241-4722 .......... Pg. 38
Home Repair Services .................. (616) 241-2601........... Pg. 40
Mich. Dept. of Human Services (DHS) - Kent County Office
Medicaid Assistance (MA). ............ (616) 247-6000 .......... Pg. 47
Kent County Health Department
Kent County Healthy Start. ............ (616) 632-7021 .......... Pg. 41
Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan
..................................................... (616) 774-7005 .......... Pg. 51
Kent Intermediate School District (KISD)
..................................................... (616) 364-1333 .......... Pg. 43
Pregnancy Resource Center ........ (616) 261-0014 .......... Pg. 51
Kentwood Community Education Center
..................................................... (616) 261-6166 .... Pg. 43-44
Saint Mary’s Health Care Community Health Centers
Browning Claytor Health Center.. .. (616) 913-8300 .......... Pg. 53
Clinica Santa Maria Health Center... (616) 913-8400 .......... Pg. 53
Life Guidance Services
Single Parenting Class. .................. (616) 774-0633 .......... Pg. 44
Saint Mary’s Pregnancy Crisis Center
..................................................... (616) 897-9393 .......... Pg. 53
Lowell Area Schools ..................... (616) 897-8415 .......... Pg. 45
Salvation Army (The) - Booth Family Services
Health and Dental Clinic. ............... (616) 459-9468.......... Pg. 54
Madison Square Christian Reformed Church
Parenting Classes. ......................... (616) 245-7791 .......... Pg. 45
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
..................................................... (800) 968-DIME......... Pg. 45
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Campus
..................................................... (616) 771-7444 .......... Pg. 55
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Campus
..................................................... (616) 391-1774 ........... Pg. 55
Metropolitan Hospital
Beginning With Baby.
Childbirth Education...................... (616) 252-7200 .......... Pg. 46
Mental Health (See decision tree on page 11)
Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service
- Kent County (Kent/MSU Extension)
Building Strong Families.
Families In Touch (FIT). .................. (616) 475-5881 .......... Pg. 48
Arbor Circle Corporation
Counseling Services. ...................... (616) 456-7775 ..... Pg. 24-25
North End Community Ministry.. (616) 454-1097 .... Pg. 48-49
ACAC INC. ..................................... (616) 957-5850 .......... Pg. 23
Partners in Parenting ................... (616) 459-2578 .......... Pg. 49
Baxter Community Center
Counseling Center. ........................ (616) 456-8593 .......... Pg. 26
Restorer’s Inc. ............................... (616) 243-1984 .......... Pg. 52
Bethany Christian Services
Saint Mary’s Health Care Family Education Services
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Family Counseling. ........................ (616) 224-7610 .......... Pg. 27
Catholic Social Services
Counseling Services.
Counseling Services to the Spanish-Speaking.
Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services.
..................................................... (616) 456-1443 ..... Pg. 28-29
Cherry Street Health Services
Westside Health Center - CHOICES FOR ADOLESCENT FEMALES.
Westside Health Center - CHOICES FOR WOMEN.
..................................................... (616) 235-1480 .......... Pg. 30
Therapy Clinic (The) ..................... (616) 949-3335 .......... Pg. 57
Touchstone Innovare ................... (616) 459-0255 .......... Pg. 57
West Michigan Caregivers Alliance
..................................................... (616) 235-8501 .......... Pg. 59
Western Michigan University ...... (616) 771-4171........... Pg. 59
YWCA of Grand Rapids (YWCA)
YWCA Sexual Assault Program. .... (616) 459-4681 .....Pg. 59-60
Nutrition
Christian Counseling Center ....... (616) 956-1122 .......... Pg. 30
Kent County Health Department
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women-Infant-Children (WIC). ..... (616) 632-7200 .......... Pg. 42
Community Counseling and Personal Growth Ministry
..................................................... (616) 456-1586 .......... Pg. 31
Metropolitan Hospital
Nutrition Services. ......................... (616) 252-7200 .......... Pg. 46
network 180.................................. (616) 336-3535 .......... Pg. 31
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy
Pastoral Counseling.
Social Work / Case Management. .. (616) 454-4925 .......... Pg. 32
Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service
- Kent County (Kent/MSU Extension)
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Family Nutrition Program (FNP). .... (616) 336-3265 .....Pg. 47-48
D.A. Blodgett Services for Children and Families
Pregnancy Counseling Services. ..... (616) 451-2021 ........... Pg. 32
Saint Mary’s Health Care Family Education Services
. .................................................... (616) 752-6090 .......... Pg. 52
Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan
Educational Issues Conflict Resolution Services.
..................................................... (616) 774-0121 .......... Pg. 33
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Campus
Nutrition Services. ......................... (616) 774-7444 .......... Pg. 55
Diversity Counseling and Therapy Center
Child and Family Counseling.
Counseling for Spanish-Speaking Community.
..................................................... (616) 451-1965 ........... Pg. 34
Family Harmony ........................... (616) 459-5712 .......... Pg. 34
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Campus
Nutrition Services. ......................... (616) 391-1774 ........... Pg. 55
Social Support (See decision tree on page 12)
Family Management Services ...... (616) 452-4044.......... Pg. 34
AL-ANON, ALATEEN, and ALATEEN Junior
..................................................... (616) 257-8089 .......... Pg. 23
Family Outreach Center ............... (616) 247-3815........... Pg. 35
Alpha Women’s Center................ (616) 459-9955 ..... Pg. 23-24
Family Talk
Family Wellness. ............................ (616) 245-5795 .......... Pg. 35
Arbor Circle
Kent County Healthy Start In-Home Family Support Services.
Forest View Hospital .................... (616) 942-9610 .......... Pg. 35
..................................................... (616) 456-6571 .......... Pg. 30
Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation
..................................................... (616) 456-1178........... Pg. 35
Chatholic Social Services
Keny County Healthy Start............. (616) 456-1443 .......... Pg. 30
Franciscan Life Process Center .... (616) 897-7842 .....Pg. 35-36
Celebrate Recovery of Michigan .. (616) 361-6014 .......... Pg. 29
Life Guidance Services
Behavioral Health Counseling. ....... (616) 774-0633 .......... Pg. 44
Celestial Light Centre for Attitudinal Healing
..................................................... (616) 456-8481.......... Pg. 29
Lutheran Child and Family Service of Michigan
Outpatient Counseling Services.
Therapy for Children, Teen, and Adult Victims of Sexual Abuse.
..................................................... (616) 281-4601 .......... Pg. 45
Cherry Street Health Services
Westside Health Center. ................ (616) 235-1480 .......... Pg. 30
Native American Community Services
Mental Health/Wellness Services. .. (616) 458-4078 .......... Pg. 48
Other Way Ministries (The) ......... (616) 454-4011 .......... Pg. 49
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Outpatient Services. ...................... (616) 455-9200 ..... Pg. 50-51
Relief After Violent Encounter - Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE)
..................................................... (616) 527-3351...... Pg. 51-52
Samaritan Center of West Michigan
..................................................... (616) 975-0756 .......... Pg. 54
D.A. Blodgett Services for Children and Families
Sisters In Support. ......................... (616) 451-2021 ........... Pg. 32
Family Talk
Girl Talk......................................... (616) 245-5795 .......... Pg. 35
Gerontology Network
Traveling Grannies and Grandpas/Foster Grandparents
..................................................... (616) 456-6135 .......... Pg. 36
Good News Community............... (616) 831-2603 .......... Pg. 37
Heartside Ministry ....................... (616) 235-7211 .... Pg. 39-40
Help Pregnancy Crisis Aid ............ (616) 459-9139 .......... Pg. 40
Steepletown Center ..................... (616) 451-4215........... Pg. 56
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Jubilee Jobs .................................. (616) 774-9944 .......... Pg. 41
Kent County Health Department
Kent County Healthy Start. ............. (616) 632-7021 .......... Pg. 42
Maternal Infant Health Program
Nurse-Family Partnership. .............. (616) 632-7058 .......... Pg. 42
Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care
(Kent Regional 4C) ....................... (616) 451-8281 .......... Pg. 43
Bethany Christian Services .......... (616) 224-7610 .......... Pg. 27
Celebrate Recovery of Michigan .. (616) 361-6014 .......... Pg. 29
network 180.................................. (616) 336-3535 .......... Pg. 31
Family Outreach Center
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services.
..................................................... (616) 247-3815........... Pg. 35
Freedom House Ministries ........... (616) 774-8606 .......... Pg. 36
Heartside Ministry ....................... (616) 235-7211 .... Pg. 39-40
Kentwood Community Church ... (616) 455-1740 .......... Pg. 43
Kent County Health Department
Tobacco Free for Good. ................. (616) 975-0123 .......... Pg. 42
Madison Square Christian Reformed Church
Prenatal and Parenting Support Group.
..................................................... (616) 245-7791 .......... Pg. 45
Life Guidance Services
Behavioral Health Counseling.
AHSE- Alcohol Highway. ............... (616) 774-0633 .......... Pg. 44
Mich. Dept. of Human Services (DHS)- Kent County Office
Independent Living Services (Home Help Program).
..................................................... (616) 247-6300 .......... Pg. 47
Native American Community Services
Substance Abuse Prevention Services.
..................................................... (616) 458-4078 .......... Pg. 48
Native American Community Services
Maajtaag Mnobmaadzid (Michigan’s Inter-Tribal
Council Healthy Start).................... (616) 458-4078 .......... Pg. 48
Our Hope Association .................. (616) 451-2039 .......... Pg. 49
Project Rehab
Women’s Recovery Center. ............ (616) 776-0891 .......... Pg. 51
Pathfinder Resources
DeMey Center Outpatient Services.
Women’s Services. ........................ (616) 242-6400 .......... Pg. 49
Restorer’s Inc. ............................... (616) 243-1984 .......... Pg. 52
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Outpatient Services. ...................... (616) 455-9200 ..... Pg. 50-51
Saint Mary’s Pregnancy Crisis Center
..................................................... (616) 897-9393 .......... Pg. 53
Project Rehab
Hispanic Services. .......................... (616) 776-0891 .......... Pg. 51
Salvation Army (The) - Booth Family Services
Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program.
..................................................... (616) 459-9468.......... Pg. 54
Relief After Violent Encounter - Ionia/Montcalm, Inc. (RAVE)
..................................................... (616) 527-3351...... Pg. 51-52
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Campus
S.O.S. (Sharing Our Sorrows)......... (616) 774-7444 .......... Pg. 55
Spectrum Health - Community Partners
MOMS/Parent to Parent Program .. (616) 391-3628 .......... Pg. 55
Strong Beginnings ........................ (616) 331-5838 .......... Pg. 56
Thresholds .................................... (616) 774-0853 .......... Pg. 57
Unlimited Alternatives, Inc. ........ (616) 235-9529 .......... Pg. 58
Volunteers in Service ................... (616) 459-7500 .......... Pg. 58
Women’s Resource Center .............. (616) 458-5443.......... Pg. 58
Substance Abuse (See decision tree on page 13)
ACAC INC. ..................................... (616) 957-5850 .......... Pg. 23
AL-ANON, ALATEEN, and ALATEEN Junior
..................................................... (616) 257-8089 .......... Pg. 23
Alcoholics Anonymous - Kent County
..................................................... (616) 913-9216 .......... Pg. 23
American Lung Association of Michigan - Grand Valley
Region (ALA of Michigan) ........... (616) 942-0513 .......... Pg. 24
Arbor Circle Corporation
Adolescent Substance Abuse Services.
AOS of Arbor Circle.
AOS of Arbor Circle - Women’s Group.
Mission Inn Services. ..................... (616) 456-7775 ..... Pg. 24-25
Salvation Army (The) - Turning Point
..................................................... (616) 742-0351 .......... Pg. 54
Wedgewood Christian Services .. (616) 942-2110 ......Pg. 58-59
Transportation (See decision tree on page 14 & 15)
American Red Cross of West Central Michigan
..................................................... (616) 456-8661 .......... Pg. 24
Fish for My People (GRACE) ........ (616) 774-2045 ......... Pg. 35
Hope Network of West Michigan
..................................................... (616) 248-5900 .......... Pg. 40
Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities
..................................................... (616) 391-5000 .....Pg. 55-56
The RAPID (ITP) (GRATA)
Fixed Route, GO! Bus, PASS, The Rapid Travel Training Program
..................................................... (616) 456-7514 .......... Pg. 57
Guide to the Pregnancy Resource Guide
What the symbols mean:
: New Listing
: Wheelchair accessible
: Accessible to those with visual impairments
: Accessible to those with hearing impairments
: On the RAPID bus route
: Directory of services available
: Written material about agency available
: Multilingual staff available;
language(s) in parentheses
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ACSET – (616) 696-2150, 336-4186, 336-4016 or 336-4018 – pg. 25-26
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Amtrak – 1-800-872-7245
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AIDS Care Network – (616) 774-2177
American Cancer Society – (616) 364-6121
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ABUNDANT LIFE MINISTRIES
(616) 475-0009 / (616) 248-4124
www.ablm.org
1721 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9-4, M-TH; 9-Noon, F
Mobile and Emergency Food Pantries. Distributes food
in two programs: Mobile Food Pantry is bi-monthly food
distribution, usually the 2nd and 4th Friday of month from
4:30 until the food is gone; call for locations. Emergency Food
Pantry is one time per month. Hours are 12-3, T, W & TH.
[email protected]
Program hours: Mobile Food Pantry opens at 4:30 usually
2nd and 4th Friday of month. Emergency Food Pantry is once
a month. Application: Income, proof of residency (bill within
last 30 days), and current ID (Michigan ID or driver’s license),
ID, Social Security Number. Eligibility: Family size and family
income. Referrals are good but not required. Other: Need to
bring bags or boxes to carry food from Mobile Food Pantry.
Area served: Eastern/Alger/Division/Hall.
Contact: Michelle Figures (616) 475-0009 [email protected]
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ACAC INC.
(616) 957-5850
3949 Sparks Dr. SE, Suite 103, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 9-5, M-F, evening appointments available.
Provides outpatient assessments and counseling for mental
health and substance abuse. Services include individual (ages
12-adult) and family counseling. Also offers services at 945-B
W. Broadway, in Muskegon, phone (231) 755-9978 for more
information. (This is a for-profit agency).
Program hours: 9-5, M-F, evening appointments available.
Application: Call to schedule appointment, Insurance card.
Fees/Insurance: Call for information. Covered by most
insurance. Other: JCAHO accreditation since 1984.
Area served: Grand Rapids and Lakeshore area.
      (Italian, Dutch)
ACCESS-6
(616) 949-1360
2829 Thornapple River Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Main hours: 8-4, M-F
Access 6 - Second Mile House. Provides basic needs assistance
in two programs: Second Mile House provides clothing three
times per year. ACCESS-6 provides financial assistance (rent,
utilities, medical, repairs, car insurance and other payments).
Program hours: By appointment. Application: Referrals from
caseworkers, county health nurses and area ministries. Area
served: Ada, Alto/Bowne, Caledonia, Cascade, Lowell and
Vergennes townships.
ADOPTIVE FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK
(616) 458-7945 / (616) 458-7608 (Warmline)
www.afsn.org
233 E. Fulton St., Suite 108, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-3, M-F
Offers grass-roots, parent-to-parent support, information, and
referral resources for adoptive families. Provides a non-crisis
telephone service (Warm line: 616/458-7608), a quarterly
newsletter, a web page, information packets to new adoptive
parents, a mentoring program, and a support group.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Varies, depending on program. Area served:
Western Michigan. Contact: Janice Fonger (616) 458-7945
[email protected]
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AL-ANON, ALATEEN, AND ALATEEN JUNIOR
(616) 257-8089 / (616) 538-3664
Main hours: Call for details
Offers free groups to share experiences, strength and hope in
solving problems. For family members and close friends affected
by someone else’s drinking. Alanon for adults, Alateen for ages
13-21, Alateen Junior for ages 8-12. Anonymity is guarded at all
times. Various locations.
Toll-free: (888) 4AL-ANON.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days/week answering service.
Call for meeting times and places. Fees/Insurance: Donations
appreciated. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Nina
Hoeksema (616) 538-3664
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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - KENT COUNTY
(616) 913-9216
www.grandrapidsaa.org
1539 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Provides fellowship of men, women, and teenagers who share
their experiences and help each other to stay sober and recover
from alcoholism. The goal is to find a satisfying life-style without
the use of alcohol. A.A. does not keep membership files and
one is able to maintain as much anonymity as s/he wishes.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Donations appreciated.
Area served: Kent County.
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ALL COUNTY CHURCHES EMERGENCY SUPPORT
SYSTEM (ACCESS)
(616) 774-2175
www.accessconnects.org
207 E. Fulton St., 4th Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F
Food Pantry Network of Kent County. Provides listing of all
key food pantry site locations in Kent County. Also provides
information on clothing pantries.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Proof of
address and number in household. Eligibility: Persons in
need of food. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Marsha
DeHollander
(616) 774-2175 ext. 103 [email protected]
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ALPHA WOMEN’S CENTER
(616) 459-9955
www.alphawomenscenter.org
1055 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 2-7, M; 2-5, TU-F
Services include free pregnancy testing, information about
alternatives to abortion, STDs, and fetal development. Clothing
and supplies for children 0-24 months, and maternity clothing
are also available. Walk-ins welcome for free pregnancy testing.
All other services require an appointment. There are also
locations in Greenville, Hastings, Newaygo and Wayland.
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Program hours: 9:30-4, M-F. Application: None, Picture ID.
Area served: Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Walker,
and Wyoming. Email: [email protected]
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Pregnancy Care Center. Provides free pregnancy testing,
birthing classes, and information about alternatives to abortion,
STDs, and fetal development. Clothing and supplies for children
0-4 toddler. Maternity clothing is also available. Walk-ins
welcome for free pregnancy testing. All other services require
an appointment.
90 N. Main St., Cedar Springs.
[email protected]
Program hours: 2-7, M; 2-5, TU-F. Application: None, Picture
ID. Area served: Northern Kent County and nearby counties.
Contact: Lorrie Shelton (616) 696-2616
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AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN
GRAND VALLEY REGION (ALA of Michigan)
(616) 942-0513 / (517) 484-4541
www.alam.org
2815 Michigan St. NE, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 9-4, M-F
Provides programs whose priorities include asthma, tobacco
prevention and air quality. In addition, ALA of Michigan funds
lung disease research both at academic institutions within
Michigan and at the national level. Advocacy, as it relates to
public health and environmental initiatives, remains central to
ALA of Michigan’s mission.
Toll-free: (800) LUNG-USA.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F, or by appointment.
Other: Call 800-548-8252 for free counseling with ALA’s
Registered Nurses, Registered Therapists and Quit-Smoking
Specialists. Area served: Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Kent,
Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ottawa, St. Joseph, VanBuren,
Cass, Barry, Branch and Kalamazoo counties.
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AMERICAN RED CROSS OF WEST CENTRAL MICHIGAN
(616) 456-8661
www.redcrosswcm.org
1050 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Basic Needs - Emergency. Assists disaster victims with their
immediate food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. Provides
emergency communication between members of the armed
forces and their family members back home. May have some
emergency transportation funds available. Provides tracing
services for refugees and other displaced persons throughout
the world who have been separated from their families by
conflict or natural disaster.
Toll-free: (800) 482-2411.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: ID. Eligibility:
Victim of disaster or an emergency message that needs to
be relayed to a service person; no age, income or residency
requirements. Fees/Insurance: No fees for emergency services
or service to military. Area served: Barry, Ionia, Kent, and
Montcalm counties.
      (Spanish) Arrangements for other
languages.
Transportation Services. Provides free rides to and from
medical and social service appointments in Kent County for
senior, low income, and handicapped individuals. Must not
qualify for GO Bus services.
Toll-free: (800) 482-2411
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-4, M-F. Switchboard - 8:30-4, MF. Appointments scheduled - 8-3, M-F. Eligibility: Income
requirements, call for details. Area served: Kent County.
    
ARBOR CIRCLE CORPORATION
(616) 456-7775
www.arborcircle.org
1115 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Adolescent Substance Abuse Services. Provides a service for
adolescents ages 12-17 who have been involved in alcohol or
other drug related usages. Family therapy, therapy with young
children also provided.
1331 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-4, F. Application: Proof of
income. Eligibility: Ages 12-17. Fees/Insurance: Accept
Blue Cross, Medicaid, Medicare, BCN, Priority Health, PPOM
and private insurance. Sliding fee scale. Area served: Kent
County. Contact: Rog Wiegers (616) 459-7215 [email protected]
    
AOS of Arbor Circle. Offers outpatient and intensive outpatient
counseling services for adults and adolescents; individual,
group, marital and family counseling. Issues addressed include
substance abuse, mental health, abuse and neglect, and
domestic violence. Education and intervention programs for
alcohol and/or drug use, & anger management.
1331 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8 M-TH; 8-4, F. Application: By
appointment only, Insurance card; proof of income. Eligibility:
Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale, Covered by
most insurance companies. Area served: Allegan, Barry, Ionia,
Kent, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. Contact: Rog
Wiegers (616) 459-7215
Email: [email protected]
    
AOS of Arbor Circle - Women’s Group. Provides individual
and group counseling for women experiencing problems with
substance abuse and victimization including domestic assault
and sexual abuse, mental health issues and self care. Child care
and transportation available for eligible participants.
1331 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH, 8-5, F. Application: By
appointment only, Insurance card; proof of income. Eligibility:
Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale, Covered
by most insurance companies. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Rog Wiegers (616) 459-7215 [email protected]
    
Counseling Services. Offers individual and family counseling
for children, adolescents and adults experiencing mental or
emotional problems such as abuse and neglect, depression,
anxiety, parenting, divorce, blended family trauma issues.
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Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F. Application: By
appointment only, call for appointment or scheduling
information, Insurance card, proof of income. Eligibility: Ages
3+, primarily Kent County. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale
available, Covered by most insurance. Area served: Allegan,
Barry, Ionia, Kent, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties.
      (Spanish) Interpreter services available.
Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Offers a program
for adults experiencing problems with domestic violence,
substance abuse and mental health. Individual and group
services for batterers and victims.
1331 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-6, M-TH; 8-5, F. Application: By
appointment. Phone call for appointment or scheduling
information, Insurance card, proof of income, call for
appointment. Eligibility: Adult, 17+ Montcalm, Ionia, Newaygo
or Kent County resident. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale fee for
Kent County residents only, Most major insurance companies.
Area served: Kent County. Contact: Rog Wiegers (616) 4597215 [email protected]
   
Mission Inn Services. Provides in-home services to families with
infants and young children who have been or are affected by
substance abuse or HIV/AIDS.
1101 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Flexible. Application: No referral
required. Call for information. Home-based service. Eligibility:
Child under 5; pregnant mother; child affected by substance
abuse or HIV. Area served: Kent County - limited services
in surrounding areas. Contact: Emmy Ellis (616) 456-6571
[email protected]
    
Infant Toddler Development Services. Provides home-based
infant, toddler, parent early intervention-prevention services.
Program emphasizes earliest possible identification of infants
and parents in need of intervention in order to develop loving
and nurturing relationships. Specific emphasis on families with
young children with concerns regarding attachment relationship.
1101 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F. Application: Services
provided in home. Eligibility: New-born infant through toddler;
may work with children up to the age of 5 years. Fees/Insurance:
Free for Medicaid or no income; MIChild, Part C; Sliding Scale for
insured, Medicaid, MIChild.
Area served: Kent County.
    
North County Parenting Services. Provides parental
psycho-educational and support groups and developmentally
appropriate child care services. Group service focuses on
knowledge of child development and positive parent/child
interaction.
Program location: United Methodist Churches in Rockford
and Cedar Springs. Program hours: only P.M. groups available.
Application: No referral required. Call for information.
Eligibility: Resident of Northern Kent County. Parents with
infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Area served: Northern
Kent County.
Contact: Jean Breay (616) 456-6571
   
North County Teen Parenting Services. Provides pregnant
and parenting teens weekly interactive group activities and
home visits to develop skills in building positive attachments
with their infants and toddlers. Peace Lutheran Church, Sparta.
Program hours: Tuesday, 12:30 - 2 p.m. for 12-week
sessions during school year. Eligibility: Northern Kent County
resident, teen parent or pregnant teen. Other: Childcare and
transportation provided. Area served: Northern Kent County.
Contact: Jean Breay (616) 456-6571
  
Homeless Youth Services. Provides case management,
counseling and support to youth 16-20 who are without
permanent stable housing.
1115 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. After hours crisis line. Application:
No referral requirement, appointment required for full
assessment, but walk-in inquiries are welcome, picture ID, social
security card, birth certificate and insurance card. Eligibility:
Ages 16-20, without permanent stable housing. Other: Program
and services are voluntary. Area served: Kent and Ottawa
counties. Contact: Susan Conrad / Lisa Willyard (616) 451-3001
[email protected]
    
The Bridge. Provides counseling, case management, and
temporary shelter and for youth ages 10-17, and works with
families to reduce and prevent incidents of abuse.
1115 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: Crisis line and shelter - 24 hours, 7 days.
Application: No referral requirement, assessment can be
scheduled within 24 hours or immediately, if necessary, legal
guardian consent, or contact info for parent or guardian, current
medication and prescription bottle(s), personal belongings
(optional). Eligibility: Legal guardian consent. Other: Program
and services are voluntary. Area served: Kent, Ionia and
Ottawa counties and surrounding areas. Contact: Susan
Sheppard (616) 451-3001 Email: [email protected]
      Some availability for bilingual staff.
AREA COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND
TRAINING COUNCIL (ACSET)
(616) 336-4100
www.acset.org
144 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Offers a variety of services including programs focused on
nutrition, seniors, energy, emergencies, transportation, youth,
Latin Americans, tax assistance and Michigan Enrolls Medicaid.
Area served: Kent County.
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Cedar Springs Complex. Provides programs including a food
pantry, homeless housing assistance, utility shut off assistance
and Michigan Enrolls Medicaid program. Kent County Health
Department provides Women-Infant-Children (WIC) and a
medical clinic. Transportation provided to medical and dental
appointments for seniors only.
44 N. Park, Cedar Springs.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
   
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North East Complex. Senior Citizens Food Pantry - serves
clients north of Fulton Street.
836 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids.
Application: Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
   
Sheldon Complex. Provides multiple programs including
homeless housing assistance, utility shut off assistance, Michigan
Works! employment and training services, trash tags (City of
GR), and Michigan Enrolls Medicaid. Also serves as Hispanic
Senior Meals program site. Kent County Health Department
provides Women-Infant-Children (WIC), a medical clinic,
and Spectrum MOMs program. Latin American Services also
available.
121 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 9-5:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
     (Spanish)
West Side Complex. Provides multiple programs including
homeless housing assistance, utility shut off assistance,
westernization programs (also open to renters), Michigan Enrolls
Medicaid, commodities distribution, and trash tags (for City
of GR). Heat Bank available in fall only. Offers the following
programs for seniors only: Senior Meals program, Senior Millage
outreach worker, transportation, senior activities such as bingo
and live dance band. Hosts local community meetings.
215 Straight St. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish)
ASIAN CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN (THE)
(616) 331-6592
www.asiancenter.info
401 W. Fulton St., Suite 359C, DeVos Center, GR, MI 49504
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Asian Family Services. Provides culturally sensitive services
and Asian alternative health services including holistic healing
via Qigong and Chinese medicine. Provides culturally sensitive
education through workshops and consultation to helping
professionals to facilitate their capacities for serving Asian
Americans.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Application: Appointment required,
ID. Fees/Insurance: Fees upon evaluation. Other: Scholarships
available for class fees. Area served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Dr. Douglas Chung (616) 331-6559 [email protected]
edu
     (Chinese, Taiwanese)
ASSOCIATED LANGUAGE CONSULTANTS
(616) 356-3515
880 Grandville Ave., Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Interprets, translates and teaches over 50 languages.
[email protected]
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AWESOME OPTIONS PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER
(616) 667-2200
www.awesomeoptions.com
567 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI 49428
Main hours: 2-5, M & T; 10-1, W; 6-9, TH
Provides positive alternatives to abortion through counseling,
referrals to other agencies, and providing baby formula,
furniture, clothing, etc. at no cost to clients. All information
strictly confidential.
[email protected] or [email protected]
Area served: Wyoming, Grandville, Jenison, Hudsonville,
Coopersville, Allendale and Holland.
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BAXTER COMMUNITY CENTER
(616) 456-8593
www.baxtercommunitycenter.org
935 Baxter St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides a variety of services such as Family Assistance Program,
budget counseling, WIC, day care, health clinic, counseling
program, mentoring program, recreational activities, volunteer
program, and Head Start program for residents in and around
Baxter neighborhood.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Call for available resources.
Fees/Insurance: Some. Area served: Grand Rapids - Baxter
neighborhood. N - Wealthy; S - Franklin; E - Fuller; W - Eastern.
Contact: Melanie Beelen (616) 456-8593 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Counseling Center. Provides individual and family Christian
counseling to people with little income and large problems
through professional counselor along with trained volunteers.
The goal is to help clients regain emotional control of their lives,
and set realistic goals to solve life’s problems.
Program hours: 9-5, M, TU, TH, F. Call for appointment.
Application: Referrals required for special groups.
Eligibility: Preferred Kent County or target area; if referred by
church welcomed. Fees/Insurance: None, Priority Health.
Area served: Grand Rapids - Baxter neighborhood. N Wealthy; S - Franklin; E - Fuller; W - Eastern.
Contact: Rosie Saverson-Hair (616) 456-8593 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Wholistic Health Clinic. Provides preventative and treatment
oriented medical care of Baxter area neighborhood children and
adults, emphasizing follow-up education. Also provides dental
care, and Women, Infant Children (WIC) program. Call for
appointment. Program hours: Pediatric Clinc, 1-2:45, M, T, TH,
F; Adult Clinic, 9-11:15 a.m., T-TH; Eye Clinic, 1-2:30 p.m., TH,
once per month; Dental Clinic, 1-4, W; WIC, by appointment
only
Application: Adult patients - Appointment required; Pediatric
Clinic - walk-in, ID, SS#, Proof of Income. Fees/Insurance:
Sliding scale without insurance, Priority Health and Medicare,
Medicaid. Area served: Grand Rapids - Baxter neighborhood. N
- Wealthy; S - Franklin; E - Fuller; W - Eastern.
Contact: Mikki Turnbull (616) 456-5310 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
BAXTER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
(616) 247-9550
722 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Crime prevention, referrals for food, clothing, furniture, housing,
and employment.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Eligibility: Must live within
Baxter Neighborhood. Area served: Grand Rapids - Baxter
neighborhood. N - Wealthy; S - Franklin; E - Fuller; W - Eastern.
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BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
(616) 224-7610
www.bethany.org
901 Eastern Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
This multi-service agency provides quality adoption, foster
care, refugee, and counseling services. Pregnancy counseling,
and adoption preparation, adoptive planning, crisis pregnancy
hotline, support groups, counseling, and infertility ministry are
among the services available.
Program hours: 8:30-6, M, W-F; 8:30-9, TU.
Area served: Western Michigan.
      (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Call for other languages.
Birth Parent Counseling. Provides confidential birth parent
counseling for expectant mothers, fathers and other involved
family members including information, referrals and adoption
planning and support.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Contact intake worker
for information and/or appointment. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Kris Faasse (616) 224-7550
    (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Call for other languages.
Family Counseling. Offers individual, marital, group, and
family counseling for anyone with emotional or mental health
problems; assessments; substance abuse - case assessment and
treatment. Confidential counseling and support are available for
short- or long-term needs.
Program hours: 8-6, M, W-F; 8-9, TU. Application: Proof of
insurance. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale available, Most 3rd
party insurance, PPOM, Priority Health, CMH. Area served:
Western Michigan. Contact: Mark Peterson or Jodi Manley
(616) 224-7617
    (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Call for other languages.
Refugee Foster Care. Provides foster care placement for
unaccompanied minors from war-torn countries.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Some evenings. Application: Call
for details. Eligibility: Refugee unaccompanied minors. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Grand Rapids area
within 40 mile radius from Bethany Christian Services, including
Holland.
Contact: Laurie Tibble (616) 224-7540
    (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Call for other languages.
Refugee Outreach and Referral (ROAR). Assist refugees to
gain access to available services.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details; I-94 or
proof of refugee status. Area served: Western Michigan.
    (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Call for other languages.
BETHEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
(616) 454-5654
834 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 9-4, TU-F
Bethel Counseling Ministry. Biblically sound, spiritually correct
Christian counseling by professional volunteer counselors.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call church
office. Area served: Grand Rapids.
Parenting Through the Word. Ongoing parenting classes
based on God’s word made relevant to today’s lifestyles,
includes education, discipline, developmental stages, and other
parenting issues.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call church
office. Area served: Grand Rapids.
 
BRADLEY METHOD OF NATURAL CHILDBIRTH
(616) 281-2169
www.bradleybirth.com
Call for locations.
Childbirth Classes. Childbirth education classes for parents who
want to be well-informed about their choices in childbirth. This
comprehensive series includes topics such as exercise, nutrition,
relaxation, labor and delivery, interventions, how to reduce pain
in labor, coaching, breastfeeding, postpartum care, newborn
tests and much more. (This is a For-Profit agency)
Program location: Various Locations.
[email protected]
com
Program hours: Office - 8-9, M-SAT. Call for class schedule
and location. Application: Must sign up first, call for info.
Fees/Insurance: Call for current rates. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Vicki Vermeer (616) 281-2169
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CALEDONIA RESOURCE CENTER
(616) 891-8117
www.caledonia.k12.mi.us/resource
330 Johnson St., Caledonia, MI 49316
Main hours: 7:30-4, M-F
Provides education and programs to aid Caledonia and
surrounding area communities. Includes Caledonia Alternative
High School, Continuing Education, Extended Day Care, PreSchool, Senior Citizens Program and Seasonal Tax Assistance.
Program hours: Varies. Area served: Caledonia and
surrounding area.
   
Parents as Teachers. Offers personal visits, child development
information, play groups, parent meetings, developmental
screenings and resource networking. Scheduling is flexible and
by appointment.
Program hours: Flexible. Application: Call for appointment/
information. Eligibility: Resident of Caledonia Community
School District. Area served: Caledonia Community School
District.
    
CATHERINE’S CARE CENTER
NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH SERVICES
(616) 336-8800
www.smmmc.org/clinicalservices/healthcenters/
catherines.shtml
224 Carrier St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Community based health care, free immunizations, screening for
blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and hemoglobin. Health
education and prevention, help in finding affordable health
care. (Mission: To improve health care in northeast Grand
Rapids through screening, education, referral and by acting as a
gateway to primary care.)
Program hours: Office hours: 9-12 and 1-4, TU, TH. Other
hours by appointment. Fees/Insurance: No charge or sliding
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scale. Other: Behind the blue doors at St. Alphonsus Church.
Area served: Grand Rapids - targets northeast area.
Contact: Karen Kaashoek, RN (616) 336-8800
    
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GRAND RAPIDS
(616) 243-0491
www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org
650 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Native American Ministry. Supports the presence, promotes
the identity, and encourages the voice of Native American
Catholics throughout the diocese. Provides two mobile food
pantries. Also offers special events and ceremonies throughout
the year.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details.
Eligibility: Native American resident in Kent County.
Area served: Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids - 11 counties.
 
Cuenta Conmigo. Provides women’s support group especially
for those who have experienced domestic abuse, but is open
to all women who are seeking support. Free monthly meetings.
Spanish spoken.
671 Davis Ave. NW, Steepletown Center, Grand Rapids.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for
appointment. Area served: Kent County - northwest side.
    (Spanish)
CATHOLIC HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH (CHDO)
(616) 248-3030
www.chdo.org
650 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Casa De La Paz. Provides meals and shelter for families (women
and children) on an emergency basis. Serves approximately 150
families each year. Families can stay for four weeks each year.
Services available in Spanish. Preferrably referred by Salvation
Army Homeless Assistance Program (616-454-5840).
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Aida Melendez (616) 364-4594 [email protected]
org
   (Spanish)
Capitol Lunch. Offers free hot meals to low-income and
homeless individuals seven days a week at the kitchen’s
downtown site. Closed first Friday of each month.
303 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 2:30-4p.m., 7 days.
Area served: Grand Rapids - Heartside area.
Contact: Pat MacDonell (616) 454-4110
Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish)
Immigration Advocacy and Assistance. Provides education
and procedural information regarding the immigration process.
Also provides document translation and assistance in completing
immigration forms.
650 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Appointment
required for most situations, Any and all paperwork related to
immigration situation. Fees/Insurance: We have a fee scale for
specific services, but will and do reduce or eliminate those fees
when necessary.
Area served: West Michigan.
Contact: Alyssa Morillo Scheidt (616) 248-3030 ext.138
Email: [email protected]
    (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Others, currently by appointment.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES
(616) 456-1443
www.cssgr.org
40 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Adoption Services - Infants. Open adoption program
provides comprehensive and individualized services for parents
choosing to make adoption plans. Services include education
and preparation, home studies, placement, support groups,
and search services. Infant adoption services are paid for by the
adoptive family (based on a sliding fee scale). [email protected]
Program hours: by appointment. Application: Form required.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Other: Provides a program statement. Area served: Ionia,
Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Osceola and other West Michigan
counties.
   (Spanish)
Counseling Services. Provides a variety of counseling services
for both adults and children on an individual, couple, family, or
group basis. Includes a self-esteem and domestic violence group
for children. Bilingual counseling is offered for Spanish speaking
persons, and services are available to the entire community.
Program hours: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., M-TH; 8:30-5, F.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale, based
on family size and income, Most insurances are accepted. Area
served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola counties.
Contact: Cyndi Musto (616) 356-6247 [email protected]
      (Spanish)
Pregnancy Counseling and Support Services. Provides
pregnant women, expectant teens, birth fathers and other
family members with information, counseling, support and
referrals to and connections with prenatal care and other
needed services in preparation for parenting or planning an
adoption. Free pregnancy testing available.
Program hours: Call for appointment; 24 hour phone contact
available. Application: Call for appointment, Call for details.
Eligibility: Any pregnant or parenting teen or young woman,
their signifant others as well as their families. Area served:
Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, and Osceola counties.
Contact: Joe Carmody (616) 456-1443
     (Spanish)
Counseling Services to the Spanish-Speaking. Catholic
Social Services provides individual, couples, and family
counseling for Hispanics. Also offers a series of parenting classes
at various times throughout the year, anger management groups
for men, and domestic violence groups for women.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Hispanic residents
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of Grand Rapids only. Area served: Grand Rapids.
Contact: Cyndi Musto (616) 356-6247 [email protected]
      (Spanish)
CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(616) 696-1204
www.csredhawks.org
204 E. Muskegon St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319
Area served: Cedar Springs.
Kent City School - Parents As Teachers. A voluntary early
childhood program for children birth to age 5. Offers home
visits, developmental screening, family activity sessions, toy
and book lending library, child development information and
prenatal information.
29 College St., Kent City.
Program hours: Varies, call for details. Application:
Immunization Record. Eligibility: Cedar Springs, Sparta and
Kent City, parents with children birth to age 5. Area served:
Cedar Springs, Kent City, and Sparta school districts. Contact:
Jennifer Harper (616) 696-9884
     (Spanish) Materials in Spanish.
Sparta School - Parents As Teachers. A voluntary early
childhood program for children birth to age 5. Offers home
visits, developmental screening, family activity sessions, toy
and book lending library, child development information and
prenatal information.
1655 Twelve Mile Rd. NW, Sparta.
Program hours: Varies, call for details. Application:
Immunization Record. Eligibility: Cedar Springs, Sparta and
Kent City, parents with children birth to age 5. Area served:
Cedar Springs, Kent City, and Sparta school districts. Contact:
Jennifer Harper (616) 696-9884
     (Spanish) Materials in Spanish.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY OF MICHIGAN
(Community Recovery International)
(616) 361-6014
www.nccwm.org
2340 Dean Lake Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Provides ministry through worship and support group meetings.
Support groups include chemical/alcohol dependency, finance
recovery, grief share, sexual addiction for men, co-dependency,
depression support, and divorce care. Also includes traditional
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meetings and Emotions
Anonymous. Worship service at 7:00 p.m. each Friday, groups
begin at 7:45 p.m., and Shadow Lake Café Coffee House at
8:30 p.m. Transportation may be available; call 454-7441 or
516-1119.
Area served: Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. Contact:
Beth Dart (616) 361-6014 ext. 109, 119 or 111 [email protected]
org
  
CELESTIAL LIGHT CENTRE FOR ATTITUDINAL HEALING
(616) 456-8481
http://celestialmi.tripod.com
525 Livingston Ave. NE, Suite 4A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Helps individuals and groups handle life’s stressors such as grief
and loss, health challenges, or trauma. The Centre is one of over
200+ attitudinal healing centers around the world. Programs
include: A Course in Attitudinal Healing - “Linking mind,
emotion, and body” (a 12 week course that serves as a catalyst
for personal and professional growth), Shine Your Love Light (for
children 6-13), Heart to Heart (for adults), and Dance with God.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Registration.
Eligibility: Varies by program - call for details. Fees/Insurance:
None or small depending on program. Other: A current e-mail
newsletter can be obtained by requesting via e-mail address:
[email protected]
Area served: Greater Grand Rapids Area.
   (Spanish)
CHERRY STREET HEALTH SERVICES
(616) 235-7272
www.cherryhealth.com
550 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F
Provides comprehensive medical, dental, and counseling services
with special attention to those with limited ability to pay. The
services of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants,
dentists, dental hygienists, and social workers are available at
several different sites.
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F. Application: ID, Medicaid
card, insurance card or proof of income for discount fee.
Eligibility: All ages eligible; discount fee based on income
eligibility; bring proof of income. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
scale, Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most other
private insurance plans; call for details. Area served: Kent
County and surrounding areas.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese)
Belknap Commons Health Center. Provides a broad range of
services including medical, dental, social work counseling, lab
work, immunizations, and day care.
751 Lafayette Ave. NE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, TU, W, F. Medical: 8-5, TU, W. Dental:
1-5, F.
Application: Appointment required, Payment due at time of
service. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
scale, Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most other
private insurance plans; call for details.
Area served: Kent County and surrounding areas.
Contact: Cathy Ortman Medical: (616) 742-9945; Dental: 7429942
    
Cherry Street Health Center. Provides a broad range of
services including medical, dental, prenatal care, nutrition,
social work counseling, lab work, x-ray, immunizations,
mammography, and vision. Also offers Maternal Support
Services (MSS) and Women, Infant, Children (WIC) programs.
550 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-F. Medical: 8-8, M, TH; 8-6, TU, W;
8-5, F. Dental: 8-5, M, F; 8-8, TU-TH. Walk in urgent dental care
7 a.m., M-F. Application: Appointment required, Payment due
at time of service. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance:
Sliding fee scale, Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health,
most other private insurance plans; call for details. Area
served: Kent County and surrounding areas.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese)
Ferguson Dental Center. Provides dental services.
101 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Appointment required,
Payment due at time of service. Eligibility: Proof of income
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and dental insurance information. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
scale, Medicaid and Medicare. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding areas.
      (Spanish)
Salvation Army Booth Clinic. Provides high risk teen
pregnancy clinic, childbirth classes, counseling, immunizations,
lab work, Maternal Support Services (MSS), well child clinic, and
Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.
1215 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Medical: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Dental:
8-5, TH. Application: Payment due at time of service.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most other private
insurance plans; call for details. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding areas.
Contact: Judy Willinic (616) 459-9468
    
Westside Health Center. Provides a broad range of services
including medical, dental, prenatal care, nutrition, social work
counseling, lab work, x-ray, immunizations, mammography, and
vision. Also offers Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.
669 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-F. Medical: 8-8, M, TU; 8-5, W-F.
Dental by appointment. Application: Payment due at time of
service. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding
fee scale, Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most
other private insurance plans; call for details. Area served: Kent
County and surrounding areas. Contact: Mary Lanier (616)
235-1480
      (Spanish)
Westside Health Center - CHOICES FOR ADOLESCENT
FEMALES. C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Communicating Healthy Options,
Identifying Choices in Every Situation) anger alternatives group
for adolescent females.
669 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-F. Medical: 8-8, M, TU; 8-5, WF. Dental by appointment. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most other private
insurance plans; call for details. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding areas.
Contact: Rebecca London (616) 235-1480 ext. 121
      (Spanish)
Westside Health Center - CHOICES FOR WOMEN.
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. (Communicating Healthy Options, Identifying
Choices in Every Situation) anger alternatives group for women.
669 Stocking Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-8, M-F. Medical: 8-8, M, TU; 8-5, WF. Dental by appointment. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Community Choice Michigan, Priority Health, most other private
insurance plans; call for details. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding areas.
Contact: Rebecca London (616) 235-1480 ext. 121
      (Spanish)
CHILD AND FAMILY RESOURCE COUNCIL
(616) 454-HOPE (4673)
www.childresource.cc
118 Commerce Ave. SW, Suite 220, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
The Council’s mission is to shape a community that protects
children from abuse and neglect, and uses advocacy,
collaboration, and education to achieve it. The Council
coordinates several programs (Connections, Encouraging Family
Foundations, Kent County Healthy Start, and RAVE), conducts
Mandated Reporter and Shaken Baby Syndrome trainings,
publishes the Family Resource Guide, and organizes a Community
Education program to present on a wide variety of topics.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Area served: Kent County.
   
Encouraging Family Foundations (EFF). Offers a voluntary
education and support program open to all single parents living
in Kent County, Michigan, with a child one year old or younger.
EFF teaches parenting skills and other vital life skill information
to participants; this is done through a collaborative model that
utilizes and maximizes community resources to achieve its goals.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call to register.
Eligibility: Kent County resident 1. who is a single parent
(mother or father) of a newborn, 2. who is the partner of single
parent and will be contributing significantly to the raising of that
child, or 3. who is pregnant and single and wants to attend prior
to birth. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Bev Crandall (616) 454-4673
[email protected]
     (Spanish)
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING CENTER
(616) 956-1122
www.chrcounselingcenter.org
3355 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-7004
Main hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F
Provide individual, couple, marital, family, and group therapy for
all ages. Also can provide psychological/psychiatric evaluations.
Consultation and educational services are available for area
businesses, non-profit organizations and churches.
Toll-free: (800) 380-HEAL (4325)
[email protected]
Program hours: Flexible. Application: Call main office for
appointment arrangements, Intake information will be mailed to
the client prior to first appointment. Fees/Insurance: Insurance
accepted; sliding fee scale, Multiple insurance plans are
accepted. Area served: Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties.
Contact: Linda Carman (616) 956-1122 ext. 304
      (Spanish)
Crystal Creek Community Church Location. Provide
individual, couple, marital, family, and group therapy for all
ages. Also can provide psychological/psychiatric evaluations.
Consultation and educational services are available for area
businesses, non-profit organizations and churches.
5151 8th Ave., Grandville.
Toll-free: (800) 380-HEAL (4325)
[email protected]
Program hours: Tues & Thurs only. Application: Call main
office for appointment arrangements, Intake information will be
mailed to the client prior to first appointment. Fees/Insurance:
Insurance accepted; sliding fee scale, Multiple insurance plans
are accepted. Area served: Kent, Muskegon, and Ottawa
counties.
Contact: Linda Carman (616) 956-1122 ext. 304
    
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CITY VIEW CHURCH
(616) 235-1533 / (616) 235-1583
960 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Offers many programs and services for northwest GR residents,
including clothing closet, food cupboard, counseling, and
programs for children and teens.
Program hours: by appointment.
Area served: Northwest Grand Rapids.
   (Spanish)
COMMUNITY COUNSELING AND PERSONAL GROWTH
MINISTRY
(616) 456-1586
www.iserv.net/~ccounsel
540 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-7:00, M-TH; 8:30-3:00, F
Provides a full range of counseling services: individual, couple,
and group therapy. Serves children, adolescents, and adults.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-9:00, M-F Evening appointments
available. Application: Make an appointment; bring insurance
card if you have one. Eligibility: Ability to pay at least $40 per
session. Fees/Insurance: Adjusting Costs - based on insurance,
income and number of dependents; Most insurances accepted,
but depends on therapist. Area served: Western Michigan
including Lakeshore.
Contact: Lisa Perry (616) 456-1586 [email protected]
    
Douglas Office. Provides a full range of counseling services:
individual, couple, and group therapy. Serves children,
adolescents, and adults.
69 Wall St., Douglas.
[email protected]
Application: Make an appointment; bring insurance card if you
have one. Eligibility: Ability to pay at least $40 per session.
Fees/Insurance: Adjusting Costs - based on insurance,
income and number of dependents; Most insurances accepted,
but depends on therapist. Area served: Western Michigan
including Lakeshore.
   (Spanish)
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE
ABUSE NETWORK OF WEST MICHIGAN (network 180)
(616) 336-3535 / (616) 336-3909;
Teenline: (616) 336-2450
www.cmhsa.org
833 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-8, M-F; 24 hours, 7 days for emergencies
Helpline. Provides a “listening ear” for person of all ages who
wish to talk about any problems they may be experiencing.
The well trained listeners help callers sort out their problem,
can immediately access professional assistance for the caller
if necessary, make appropriate referrals to other community
service agencies, or help the caller to problem solve.
Toll-free: (800) 749-7720.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Area served: Mental Health
- Kent County; Substance Abuse - Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, and
Newaygo counties. Contact: Jim Lowther (616) 336-3909
Email: [email protected]
      (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Most languages.
Onsite and Offsite Services. Provides immediate assessment,
referral, and support for any kind of mental health or substance
abuse problem, including depression, anxiety, stress reactions,
family conflicts, suicidal thoughts, mental illness. Services
available to all ages, no appointment necessary. To determine if
Cornerstone is the best place to go, call the Helpline at 336-3535.
Toll-free: (800) 749-7720.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Emergencies
always walk-in. Adult mental health and substance abuse,
walk-in 8-8, M-F. Children and families call for appointment if
not emergency, Insurance cards, if any; proof of income, if no
insurance - check stub, unemployment, tax return, etc. Eligibility:
None, if emergency; mist be resident, if not emergency. Fees/
Insurance: Sliding fee scale, All, however individual should
check with his or her insurance company, PPOs, HMOs etc.; may
require another agency to assess. Area served: Mental Health
- Kent County; Substance Abuse - Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, and
Newaygo counties.
Contact: Jim Lowther (616) 336-3909 [email protected]
      (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Most languages.
COMMUNITY REBUILDERS
(616) 458-5102
www.communityrebuilders.org
1019 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Emergency Housing Alternative. Offers four furnished, 8-bed
apartments units available for emergency housing. Placements are
made through The Salvation Army’s Homeless Assistance Program
for those unable to “fit” into other community shelters due to
large family size, male and couple-headed households, or families
with teenage children - especially sons. Case management and
support services are provided by local agencies.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County. Contact: Lisa Cooperwood (616)
458-5102
      (Bosnian, Spanish)
RISE. Designed to meet the needs of women living in transitional
housing who are attempting to enter the work force and
maintain permanent employment. The purpose is to increase
participants’ self-sufficiency by assuring appropriate short-term
services are available and by teaching participants to access
existing community services.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Must be resident of transitional housing program.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Lee Everitt (616) 458-5102
    
Shelter + Car. Acts as a leasing agent to provide low cost leases
to customers who are part of the FIT and RISE programs with
payments able to go toward the purchase of a car.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Danelle Harris (616) 458-5102
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Shelter + Care. Provides housing and supportive services on a
long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities, primarily
those with serious mental illness, chronic substance abuse
problems and persons with HIV/AIDS. The housing portion of
the program is provided by HUD rental assistance. Supportive
services are provided through area agencies and must be in
place before referral.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County. Contact: Tami VandenBerg (616)
458-5102
      (Spanish)
CRESTON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
(616) 454-7900
www.crestongr.org
205 Carrier St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides crime prevention services and community organizing
around neighborhood improvement issues. Also assists
residents with home improvements, newsletter, Vista program
works with association to support health care center, schools
and neighborhood and work to physically improve the
neighborhood. Focus is to increase community involvement.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details.
Area served: Grand Rapids - Creston neighborhood.
Contact: Mary Banghart Therrien (616) 454-7900
Email: [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Main hours: 8:30-5:30, M; 8:30-5, TU-F
Offers foster care, adoption services, pregnancy support
services, home-based counseling, and the Big Brothers, Big
Sisters program.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details,
Varies with each program. Fees/Insurance: Only for private
and international adoption services. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Greg Cooper (616) 451-2021
Email: [email protected]
    
Adoption Services. Provides infant, special needs, and
international adoption services. Adoption fees required for infant
services but the cost of the special needs adoption program
paid for by the State. Biannual presentations are given to the
community and adoptive parents that focus on a wide variety of
adoption issues.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details,
Varies with each program. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Ron Apol (616) 774-4615 [email protected]
    
Pregnancy Counseling Services. Provides free, professional
counseling and supportive services for adolescents, women, and
couples with unplanned pregnancies for up to a year following
the birth of their baby.
Program hours: 8:30-8, M-F. Application: Call for details,
varies with each program. Area served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Paul Miller (616) 451-2021 [email protected]
    
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CHAPLAINCY
(616) 454-4925
www.crcjustice.org/crjs_restore_chaplaincy.htm
207 E. Fulton St., First Place, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3210
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Pastoral Counseling. Counseling services by a licensed Pastoral
Counselor for offenders and family members of offenders.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 9am into evening hours, M-F.
Eligibility: Adults 17 and older. Fees/Insurance: None,
however if client is employed and capable of paying, fees are on
a sliding scale. Area served: Greater Grand Rapids.
Contact: Rev. James VanderSchaaf (616) 454-4925 ext. 10
Email: [email protected]

Social Work / Case Management. Provide case management
services to female offenders or wife/girlfriend of offender.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: daytime or evening. Eligibility: Female
offender/ex-offender or wife/girlfriend of male offender/exoffender.
Area served: Greater Grand Rapids.
Contact: Eda Leach (616) 454-4925 ext. 13 [email protected]
net

D.A. BLODGETT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND
FAMILIES
(616) 451-2021
www.dablodgett.org
805 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Sisters In Support. Offers friendship, support, structured
activity, and positive role modeling to pregnant and or parenting
teens. Adult women volunteers are matched to these teens.
This match is provided with support from a local social worker.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details,
varies with each program. Area served: Kent County. Contact:
Pam Shoemaker (616) 451-2021 [email protected]
    
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY
(616) 451-3511
www.davenport.edu
415 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-6:30, M-TH; 8-5, F
ESL English As a Second Language. Offer an intensive ESL
program to fit the needs of most proficiency levels. Levels range
from high-beginning to advanced and instruction is offered in
reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking.
Toll-free: (800) 632-9569
Program hours: Day classes. Application: Application for
admission required; must make appointment. Eligibility: High
school diploma or GED. Fees/Insurance: $25 application fee;
payment plans, financial aid and scholarships are available.
Other: Davenport University is a highly recognized business
school that specializes in the areas of business, computer
information systems, law, & ESL. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Suzanne Gut (616) 742-1739
Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish, Japanese)
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DEAF, ETC.
(616) 732-7358
www.deaf-etc.com
1514 Wealthy St. SE, Suite 246, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Focuses on the needs and questions of people who are deaf
or hard of hearing. Interpreter referral, advocacy, community
education, sign language classes, and general information and
referral services are provided.
TTY: (616) 732-7362
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Interpretive Referral Services
- 24 hours, 7 days. Application: No application procedure,
appointment preferred. Fees/Insurance: Advocacy, information
and referral are free; Interpreter Referral free to deaf consumer/
others call for fee; Sign language classes for fee. Other:
Emergency interpreters available. Area served: Western
Michigan.
Contact: Frank Bystrycki (616) 732-7358
       (Sign Language)
DEGAGE MINISTRIES
(616) 454-1661
www.degageministries.org
144 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Degage’s street-level dining room serves at-cost meals. Breakfast
is served five mornings a week, lunch three times, and dinner
seven nights a week. The first Friday lunch and every Sunday
dinner are free. The Life Enrichment Center located on the
second floor (accessible from the blue doors on Cherry St.)
offers hygiene services such as showers, laundry, and a hair
salon. Lockers are available for rent. The Life Enrichment Center
also has a referral service to answer a range of questions from
preparing resumes, where to go for prescriptions, shelter, or
detox. The Open Door program is a women’s drop-in center.
Other programs are also offered, please call for details. There
is a gym on the third floor with a health and exercise program
being developed. The fourth floor houses a food pantry.
Program hours: Vary by program. Area served: Heartside
Neighborhood. Contact: Michelle Vos (616) 454-1661
Email: [email protected]
   
DISABILITY ADVOCATES OF KENT COUNTY
(Grand Rapids Center for Independent Living)
(616) 949-1100
www.disabilityadvocates.us
3600 Camelot Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Offers information and referral, independent living skills training,
advocacy, peer support, and long-term housing assistance.
Programs include housing modification, youth summer camp,
personal care attendants, and transition services for youth and
young adults with disabilities ages 14-26.
TTY: (616) 285-5397
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Individual must have disability. Fees/Insurance: Call
for details. Area served: Kent, Ionia and Montcalm counties.
Contact: Tracy Phillips (616) 949-1100 ext. 226
Email: [email protected]
     Service available if requested in advance.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN
(616) 774-0121
www.drcwmich.org
678 Front St. NW, Suite 250, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Community Mediation Services. Provides confidential,
facilitated mediation for family, neighborhood, workplace, or
business, disputes to allow parties to reach their own agreement
without going to court.
Toll-free: (800) 873-7658. [email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. By appointment. Application: Call
for details. Eligibility: Must live or have lawsuit in our service
area. Area served: Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo,
and Osceola counties.
      (Spanish) Available by phone.
Educational Issues Conflict Resolution Services. Specialized
services for the resolution of conflicts/disputes regarding
education issues and school relationships. Difficulties and
disagreements over services provided a child, disciplinary
matters, parent/teacher relationships, and staff/staff
relationships can also be addressed in confidential mediations
that result in mutually agreed upon resolutions. Specialized
services in the area of Special Education available. Also provide
training to assist schools to establish Peer Mediation/Listening
Programs targeted to reduce school violence.
Toll-free: (800) 873-7658
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. By appointment. Application:
Call for details. Eligibility: Must live in our service area. Area
served: Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola
counties.
      (Spanish) Available by phone.
Family Conflict Resolution Services. Specialized services for
the resolution of conflicts/disputes regarding family matters custody, visitation, divorce settlements, parent/child relationships,
estate settlements, permanent placement of children when
parental rights are at risk of termination, reunification and other
issues related to the best interest of children. Can be utilized
along with court process. Resolution process is inclusive of
all interested parties and confidential. Disputes with service
providers over service plans, recommendations to the court, etc.
can also be mediated in most cases.
Toll-free: (800) 873-7658
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. By appointment. Application:
Call for details. Eligibility: Must live or have court case in our
service area. Area served: Kent, Lake, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Newaygo, and Osceola counties.
      (Spanish) Available by phone.
DIVERSITY COUNSELING AND THERAPY CENTER
(616) 451-1965 / (616) 822-8028 Pager / (616) 299-9964
744 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: By appointment.
Provides a full range of counseling and psychotherapy to
Spanish-speaking community for children and family issues.
Offers short and long term counseling for individuals, couples,
families, and groups. Specializes in issues of substance abuse,
family violence and marital dysfunction, sexual orientation,
sexual and gender identity, anger management, HIV/AIDS inhome counseling, case management. (This is a For-Profit agency)
Program hours: By appointment, evening and weekend hours
available. Eligibility: Kent County. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
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scale, Most insurance, Medicare, sliding fee scale. Other: For
domestic violence perpetrators, sex offenders, court-appointed
alcohol problems, impulse control issues. Area served: Western
Michigan.
Contact: Annita List (616) 451-1965 [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Child and Family Counseling. Provides psychological testing,
psycho education and play therapy for children and families.
Offers individual, couple, family, and group counseling.
Specializes in working with Spanish-speaking community.
Issues include infantile autism-emotionally disturbed children,
parenting and step-family adjustment, pregnancy loss, post
abortion stress, custody evaluations, court advocacy, gay/
lesbian/transgender issues, alcohol and other drug addiction,
and domestic violence.
(This is a For-Profit agency)
[email protected]
Program hours: By appointment, evening and weekend hours
available. Eligibility: Kent County. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
scale, Most insurance, Medicare, sliding fee scale. Area served:
Western Michigan. Contact: Iraida Rodriquez (616) 451-1965
     (Spanish)
Counseling for Spanish-Speaking Community. Offers groups
in Spanish for highway safety intervention, domestic violence
intervention, illegal solicitation intervention, and anger management
and sexual offenses. Also provides support for immigration and
cultural adjustment issues. (This is a For Profit agency)
Program hours: By appointment, evening and weekend hours
available. Eligibility: Kent County. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee
scale, Most insurance, Medicare, sliding fee scale.
Area served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Annita List (616) 451-1965 [email protected]
     (Spanish)
DWELLING PLACE OF GRAND RAPIDS
(616) 454-9390
www.dwellingplacegr.org
101 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Suite 2, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Liz’s House. Provides transitional housing and support services for
homeless women with children ages 4 and under. Services include
health care, mental health services, legal assistance, life skills and
vocational training, permanent housing location, and substance
abuse support services for those coming out of treatment.
343 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details;
referral from an emergency shelter, a transitional housing
project, a homeless assistance program, or a local human service
agency is required. Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or
older and homeless with a child of 4 years old or under; must
be willing to follow program guidelines. Fees/Insurance: Call
for details. Area served: Western Michigan. Contact: Alonda
Miller (616) 454-9390 Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish)
We use local resources for assistance as needed.
My Sister’s House. Provides transitional housing and support
services for single women without dependent children who are
homeless. Services include assistance with health care, mental
health services, vocational training, permanent housing location, and
substance abuse support services for those coming out of treatment.
761 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for an
assessment and appointment. Referral not required. Call for
details. Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or older and
homeless. Fees/Insurance: $180/month program fee. Area
served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Alonda Miller (616) 454-9390
[email protected]
     
We use local resources for assistance as needed.
EASTERN AVENUE CHURCH OF CHRIST
(616) 241-1797
658 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact: Norvie Lee Cottingham Jr.
FAMILY HARMONY
(616) 459-5712
Counseling services done in the privacy and comfort of client’s
home. Counseling for individual, family, marriage and elderly.
Program location: Counseling in client’s home.
Program hours: Appointments set at client’s convenience;
M-F, weekend and evening appointments are available. Fees/
Insurance: Most insurances accepted (not Medicaid). Area
served: Kent, Allegan, Ottawa Couties.
FAMILY LINKS
(616) 225-1776 / (616) 835-5104
12480 12 Mile Rd., Greenville, MI 48838
Main hours: M-Th, by appointment only
Offers ongoing “Becoming A Love and Logic Parent” classes
throughout West Michigan. Contact Family Links to schedule
classes in your community. Family Links also provides individual/
family coaching with emphasis on building and strengthening
relationships between parents and children. Provides
resources for families with at-risk youth, blended families and
single parents. We offer solutions, tools, creative ideas and
encouragement that will empower families to face life’s many
conflicts and unexpected challenges.
[email protected]
Program hours: M-Th, by appointment only. Application:
Appointment required. Fees/Insurance: Initial consultation is
free. Call for details. Grant may be available. Other: $45/hr,
but money should not pre-determine who can receive benefits;
through a private grant program, fees are waived for thouse
who qualify. Fees negotiable for “Becoming A Love and Logic
Parent” seminars. Area served: West Michigan. Contact: Julia
K. Thomas (616) 225-1776
FAMILY MANAGEMENT SERVICES
(616) 452-4044 / (616) 669-2304
1925 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: Vary and by appointment
Provides counseling and advocate services to individuals and
families experiencing psychological, emotional, occupational,
relationship, and other problems of daily living. Parenting education
available upon request. Provides in-home and on-site visits.
Program hours: By appointment only, day or evening,
available to the entire community. Application: Insurance Card
or information; $20.00 initial intake fee, pen/pencil. Night:
may call ahead of visit. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Most insurances accepted. Other: Program serves all ages, but
especially families with adopted children. Area served: Western
Michigan, primarily in Grand Rapids. Contact: Joi Pimpleton
(616) 452-4044
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FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER
(616) 247-3815
www.familyoutreachcenter.org
1939 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8:30-8, M-TU, TH; 8:30-6, W; 8:30-12 Noon, F
Services include, but are not limited to, outpatient counseling,
substance abuse assessment, treatment and prevention services,
prevention services for families and children at risk, and
culturally specific parenting initiatives.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-8, M-TU, TH; 8:30-6, W; 8:30-12, F.
Application: Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale. Area served: Kent County.
    (Spanish, Chinese)
Mental Health Counseling. Provides counseling services
for families, children ages 6-16, or single individuals with an
emphasis on building positive relationships and encouraging
personal growth. Issue areas include parent/child conflicts or
spouse/relationship conflicts, sexual concerns or problems, and
coping with the effects of former or current sexual, mental, or
physical abuse.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-8, M-TU, TH; 8:30-6, W; 8:30-12, F.
Application: Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale. Area served: Kent County.
    (Spanish)
Parenting Initiatives. Provides general and culturally specific
parenting classes such as Family Basics, Confident Parenting, and
Effective Black Parenting.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-8, M-TU, TH; 8:30-6, W; 8:30-12, F.
Application: Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
  
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Services.
Offers private counseling sessions as well as special seminars,
workshops and support/training groups to help individuals or
families develop an understanding of attitudes or behaviors
which lead to chemical dependency as well as steps and
strategies to help client regain (and maintain) a healthy lifestyle.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-8, M-TU, TH; 8:30-6, W; 8:30-12, F.
Application: Referral required by CMH unless private insurance;
appointment required. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale. Area served: Kent County.
    (Spanish, Chinese)
FAMILY TALK
(616) 245-5795
www.familytalkinc.com
1922 S. Division Ave., Suite 105, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Girl Talk. Gender specific program for girls. Addresses a safe
place for girls to learn and share their own experiences. Provides
a variety of workshops and trainings. Girls also have access
to community support services that address individual needs.
Group and one-on-one counseling support provided. Some girls
are referred by 17th Family Court in the juvenile justice system.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Girls 10-17. Area served: Grand Rapids.
      (Spanish)
Family Wellness. Family Talk’s holistic approach to healing
families includes sessions in: conflict resolution, anger
management, improving communication skills, teaching
responsibility, self-esteem building, trainings for mothers raising
sons, raising critical thinking skills, defining relationships,
appropriate methods of discipline and self-control, positive
attitude development, decision-making skills, and understanding
consequences.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Eligibility: Low-moderate income
heads of household and families married or single. Fees/
Insurance: Fee based on sliding scale. Area served: Greater
Grand Rapids.
       (Spanish)
FISH FOR MY PEOPLE (GRACE)
(616) 774-2045
207 E. Fulton St., GRACE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Provides transportation by volunteers to necessary appointments
such as doctors, clinics, FIA, WIC. Some days are not covered.
Program hours: M-F. Ride requests taken one day prior.
Application: Call one day before, between 9-3. Eligibility:
Lack of transportation. Area served: Kent County. N - I-96; S
- 54th St.; E - E. Beltline; W - Byron Center Rd/Godfrey.
   We do translate if client can get info to us.
FOREST VIEW HOSPITAL
(616) 942-9610
www.forestviewhospital.com
1055 Medical Park Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Main hours: 8-8, M-F
Offers acute psychiatric inpatient care, partial hospitalization,
intensive outpatient care, and psychiatric clinic for mental
health issues to adolescents and adults. Programs include
eating disorder treatment, trauma program, and dual diagnosis
treatment. Assessment and referral center available 24 hours.
Toll-free: (800) 949-8439.
Application: Self referral or referral by mental health
professional, family physician, pastor or family member, Call for
details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Grand
Rapids, statewide and Midwest.
   
FOUNTAIN HILL CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND
CONSULTATION
(616) 456-1178
www.fountainhillcenter.com
534 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5:30, M-F
Offers services to couples, families, individuals, and children in
a variety of capacities. Committed to understanding individuals’
unique concerns and to guide them towards a more gratifying
life experience. Parking is free and convenient.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5:30, M-F. Also by appointment.
Application: Call to set up appointment. Fees/Insurance:
Sliding fee scale, Some - depends on therapist. Area served:
Grand Rapids and surrounding area. Contact: Andrew D.
Atwood (616) 456-1178
    
FRANCISCAN LIFE PROCESS CENTER
(616) 897-7842
11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell, MI 49331
Main hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F
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Provides counseling for children, families, couples, and
individuals. Offers music therapy, parent education,
developmental guidance, life skills education, and therapeutic
animal experiences for children. Preschool education and music
education.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for
details. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details; each program differs. Area served: Grand Rapids and
surrounding area.
Contact: Sister Colleen Ann Nagle (616) 897-7842
  
FREEDOM HOUSE MINISTRIES
(616) 774-8606
www.freedomhouseministry.org
546 Lafayette Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides Christian-based support services and transitional
housing for homeless women with substance abuse issues that
have been clean for 90 days. Offers 24 hr. hotline, spiritual,
financial, and substance abuse counseling. Provides transitional
housing for women with children recovering from addiction.
Groups available for all women.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Identification, social
security card, letter of referral. Eligibility: Homeless, substance
abuse with 90 days clean. Fees/Insurance: No fees for support
services; fees for transitional apartments, those who accept nontraditional therapy. Area served: Tri-State Area.
Contact: Jeff Stormo (616) 774-3065
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GENESIS NON-PROFIT HOUSING CORPORATION
(616) 988-2897 / Leasing Office: (616) 281-0417
406 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Develops and operates affordable apartment living for persons
and families with special needs. Properties located throughout
Kent County to provide independent and permanent supportive
housing to individuals with mental illness, developmental
disability, substance abuse addictions, and other disabling
conditions. Apartment sites include Genesis East Apartments
on 44th Street in Kentwood, Oroiquis Apartments on Bridge
Street in downtown Grand Rapids, and Heron Courtyard
Apartments on Leonard Street in northeast Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for application
form - (616) 281-0417. Eligibility: low income, 50% of median
income for Kent County, and have. verifiable disabling condition,
Kent County residents. Fees/Insurance: None, apartment rent.
Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish)
GERONTOLOGY NETWORK
(616) 456-6135
www.michiganseniors.org
516 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:00-5:00, M-F
Promotes independence and health for Michigan’s older
adults. Programs include Life Connections of Michigan, Adult
Day Services, Caregiver Services, Resource Center on Aging,
Educational Services, and Older Adult Volunteer Programs.
Toll-free: (800) 730-6135
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:00-5:00, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Michigan.
Contact: (616) 456-6135
       (Spanish)
Traveling Grannies and Grandpas/Foster Grandparents.
Provides support, experience, and in-home instruction for
pregnant and parenting teens which includes reducing abuse
and neglect, promoting education, improving self-esteem or
making healthy decisions. The program expanded into the
school-based program in August 1999, and we currently have
volunteers serving in 15 schools throughout Kent County.
Grannies/Grandpas provide mentoring, tutoring, and many
benefits to at risk children to deter alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and
crisis.
456 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Toll-free: (800) 730-6135
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:00-5:00, M-F. Application: Any agency or
program providing service to children, Older adults - ID, SS #;
children - must be referred by agency or program. Eligibility:
60 years and older, low income; children ages 6-19 years.
Fees/Insurance: Volunteers receive a stipend; call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Rev. Peggy Lawrence Burns (616) 771-9748
       (Spanish)
GODFREY LEE PUBLIC SCHOOL
(616) 241-4722
www.remc8.k12.mi.us/godfrey
961 Joosten St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Main hours: 8-4, M-F
English As A Second Language. Offers intermediate level
classes teaching English to non-English speakers. Intermediate
level classes are M-F, mornings 9-12; and M-W, evenings 5:30-9.
Free child care and hot lunch, bus passes provided.
1530 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 9-12, M-F; 5:30-9 p.m., M-W. Application:
Call (616) 475-5881 or come in. Eligibility: 18 or over. Area
served: Grand Rapids - primarily southwest. Contact: Thelma
Meyer
(616) 241-5600 [email protected]
k12.mi.us
     (Spanish)
High School Completion and GED. Provides free child care,
hot lunch, bus passes, and a flexible schedule to accommodate
student’s needs. Classes offered 8-12 Noon, M-F, 12:30-3 M-TH,
5-9 p.m. M-W.
1530 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-3, M-TH; 5-9 p.m., M-W; 8-12 Noon, F.
Application: Call for an appointment to enroll, Birth certificate
and shot records. Eligibility: 16-18 for high school completion,
18-19 for GED. Area served: Grand Rapids - primarily
southwest.
Contact: Thelma Meyer (616) 241-5600 [email protected]
k12.mi.us
     (Spanish)
Vision Quest High School. A curriculum-based alternative
high school serving students who find it difficult to learn in a
traditional classroom setting. Small classes are teacher directed
and program is modeled on Michigan Core Curriculum taught
using integrated theme. Enrollment open to students from
any district. Students may participate in Godfrey Lee athletic
programs and student council.
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1324 Burton St. SW, Wyoming.
Program hours: 8-4, M-F. Application: Appointment required,
Birth certificate, shot records, social security card, school records
or school address. Eligibility: Youths that need high school
diploma. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Catherine
Karsen (616) 241-2661
  
GODWIN HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(616) 252-2040
www.godwinschools.org
15 36th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49548
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F

Adult English As A Second Language (ESL), GED, and High
School Completion. Offers English as a Second Language (ESL)
classes to non-English speaking adults. Also offers part-time
program for working youth and adults seeking a high school
diploma or GED (General Education Diploma Test). All core
academic subjects are available, plus computer applications and
classes at Kent County Tech Center.
3333 S. Division Ave., Wyoming.
Program hours: 8:30-10:15 10:15-12, M-F; 12:30-2:15, MTH; 5:30-9 pm, M, TU. Application: GED and HS completion
- those under 20, birth certificate, shot record, school records
or school address, if known. ESL - I94 helpful. Eligibility: Any
refugee immigrant youth ages 16-19 (under 16 by referral only).
Area served: Kent County, Jenison, Hudsonville.
Contact: Jerry Emde (616) 252-2040
   (Spanish, Vietnamese)
All languages available for ESL program.
GOOD NEWS COMMUNITY
(616) 831-2603
www.goodnewscommunity.org
300 68th St. SE, P.O. Box 165, Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Main hours: 8-12 Noon, WED
Responds to the needs of individuals who are going through
divorce, separation, or the loss of a partner. Provides educational
seminars, personal growth meetings, social opportunities,
and volunteer involvement. Open to the healing needs of
all without regard to race, religion, sex, and ethnic origin.
Programs include Coping with Divorce, Kids Coping with
Divorce, Making a New Me, and Building Positive Relationships.
[email protected]
Program hours: Varies, call for details. Fees/Insurance:
Nominal fees for seminars and weekly meetings; call for details.
Area served: Kent County and surrounding area.
Contact: Lisa Gabala (616) 831-2603
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GRAND RAPIDS - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
(616) 456-3988 / (616) 456-3030
www.grcd.info
300 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 460, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Housing Rehabilitation Program. Provides financial and
technical assistance programs to low income homeowners
and rental property owners for home maintenance and
improvement.
1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Income requirements, home ownership, and
property insurance. Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details. Area served: Grand Rapids.
  
Lead Hazard Control Program. Offers FREE dust sampling of
homes, education of homeowners and tenants, and hiring of
contractors to remedy identified lead hazards in homes. These
steps aim to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.
1100 S. Division, Grand Rapids.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details,
Income information. Eligibility: Income under 80% of area
median income, child under 6 years of age living in home, and
residency in city of Grand Rapids. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details.
Area served: Grand Rapids.
    (Spanish)
GRAND RAPIDS - HOUSING COMMISSION
(616) 235-2600
www.grhousing.org
1420 Fuller Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Provides affordable housing
for low-income families, disabled and the elderly through
Section 8 and low-income public housing. There is a 1-3 year
waiting list.
2303 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Come in during
office hours and fill out application, or call and we will mail
an application., SS#’s for all people that will be living in home.
Eligibility: 18 years old, low-income. Area served: Kent
County.
Contact: Lois Alexander (616) 452-4500
[email protected]
  
Hope Community Transitional Housing. Provides a bridge
between shelters and permanent housing for homeless
women with children.. Programs offered are residential shelter,
counseling, parenting classes and budgeting classes. Must be
referred by Salvation Army Homeless Assistance Program (616454-5840).
1024 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Referral by Salvation
Army Homeless Assistance Program, Call for information.
Eligibility: Referral by Salvation Army Homeless Assistance
Program. Fees/Insurance: 30% of income. Area served:
Grand Rapids.
    (Spanish)
GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
(616) 234-4722
143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dental Clinic. Provides dental hygiene services by students as
part of their dental hygiene and dental assisting courses. The
clinic offers teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, tooth sealants,
dental health education, dietary analysis, and x-rays (if person
has a dentist to whom they can be mailed.) Clinic operated only
when GRCC is in session.
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Program hours: 12 Noon, 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m., M-W; 1
p.m., 3 p.m., TU and TH, all by appointment. Eligibility: Ages 3
years and older. Appointment needed, health status screening
for purpose of determining needed pre-medications. Fees/
Insurance: $20 per person (cleaning, bite-wing x-rays, topical
fluoride); $5 sealant per tooth. Other: Parking tokens can be
purchased in the dental clinic office. Area served: Kent County.
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GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION (GRPS)
(616) 819-2622
425 Pleasant SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-2:45, M-F, 5:30-8:30, M-TH
Adelante High School/Hispanic Institute. Day and evening
classes are available. Bilingual staff provide a supportive
environment for immigrants. GED Preparation in Spanish is
available.
1061 Kensington Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-2:45, M-F, 5:30-8:30, M-TH.
Application: Photo ID/Driver’s License, Passport or Birth
Certificate. Eligibility: Limited English speakers; non-high
school graduates receive free instruction. Fees/Insurance: Free
tuition and books to anyone who has not received a high school
diploma and GED holders.
Area served: Grand Rapids. Contact: Rosa Fraga (616) 8192620
    (Spanish)
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HISPANIC INSTITUTE (GRPS)
(616) 819-2000
www.grps.k12.mi.us
1331 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0117
Main hours: 8-6, M-F
Adelante High School and ESL Program. Provides daytime
and evening classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), GED
preparation, and high school completion. Provides child care
for both day and evening classes. Also provides transportation
through for day and evening programs.
425 Pleasant St. SW, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: Call for details.
Area served: Grand Rapids Public School area.
  (Spanish)
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS PARK SCHOOL
(GRPS)
(616) 819-2000
www.grps.k12.mi.us
1331 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0117
Main hours: 8-6, M-F
Park High School for Teen Parents. Offers accredited day
school pregnant and parenting teen students and contributes
to graduation requirements. Emphasis placed on prenatal care,
nutrition, preparation for labor and delivery, and childrearing.
Free transportation for GR residents. Students enrolled in
comprehensive high school curriculum that also includes work/
study opportunities. Students may attend Kent County Technical
Center, Kent Transition Center and other vocational programs.
1150 Adams St. SE, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-3:30, M-F. Application: Parent required
to register, ID, birth certificate and SS#. Eligibility: Must be
a pregnant or mothering teen who has custody of their child.
Fees/Insurance: FIA payments for day care service. Other:
Seasonal program - begins in September and ends in June. Area
served: Kent County. Contact: Thom McNally (616) 819-2935
      (Spanish, Vietnamese)
GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEST MIDDLE
SCHOOL (GRPS)
(616) 819-2000
www.grps.k12.mi.us
1331 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0117
Main hours: 8-6, M-F
Community Enrichment Program. Provides English As
A Second Language (ESL), High School Completion, GED
Preparation, Adult Literacy, Vocational Computer Training,
Vocational Health Training. Also offers enrichments classes in
subjects from computers to art.
615 Turner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Kay Stark or Joyce Sall (616) 819-2121
      (Spanish)
ESL program available in several languages, call for details.
GRAND RAPIDS REACH
(616) 235-0455
www.grandrapidsreach.org
551 Henry Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5:30, M-F
Support Enhances Life for Families (SELF) Parenting
Program. Provides assistance to parents in understanding their
rights and responsibilities. Focuses on developing modern and
appropriate parenting skills. Six-week classes presented three
times per year. Includes transportation, child care and activities.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for
requirements. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Evette Harber-Bey (616) 235-0455
Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish)
GRAND RAPIDS SELF-HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING
GROUP (GRAN SHHH)
(616) 281-5917
5427 Bunker Hill Ct. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Provides information regarding hearing impairment.
Eligibility: Adults with hearing impairment and their family
members. Area served: Greater Grand Rapids and vicinity.
Contact: Aleta Katonak (616) 281-5917 [email protected]
GRAND RAPIDS URBAN LEAGUE
(616) 245-2207
745 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Multiple Services in Employment, Housing and Economic
Development. Offers counseling, advocacy, and direct services
to anyone faced with obstacles to employment, housing, or
education. Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for
appointment, ID, SS card, income verification, birth certificate.
Eligibility: Varies by program. Area served: Kent County.
    (Spanish)
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GRAND VALLEY AMERICAN INDIAN LODGE (G.V.A.I.L.)
(616) 364-4697
http://gvail.greenthings.com
Promotes, steadfastly and earnestly, Indian history, Indian arts,
crafts, customs, legends, traditions, songs, dances and keep
alive Indian culture. Places before the public reliable information
leading to a fuller understanding of the North American
Indian. Maintains an archive to promote accurate and authentic
knowledge of Indian culture.
Email: [email protected] Area served: Western Michigan.
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GRANDVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
(616) 254-6550
www.grandville.k12.mi.us
3131 Barrett SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Orion Alternative Junior/Senior High School. Offers day
program for pregnant teens and young parents who want to
share concerns, learn about child development, and work on
high school completion. Child care available for children ages
0-2.
4900 Canal Ave SW, Grandville.
Program hours: 8-2:55, M-F. Eligibility: Must live in Jenison,
Hudsonville, or Grandville. Other: Seasonal program - begins late
August and ends mid-June. Contact: Don Atkinson (616) 2546712
GREATER GRAND RAPIDS INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY
NETWORK (IHN)
(616) 475-5220
www.interfaithhospitalitynetwork.org
100 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 7-5, M-F; 8-4, SAT, SUN
Provides emergency family shelter (30 days). Intact couples
with children, single fathers with children, single mothers with
children, teen age boys with parents. Offers case management.
All families must be referred through Salvation Army Homeless
Assistance (616) 454-5840.
Program hours: 7-5, M-F; 8-4, SAT, SUN. Application: Must
be referred by Salvation Army Homeless Assistance Program
(616) 454-5840, Medicaid card, drivers license. Eligibility:
Family with children, physically capable of climbing stairs.
Other: Arrangements can be made for people in wheelchairs.
Area served: Grand Rapids.
Contact: Mary Kay Baker (616) 475-5220 [email protected]
net
   (Spanish)
GUIDING LIGHT MISSION
(616) 451-0236
www.guidinglightmission.org
255 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49501
Encourages the homeless and disadvantaged of Grand
Rapids to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,
become free of life-controlling substances, and seek longterm employment and housing. This is accomplished through
spiritual, educational and vocational services in a supportive
and structured Christian environment.
Contact: Rev. Chico Daniels (616) 451-0236
Email: [email protected]
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF KENT COUNTY
(616) 774-2431
www.habitatkent.org
539 New Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-TH; 8:30-12, F
A Christian housing ministry of volunteers that builds simple
decent homes in partnership with families in need. Requires
between 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” depending on family
make-up to be earned by helping to build your own and other
homes. Monthly payments on a Habitat home are $300-$450/
month + utilities.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-TH; 8:30-12, F. Application: Please
call- info will be mailed. Eligibility: Based on need, ability to
pay, and willingness to partner. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County, Eastern Ottawa county. Contact:
Libby Kuipers (616) 774-2431, ext. 242
Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish)
HEALTH INTERVENTION SERVICES
(616) 475-8446
www.hisgr.org
15 Andre St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-TH; 8:30-3, F
Provides family and internal medicine, pregnancy testing and
counseling, prenatal care, pediatric medicine, HIV/STD testing
and counseling, general eye care, and family counseling to the
uninsured and underinsured.
Program hours: 9-5, M-TH; 9-3, F. No walk-ins. Application:
Call for details, Proof of income. Eligibility: Low-income
individuals and families without medical/health insurance.
Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale. Other: NO Medicaid. Area
served: Grand Rapids.
      (Spanish)
HEART OF WEST MICHIGAN UNITED WAY
(616) 459-6281
www.unitedwaycares.com
118 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
United Way’s 2-1-1. Refers people who need help or
information to available nonprofit human services agencies in
Kent/Montcalm counties. Information and referral specialists
assist people to prioritize needs and suggest most appropriate
referrals, as well as advocate for clients to insure needed services
are received. Maintains a comprehensive computerized resource
file of information on health and human service agencies and
other services such as support groups in the community. Also
maintains information on many state and national agencies.
Program hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Application: Confidential information and referral service
Area served: Kent and Montcalm counties.
       (Spanish)
Most languages available through a Language Line.
HEARTSIDE MINISTRY
(616) 235-7211
www.heartside.org
54 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-12 & 1-4, M-F; 9:30-1:00, SUN. Some night
programs.
Offers outreach ministry to the poor and homeless population of
Grand Rapids. Services include counseling, pastoral care, support
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groups, education classes, NA/AA meetings, worship, public
advocacy, computer center, art program, case management, and
neighborhood organizing. Also offers domestic violence support
services.
Program hours: 9-12 and 1-4, M-F; 9:30-1:00, SUN.
Some evening programs. Eligibility: None, but a Heartside
neighborhood focus. Area served: Grand Rapids - Heartside
area and beyond.
Contact: Rev. Barbara Pekich (616) 235-7211
Email: [email protected]
      (Spanish)
HELP PREGNANCY CRISIS AID
(616) 459-9139
601 Spring St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Trained support staff provide long-term emotional and spiritual
support for women through a crisis pregnancy. Provides
alternatives to abortion, information about fetal development,
free pregnancy testing, information and referral, layettes for
newborns. Also provides diapers, clothing up to 24 months of
age, formula, baby food, and maternity clothing.
Program hours: 11-3:30, M; 10-2:30, TU-TH. Application:
Birth certificate of newborn child. Eligibility: Must be either
pregnant or have a child under the age of 2 years. Area
served: Kent County.
Contact: Judith VanderLaan (616) 459-9139

HISPANIC CENTER OF WESTERN MICHIGAN
(616) 742-0200
www.hispanic-center.org
730 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
This non-profit organization primarily serves the needs of the
Hispanic community in the areas of employment, interpretation
and translation, information and referral, family and individual
services, language and cultural training and activities to maintain
cultural heritage. Limited immigration assistance is also provided.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Walk-ins welcome.
Appointments required for immigration services only. Eligibility:
Income eligibility. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale fees may apply
to some programs. Area served: Western Michigan. Contact:
Emily Aleman (616) 742-0200
Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
HOME REPAIR SERVICES
(616) 241-2601
www.homerepairservices.org
1100 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Offers resources designed to equip low income neighbors for
successful homeownership. These programs include: 1) Repair
Team - emergency repairs done by professionals; 2) Home
Access Ramps - wheel chair ramps and bathroom modifications;
3) Home Maintenance Classes - Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and
Saturday at 10 a.m.; 4) Financial Counseling - foreclosure
intervention services and weekly financial management class;
5) Surplus Building Material Store (Builder’s Abundance)
- building materials at 25% of retail; 6) Tool Library; and
7) CLEARCorps protecting children from lead poisoning.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F; 9-2, SAT. Application: Call for
details, Deed or mortgage, last years’ income tax return and
most recent check stub. Eligibility: All calasses are free and
open to the public - no eligibility requirements. All other
programs are restricted to low income homeowners and
eligibility varies, call for details.
Fees/Insurance: All classes are free. Charges for other
programs vary. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Meri
Watkins (616) 241-2601
    (Spanish)
HOPE COMMUNITY TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
PROGRAM Grand Rapids Housing Commission’s
Transistional Housing
(616) 235-2600
1420 Fuller Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides a bridge between shelters and permanent housing for
homeless women with children.
1024 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Referral by Salvation
Army Homeless Assistance Program (616-454-5840), Call for
information. Eligibility: Homeless women with children referred
by emergency shelter. Fees/Insurance: Based on income. Area
served: Grand Rapids and surrounding area.
   Spanish with advance notice.
HOPE NETWORK OF WEST MICHIGAN
(616) 248-5900
www.hopenetwork.org
3375 S. Division Ave., Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49548-2157
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
TTY: (616) 248-5161. Toll-free: (800) 695-7273.
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent, Ottawa,
Allegan, Muskegon, Kalamazoo and surrounding counties.
    
Transportation Services. Transportation provided for persons
with disabilities and the elderly. Services provided include
Contracted Transportation Services, Specialized Transportation
for Individuals and Groups, and North Kent Transit Services.
TTY: (616) 248-5161. Toll-free: (800) 695-7273.
Area served: Kent County.
    
HUMAN RESOURCE ASSOCIATES
(616) 458-0692
www.hresource.com
161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 300-C, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides psychological services for people of all ages and with
all concerns. (This is a For Profit agency)
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Fees/Insurance: Call for details,
Most non-HMO insurance. Area served: Western Michigan.
  
HURON POTAWATOMI
(616) 249-0159
4415 Byron Center Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
NHBP Health Dept. Offers enrollment and administration of
Indian Health Services to members only. Main tribal operations
for this federally recognized Tribe (Nottawaseppi Huron Band of
Potawatomi) are in Battle Creek.
Toll-free: (888) 662-2809
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Insurance
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Membership Card. Eligibility: Membership, call for details.
Area served: Kent and six other counties. Contact: Mark Smit
(616) 249-0159
  
IN THE IMAGE
(616) 456-7474
www.intheimage.org
111 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-4, M-F; 9-12 noon, SAT
Offers free clothing, housewares, and furniture in the Heartside
and Burton Heights neighborhoods. There is a waiting list for
furniture and appliances and a referral from a social agency is
necessary.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-4, M-F.
Application: Referral from social service agency. No
appointment needed. Eligibility: Call for details. Area served:
Kent County. Contact: Clarissa Mancha (616) 456-6150
    (Spanish)
South Location. Offers free clothing, housewares, and furniture
in the Heartside and Burton Heights neighborhoods. There is
a waiting list for furniture and appliances and a referral from a
social agency is necessary.
1823 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-4, M-F. Application: Referral from social
service agency. No appointment needed. Eligibility: Call for
details. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Clarissa Mancha
(616) 456-6150
    (Spanish)
INNER CITY CHRISTIAN FEDERATION (ICCF)
(616) 336-9333
www.iccf.org
816 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
A non-profit housing ministry that provides shelter, rental, and
homeownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income
families. Education and support services are also available to
program participants.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details. There
is usually a waiting list. Eligibility: Eligibility depends on income
levels and references. Fees/Insurance: Varies by program. Area
served: Grand Rapids - housing located in general community
development target area, but accept referrals from all Kent
County for all programs.
      (Spanish)
Family Haven. Provides 30-day emergency shelter for families.
701 Prospect Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Call to
apply, Will be determined at assessment. Eligibility: Proof of
homelessness, must be 18 years or older with at least one child
under age of 21 related by blood or adoption. Area served:
Kent County.
Contact: Deborah Armstong (616) 247-4949
      (Spanish)
Affordable Rental Program. Provides a variety of rental
apartments at affordable rents mainly in the southeast side of
Grand Rapids.
515 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
There is usually a waiting list. Eligibility: Eligibility depends on
income levels and references. Fees/Insurance: Varies by type of
apartment and income. Area served: Grand Rapids.
Contact: Michael Remo (616) 336-9333
      (Spanish)
Homestart Mortgage Program. This program provides home
mortgage financing for owner-occupants who do not qualify for
other types of financing.
515 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: Varies, nights and weekends. Application:
Must attend pre-purchase education class before submitting
application. Eligibility: Income, work history, references, a
past credit difficulty; must comply with program requirements.
Fees/Insurance: Varies depending on program; payment plans
available. Area served: Grand Rapids - general community
development target area.
Contact: Susan Ortiz (616) 336-9333
      (Spanish)
JUBILEE JOBS
(616) 774-9944
935 Baxter St. SE, Baxter Community Center,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
W.I.S.E. for Women (Workforce Intervention for Successful
Employment). A holistic approach aimed at assisting women
in poverty with job readiness, stress management, and other
income enhancement opportunity exploration. Program includes
employment assistance, peer group support and individual
psychological counseling.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: License or state
identification and social security card. Eligibility: Women in
poverty. Area served: Grand Rapids - central city area.
Contact: Earlina Libbett (616) 774-9944 [email protected]
  
KENT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
(616) 632-7100
www.accesskent.com
700 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
MIChild - Healthy Kids Medicaid Enrollment. Provides
application and enrollment assistance for Medicaid, Healthy
Kids and Pregnant Women and MI Child and MOMS. Contact
the Kent County Health Department 632-7100 to schedule an
appointment.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300.
Program hours: 8-4, M, TU, W, F; 1-8, TH.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
   (Spanish)
KENT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
COMMUNITY CLINICAL SERVICES DIVISION
(616) 632-7100
www.accesskent.com
700 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Immunizations Clinics. Offers six locations throughout the
county provide routine childhood, adult, TB testing, and
international travel immunizations. Immunization fees apply for
routine and travel immunizations. Vaccines are free to those
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who qualify for special programs, such as vaccines for children
or the Michigan Vaccine Replacemen Program. However, a
sliding-scale vaccine administration fee may still be charged for
each injection given.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300.
Program hours: Varies by location. Main clinic: 8-4, M, TU, W,
F; 1-7 pm, TH. Application: Immunization records, Medicaid
card. Fees/Insurance: Call for details, Medicaid. Area served:
Kent County.
       (Spanish) AT&T Language Line
used for non English, non Hispanic speaking.
Public Health Clinics. Offers immunizations, TB testing, child
health screening, WIC, pregnancy testing, lead and blood
pressure screening services at six neighborhood clinic locations
throughout the county. Some services are by appointment and
others are walk-ins.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Depends on service
requested. Fees/Insurance: Most services are free, Medicaid.
Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish, Vietnamese) Spanish at
some locations. Other languages through AT&T Language Line.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WomenInfant-Children (WIC). WIC is a health and nutrition program
for pregnant, breast-feeding, or post partum women up to
6 month, infants, and children up to age 5. Nutritious food,
nutrition education, and community referrals provided. There
are six clinic sites throughout the county. For hours and location
near you, call 632-7200.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300.
Program hours: Varies by location, Main clinic open 8-4,
M-TH; 1-7PM, TH. Application: Appointment required, ID,
Medicaid card, if available, 2 pay check stubs or proof of other
income. Eligibility: Those on Medicaid or food stamps qualify.
Others must meet income eligibility and nutritional risk factors.
Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish, Vietnamese)
All languages available upon request.
Kent County Healthy Start. Offers support and information to
first time mothers and their infants. Healthy Start helps to relieve
some of the stress of having a new baby through phone calls,
written information and home visits. Family Support Workers
link families with community resources and teach parents how
to be their child’s most important teacher. Healthy Start is free,
private, and respectful of language and culture.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300
[email protected]
Program hours: For information - 8:30-5, M-F. Application:
Call (616) 632-7021 for information. Eligibility: First time
mothers in Kent County with children prenatal to age 3; must
access services before child is 3 months old; no substantiated or
open CPS case. Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
Maternal Support Services (MSS) and Infant Support
Services (ISS). Provides home visits by a nurse, social worker,
or nutritionist before or after the baby is born. Also provides
information about pregnancy, babies and parenting; growth and
development screening and referral to other agencies as needed.
Support to breast-feeding mothers is provided through lactation
consultation and education.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Other times by special request.
Eligibility: Resident of Kent County. Fees/Insurance:
Medicaid. Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
Interpreters used for all non-English speaking clients.
 Nurse-Family Partnership. Provides intensive home visits by
specifically trained nurses to first time, low income mothers who
live within Metropolitan Grand Rapids. Clients are enrolled before
the 28th week of their pregnancy. Service follows through the
child’s second birthday.
Toll-free: (888) 515-1300
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F; may vary to meet client’s needs.
Application: Referrals by client herself, family member(s),
school personnel, or healthcare provider. Eligibility: Pregnant,
low income, first-time mom who lives with city limits of Grand
Rapids; no age restriction. Other: Program is a three-year grant
from MDCH with matching local dollars. Area served: Grand
Rapids.
     
Tobacco Free for Good. A cooperative effort between many
health-related organizations, including Kent County Health
Dept., Metropolitan Hospital, Saint Mary’s Health Care, and
Spectrum Health. A free program to help individuals gain tools
to become and stay tobacco free. Designed to help tobacco
users deal with triggers, withdrawal symptoms, daily stress, and
set back prevention. Medications are discussed.
Toll-free: (800) 301-1733.
Application: Anyone can register. Area served: Western
Michigan. Contact: Jodie Vokes (616) 975-0123
     
KENT COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL
(616) 459-5151
www.kentliteracy.org
111 Library St.NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-F. Service hours varied
Adult Tutoring Program-Reading/English as a Second
Language. Offers one-to-one tutoring for adults wishing to
improve their reading skills and English-communication skills
relating to work and home.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Tutoring hours are flexible.
Application: Address and phone number. Eligibility: Resident
of Kent County. Area served: Kent County primarily.
Contact: Charmayne Mulligan (616) 459-5151
  
KENT COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE
(616) 632-5400
180 Ottawa Ave. NW, Suite 5400, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Kent County Victim Witness. Provides information, support,
and advocacy to victims and witnesses throughout the criminal
justice system. Services are available to crime victims throughout
Kent County.
Toll-free: (877) 451-8115.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Eligibility: Kent County residents.
Area served: Kent County. Contact: Anita Emrich Droog
(616) 632-5400 [email protected]
       (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
All languages available upon request.
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KENT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (KISD)
(616) 364-1333
www.kentisd.org
2930 Knapp St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Main hours: 7:30-4:30, M-F
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Program. Supports
the local school districts in Kent County with early childhood
programming, including the delivery of the Parents as Teachers
(PAT) program. PAT is a voluntary program for families
with children from birth to five which includes home visits,
playgroups and parent meetings, developmental screenings and
information for parents. The program is offered through the
local school districts.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Children birth to
five. Area served: Kent County. Contact: Erin McGovern Ryle
(616) 447-3080
 
KENT REGIONAL COMMUNITY COORDINATED CHILD
CARE (Kent Regional 4C)
(616) 451-8281
www.4cchildcare.org
233 E. Fulton St., Suite 107, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M, W-F; 8-8, TU
Provides child care referrals and information on selecting quality
child care, consultation on financial assistance for parents
using child care, workshops for parents, advocacy on behalf
of children and families, and child care professionals, resource
library.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M, W-F; 8-8, TU. Other: Spanish child
care referrals available. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta,
Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola counties.
Contact: Ray Passkiewicz (616) 451-8281 [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Ionia County. Provides child care referrals and information on
selecting quality child care, consultation on financial assistance
for parents using child care, parent education, advocacy on
behalf of children and families, workshops for parents and child
care professionals, resource library.
250 E. Tuttle Rd., Ionia Ed. Center, Montcalm/Ionia.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Other: Spanish child care referrals
available. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Contact: Vicky Camp (616)
522-0857 Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Mecosta County. Provides child care referrals and information
on selecting quality child care, consultation on financial
assistance for parents using child care, workshops for parents,
advocacy on behalf of children and families, and child care
professionals, resource library.
826 N. State St., Suite B, Big Rapids.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Other: Spanish child care referrals
available. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Newaygo, and Osceola counties.
Contact: Joyce Harmsen (231) 796-0049
Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Montcalm County. Provides child care referrals and information
on selecting quality child care, consultation on financial
assistance for parents using child care, workshops for parents,
advocacy on behalf of children and families, and child care
professionals, resource library.
1550 W. Sidney Rd., Sidney.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Other: Spanish child care referrals
available. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Contact: Danielle Moy (989)
328-6621 ext 367
Email: [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Newaygo County. Provides child care referrals and information
on selecting quality child care, consultation on financial
assistance for parents using child care, workshops for parents,
advocacy on behalf of children and families, and child care
professionals, resource library.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Other: Spanish child care referrals available. Area served:
Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola
counties. Contact: Theresa Myrick (231) 796-4319
Email: [email protected]
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Osceola County. Provides child care referrals and information on
selecting quality child care, consultation on financial assistance
for parents using child care, workshops for parents, advocacy
on behalf of children and families, and child care professionals,
resource library.
240 E. Church St., Suite 107, Reed City.
Toll-free: (800) 448-6995
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Other: Spanish child care referrals
available. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm,
Newaygo, and Osceola counties. Contact: Kathleen Blakenship
(231) 832-3131 ext.37 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
KENTWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH
(616) 455-1740
www.kcconline.org
1200 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Future Hope Divorce Recovery. A safe environment where
hurting people can heal on their path of recovery from divorce
or separation.
[email protected]
 
KENTWOOD COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
(616) 261-6166
28 60th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49548
Main hours: 8-4:15, M-F
Classes for teens and adults to earn a High School diploma,
parenting classes for teen parents and parents-to-be, preschool
classes, English as a second language, and leisure-time classes.
Program hours: 7a.m.-9p.m., M-F. Application: Call for
appointment, Proof of residency, High School transcripts,
immunization records. Eligibility: Resident of Kentwood School
District. Fees/Insurance: Tuition for preschool and leisure-time
classes only. Area served: Kentwood School District.
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Crossroads Alternative High School. Offers high school
completion classes for nontraditional teens, special programming
for teen parents and parents-to-be, ESL students, and Special
Education students from the Kentwood School District.
Program hours: 7a.m.-9.pm., M-F. Application: Referral
from high school counselor, proof of residency, High School
transcripts, immunization records. Eligibility: Resident of
Kentwood School District, ages 15 - 19, and must have
completed one semester of 9th grade. Area served: Kentwood
School District.
 
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF GRAND RAPIDS (LLL)
(616) 752-8300
www.lalecheleague.org
715 Hill Ave. NW, , Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Provides information, advice and support for women about
breastfeeding. Each group (5 in Grand Rapids and several in
nearby areas) hold a series of four monthly informal support
meetings which a woman may attend before and/or after her
child is born. Discussion centers on the advantages and art of
breastfeeding, overcoming difficulties, nutrition, weaning and
starting solids. A woman may attend meetings anytime. Babies
are welcome at meetings. Electric breast pumps are available to
create a milk supply in difficult situations.
Toll-free: (800) LA-LECHE
[email protected]
Program hours: Varies, call for details. Eligibility: Women
interested in breastfeeding and other concerned women.
Fees/Insurance: $36 yearly dues. No charge for meetings.
Area served: No restrictions.
  (Spanish) Classes offered in Spanish.
LATIN AMERICAN SERVICES
(616) 336-4018
www.acset.org
121 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Translation/Interpretation. Information and referral, migrant
emergency services, (vouchers for food, clothing, gas, utilities,
car parts, car repairs, housing, payment to prevent shut off/
evictions). Senior services - transportation, interpretation,
medicine.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Identification, Social
Security card, proof of income. Other: Crime prevention
services, senior meal, congregate and home delivery. Area
served: Kent County. Contact: Gloria Zamarripa (616) 3364018
      (Spanish)
LIFE GUIDANCE SERVICES
(616) 774-0633
www.lifeguidanceservices.org
1400 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 8-9, M-W; 8-6, TH; 8-5, F
Behavioral Health Counseling. Provides a broad spectrum
of services for all ages including outpatient mental health and
substance abuse counseling (including psychiatric services),
psychological testing and assessment, and Employee Assistance
Services.
Toll-free: (888) 877-7720
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-9, M, TU, W; 8-6, TH; 8-5, F. Application:
Call Scheduling Coordinator, Insurance Information (if
applicable). Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale, Call for details.
Area served: Kent County and surrounding counties.
Contact: Donna Kuiper (616) 774-0633
     
Behavioral Health Counseling. Provides a broad spectrum
of services for all ages including outpatient mental health and
substance abuse counseling (including psychiatric services) at six
locations, psychological testing and assessment, and Employee
Assistance Services.
3351 Claystone St. SE, Suite 212, Grand Rapids.
Toll-free: (888) 877-7720
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-9, M, TU, W; 8-6, TH; 8-5, F. Application:
Insurance Information (if applicable). Fees/Insurance: Sliding
fee scale, Call for details. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding counties. Contact: Donna Kuiper (616) 774-0633
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Behavioral Health Counseling. Provides a broad spectrum
of services for all ages including outpatient mental health and
substance abuse counseling (including psychiatric services),
psychological testing and assessment, and Employee Assistance
Services.
2556 Van Ommen Dr., Holland.
TTY: (616) 222-1629. Toll-free: (888) 877-7720.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: By appointment. Application: Insurance
Information (if applicable). Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Call for details. Contact: Donna Kuiper (616) 774-0633
     
Single Parenting Class. Offers information for anyone
interested in learning more about single parenting issues.
Consists of a six-part series that covers a wide range of single
parenting issues. The group is held weekly. Program offered in
the fall and winter.
214 Spencer St. NE, North End Community Ministry, GR.
Toll-free: (888) 877-7720
[email protected]
Program hours: Call for class times. Fees/Insurance: $5
non-refundable registration fee. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Laura Castle (616) 454-1097 [email protected]
vices.org
 
Behavioral Health Counseling. Provides a broad spectrum
of services for all ages including outpatient mental health and
substance abuse counseling (including psychiatric services) at six
locations, psychological testing and assessment, and Employee
Assistance Services.
4361 220th Ave., Suite B, Reed City.
Toll-free: (888) 877-7720
[email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-6, M-F. Application: Insurance
Information (if applicable). Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale,
Call for details. Area served: Osceola and Mecosta counties
and surrounding areas. Contact: Donna Kuiper (616) 774-0633
     
AHSE- Alcohol Highway. Offered only in Spanish
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: Classes scheduled throughout the year.
Application: Payment due before class starts. Eligibility: Call
for details.
Fees/Insurance: $75, N/A - cash only. Area served: Kent
County.
    (Spanish)
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Project Charlie. Provides a comprehensive substance abuse
prevention program targeting elementary age youth. Includes
training for facilitators, volunteer support, newsletter for
volunteers.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Other: Accommodations for those
with physical impairments can be arranged. Area served: Kent
County.
Contact: Joy McNabb (616) 776-0891 ext. 217
Email: [email protected]
     
Women’s Circle. Provides a stress management program
consisting of ten 3-hour sessions. Primarily targeting women,
other groups can be done by arrangement. Life skills are
practiced and discussed in a supportive environment. Locations
vary. Transportation and childcare may be available for some
groups.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Eligibility: Targets low income
participants. Fees/Insurance: Most groups have none. Other:
Accommodations for those with physical impairments can be
arranged. Area served: Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, and Newaygo
counties. Contact: Rose Hildenbrand (616) 776-0891 ext. 208
Email: [email protected]
   
LOWELL AREA SCHOOLS
(616) 897-8415
www.lowell.k12.mi.us
300 High St., Lowell, MI 49331
Main hours: 7:30-4:30, M-F
See individual programs. Area served: Lowell area school district.
 
Tots on Track for School. This early childhood program’s goal
is to help families provide opportunities for all children to begin
school healthy and ready to learn. Offers links to community
resources through TOTS Early Childhood Family Resource Center,
parent education and support groups, play groups, parenting
classes, and child and family workshops. Also provides a
program Curiosity Corner to promote school readiness for 4’s
and 5’s, Spring second hand sale, newsletters with readiness
information, new baby welcome bags, and Parents As Teachers
home visitor for families with children 0-5 yrs.; baby shower
for expectant mothers in Fall and Spring; Wiggle and Giggle
movement; music workshops monthly; screenings in April for
children with possible speech or developmental delays.
Program hours: 9-4, M-F. Some evening programs available
for family nights, music programs, and parenting classes.
Eligibility: Lowell area children birth to 5. Fees/Insurance:
Small fee, waived upon request. Area served: Lowell area
school district.
Contact: Kathy Cole (616) 897-1232 [email protected]
   
LUTHERAN CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICE OF MICHIGAN
- GRAND RAPIDS
(616) 281-4601
www.lcfsmi.org
2130 44th St. SE, Suite 108, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-5012
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Outpatient Counseling Services. Offers counseling services for
individuals and groups, marriage and pre-marriage couples, child
and family counseling, sexual abuse counseling for perpetrators
and victims.
Toll-free: (800) 968-4696.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Sliding scale according to ability to pay (Children in
foster care covered by Fair Market Rate contract). Area served:
Western Michigan. Contact: Connie Vander Schel (616) 2814601 Email: [email protected]
 
Therapy for Children, Teen, and Adult Victims of Sexual
Abuse. Provides individual counseling for children and for adults
who are victims of sexual abuse.
Toll-free: (800) 968-4696.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Eligibility: Victims of sexual
abuse. Fees/Insurance: Sliding fee scale.
Area served: Western Michigan.
 
MADISON SQUARE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
(616) 245-7791 / (616) 245-0146
1434 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9:30-5:30, M-F
Parenting Classes. Offers a variety of classes for parents and
new moms. Child care and transportation is available upon
request.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Must live in the
49507, 49506, or 49503 zip codes. Area served: Grand Rapids
- southeast area. Contact: Nurse Judy Smith (616) 245-0146
 
Prenatal and Parenting Support Group. Support group for
prenatal and current parents.
Program hours: 3:30 - 5 p.m., TU. Area served: Grand Rapids
- southeast area. Contact: Nurse Judy Smith (616) 245-0146
 
MARCH OF DIMES BIRTH DEFECTS FOUNDATION
(888) 663-4637 / (888) MODIMES
www.marchofdimes.com, www.nacersano.org
1275 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605
Main hours: 9-5, M-F, EST
Pregnancy and Newborn Health Education Center. National
center offers information and referral services by trained health
information specialists. Provided quick and accurate answers
to questions on issues related to pre-pregnancy, pregnancy,
genetics, drug use and environmental hazards during pregnancy,
and birth defects.
Toll-free: (888) MODIMES (663-4637) [email protected]
com
Program hours: 9-5, M-F, EST. Area served: Nationwide.
  (Spanish) Material available in Spanish.
MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES
(616) 454-8249
www.meltrotter.org
225 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Provides outreach ministry to the poor and homeless population
of Grand Rapids. Mel Trotter Ministries is a licensed long-term
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substance abuse center for men, women and children. Services
include support groups, education classes, worship, and
emergency food, clothing and furniture.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Area served: Grand Rapids
and West Michigan.
Contact: Bill Merchut (616) 454-8249 ext. 231
    (Spanish)
Women’s Emergency Shelter. Provides emergency shelter for
women. Two meals provided (breakfast and supper). Women
should be in the mission by 6:15 pm.
Program hours: 7 days a week. Eligibility: Needy women of
any age. Area served: No restrictions.
 
METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL
(616) 252-7200, To register for classes call (616) 252-MOMS
www.metrohealth.net
1919 Boston St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Beginning With Confidence. This one-time class prepares
expectant parents for parenting during the first year. Topics
include feeding, sleeping, crying, safety immunizations, and a
doctor’s perspective.
Program hours: Class: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., M-F. Registration: 9-5,
M-F. Application: Must register to attend class. Area served:
West Michigan. Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 2527183
   
Breast-Feeding Class. For expectant parents who want
information on breast-feeding how-to’s, working and breastfeeding, use of breast pumps, and getting off to a good start.
Fathers are encouraged to attend.
Program hours: Call for class times. Application: Must
register. Fees/Insurance: $15/Couple. Area served: West
Michigan.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
Breast-Feeding Support Group. A once a month group
session with certified lactation consultant. Meets 2nd Tuesday of
each month. Babies and children welcome. A support group to
help breast-feeding continue for the 1st year of baby’s life.
Program hours: 6:30-8, 2nd TU. Application: Must register.
Area served: West Michigan.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
Prepared Childbirth Series. Provides complete childbirth
program including breathing and relaxation techniques for
expectant parents. This class is offered in evening sessions or
during a special weekend designed for busy couples. There
is also a refresher class offered for couples who already have
children.
Program hours: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., M-W; 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
SAT. Application: Must register. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details.
Area served: West Michigan.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
Private Prepared Childbirth Session. For those unable to
attend regular series. One session includes relaxation, breathing,
and massage for labor and birth, and medical and technical
aspects. Must deliver at Metropolitan Hospital and register a
month before baby is due. There is a charge for this service.
Program hours: Class is scheduled to accommodate need of
client and instructor availability. Application: Must register.
Eligibility: Give birth at Metropolitan Hospital. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
RTS (Resolve Through Sharing) Bereavement Services.
Certified bereavement counselors offered to families whose
baby dies in pregnancy, at birth or shortly after.
Program hours: Class registration: 8-6, M-F; 8-12 Noon, SAT.
Eligibility: Patient at Metropolitan Hospital. Area served: West
Michigan. Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
Sibling Classes. Helps children ages 3-6 prepare for the arrival
of a baby. Parents attend classes with children, life-like dolls
are used, and children get to meet new mom and baby. Special
classes also available for children under age 2 and over age 6.
Program hours: Classes: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., twice per month.
Application: Must register to attend class.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
Teen Special Class. Class directed for special needs of
teenagers, giving them tools and skills to prepare for the birth of
their baby. Available in a group or private setting.
Application: Must register. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: West Michigan.
Contact: Mary Lynn Wesorick, RN (616) 252-7183
   
MICHIGAN 17TH CIRCUIT COURT - FAMILY DIVISION
(616) 632-5067
www.accesskent.com
180 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Personal Protection Order Office. Helps people caught in
domestic violence or stalking situation get through court system
without an attorney. Works with law enforcement and other
service agencies to provide help in obtaining personal protection
orders through the court pursuant to Michigan Statute. Specific
criteria for eligibility in cases of domestic violence and stalking.
Also available for speaking engagements on PPO process.
Program hours: Walk-in Interviews 9:00-2:30, M-F.
Application: No appointments. The initial paperwork and
interview may take an hour to complete., Photo ID; police
reports are helpful (out of county/state divorce, etc. paperwork
required). Eligibility: Must be 18 years old or accompanied by
adult, preferably a parent. Other: According to statute PPOs
are the last resort. Contact YWCA for other avenues such as
counseling, etc. Area served: Michigan, primarily Kent County.
     Petitioners need to bring their own interpreter.
MICHIGAN FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY KENT
COUNTY OFFICE (FIA) - Dept. of Human Services (DHS)
(616) 247-6000 / (616) 247-6005
www.michigan.gov/fia
415 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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Main hours: 8-5, M-F; 24 hours, 7 days for Protective Service
complaints (616) 247-6300.
Helps individuals and families meet financial, medical, and
social needs; assists people to become self-sufficient; and
helps protect children and adults from abuse, neglect, and
exploitation.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Child Protective Services complaints
- 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Family Independence Program (FIP). Provides public
financial aid of the basic care of families with children (or
pregnant). Applications are processed as quickly as possible.
Most FIP recipients are eligible for Medicaid, food stamps, and
employment and training services. Applicants arriving after
10:00 a.m. may file an application but will not be interviewed
until the next business day. Agency recommends coming as early
in the morning as possible to apply.
Program hours: 7-4, M-F; intake 7-10 only. Application: Apply
in person or request application form by mail, Identification,
residence, may need income and asset verification. Eligibility:
Families meeting income and asset requirements with dependent
children deprived of financial support. Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Food Stamps/Expedited Food Stamps. Determines eligibility
for coupons (food stamps) to supplement the food purchasing
power of low-income families. Some households currently
receiving food stamps may qualify for expedited service if they
meet eligibility requirements. Applicants arriving after 10:00
a.m. may file an application but will not be interviewed until the
next business day. Agency recommends coming as early in the
morning as possible to apply.
Program hours: 7-4, M-F; intake 7-10 only. Application: Apply
in person or request application form by mail, Identification,
residence, proof of income and assets. Eligibility: Recipients
must meet income and asset requirements. Area served: Kent
County.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Independent Living Services (Home Help Program).
Provides funds to help pay for unskilled personal care services.
Services may include assistance with grooming, dressing,
laundry, meal preparation, shopping, light housework, etc. to
enable Medicaid-eligible individuals with disabilities to remain in
their homes.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Must be Medicaid eligible. Area served: Kent
County. Contact: Vicki Pickel (616) 247-6300
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Indian Outreach Program. Activities are designed to help
break down barriers that inhibit economic and social selfsufficiency. Priorities may include outreach, case management,
advocacy, evaluation, teaching/educating, mobilization,
consultation, and community planning.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: American Indian residents of Kent County and their
families. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Fran Compo (616) 247-6038
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Medicaid Assistance (MA). Determines eligibility for Medicaid
Assistance for low income families, children, and disabled
adults. For assistance with explanation, enrollment, changes or
problems regarding managed care (800) 301-1733. Medicaid
Inquiry Patient Line (800) 638-6414. Medicaid Coverage Line
(for providers) (800) 292-2550. Complaints, call KCHD (616)
336-4286. For lost or stolen Medicaid card (800) 642-3195.
Program hours: 7-4, M-F; intake 7-10 only. Application: Must
apply in person, Call for details. Eligibility: FIP/SSI persons and
non-public assistance persons meeting financial and sometimes
medical criteria. Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish, Dutch, German)
State Emergency Relief (SER). Determines financial assistance
for emergency shelter, heat and utility needs. Applicants
arriving after 11:00 a.m. may file an application, but may not be
interviewed until the next business day.
Program hours: 7-4, M-F; intake 7-10 only. Application:
MUST APPLY IN PERSON, Identification, residence, proof of
income, shut-of/eviction notice(s). Eligibility: Recipients must
meet income and asset eligibility requirements. Area served:
Kent County.
      (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
Sparta Migrant Center. Center is staffed on a full-time basis
from approximately late April to late November. It is the intake
center for all FIA services for migrant workers in Kent, Newaygo,
Muskegon, and Eastern Ottawa County.
536 S. State St., Sparta.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call for details, Vital
records, income and asset information. Eligibility: Migrant
workers and their families. Area served: Kent County. Contact:
Lucia Page (616) 887-5700
     (Spanish, Vietnamese, Dutch, German)
MICHIGAN INDIAN CHILD WELFARE AGENCY
GRAND RAPIDS OFFICE
(616) 454-9221
1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 220, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F
Provides services for Indian children. The emphasis of the
MICWA is to keep children in the homes of their parents, and
thus maintain their Indian culture. When it is not possible, the
Indian Child Welfare Act, P.L. 95-608, will be followed to place
children in Indian adoptive homes. This insures the promotion of
cultural identity, customs, and a way of life that complies with
tribal, federal, and probate laws.
Toll-free: (800) 880-2089
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details.
Area served: Grand Rapids and surrounding area.
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE
EXTENSION SERVICE - KENT COUNTY (Kent/MSU
Extension)
(616) 336-3265
http://web4.msue.msu.edu/msuewc/kent
775 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F
Provides educational programs on many topics including
money management, food and nutrition, parenting education,
leadership development, positive communication, and stress
management.
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Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
      (Spanish) Some materials in Spanish.
Families In Touch (FIT). Provides instruction on food and
nutrition, money management, and parenting skills. Trained
instructors provide hands-on classes to families one-on-one in
their own homes or in small groups. This program partners with
Spectrum Health and Grand Rapids Public Schools.
2405 Leonard St. NE, Grand Rapids.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call to register.
Area served: Kent County. Contact: Jill Doubler
Message Phone only: (616) 819-3284 [email protected]
   Some materials in Spanish.
Breast Feeding Initiative (BFI). In collaboration with KCH WIC,
peer counselor assists WIC-eligible women who are pregnant or
breastfeeding
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call to register.
Eligibility: WIC-eligible women who are pregnant or
breastfeeding. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Janet Gudino (616) 336-3265 [email protected]
    
Building Strong Families. Provides parenting education
program for families with children from birth to age 3.
[email protected]
Application: Call to register. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Janet Gudino (616) 336-3265 [email protected]
      (Spanish)
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Nutrition education program for limited resource families
with young children. Instruction provided in home or in small
groups by MSU trained nutrition instructors. Assists families in
stretching food dollars, enhancing family nutrition, and teaching
families the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call to register.
Eligibility: Limited income families. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Janet Gudino (616) 336-3265 [email protected]
      (Spanish)
Family Nutrition Program (FNP). Nutrition education program
for persons eligible for or who receive food stamps. Instruction
provided in home or in small groups by MSU trained nutrition
instructors. Education includes basic nutrition, menu planning,
food safety, budgeting, food selection and shopping.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call to register.
Eligibility: Must be eligible for or receiving food stamps.
Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Janet Gudino (616) 336-3265 [email protected]
      (Spanish)
NATIONAL ADOPTION INFORMATION
CLEARINGHOUSE
(888) 251-0075
330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20447
A hotline which enables individuals to speak to a counselor
regarding the adoption process.
NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICES (NACS)
(616) 458-4078
www.itcmi.org/nacsgr.html
671 Davis Ave. NW, Steepletown Center Suite 103, GR, MI
49504
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F; closed 12-1 p.m. for lunch
Provides resources such as employment, counseling and case
management, substance abuse prevention to Native American
community. Offers other seasonal special events, presentations
on culturally-related topics, a bi-monthly newsletter, and support
groups for various ages. Also provides Maajtaag Mnobmaadzid
(Healthy Start) maternal support program.
Program hours: 8-12 and 1-4:30, M-F. Eligibility: Kent County
Native American household. Fees/Insurance: Ability to pay, if
applicable. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Betty Shelby (616) 458-4078 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Maajtaag Mnobmaadzid (Michigan’s Inter-Tribal Council
Healthy Start). Provides support for pregnant Anishinabe
women and mothers with newborns up to age 24 months.
No income guidelines. Offers office or home visiting services
from maternal health care nurses, outreach, referrals, followup and after care. Funded by Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Eligibility: Kent County Native
American household. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent, Ottawa, and Muskegon counties.
Contact: Stephanie Snyder (616) 458-4078 [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Mental Health/Wellness Services. Provides confidential
support services to individuals, families, and groups in the Native
American community. Also provides REFERRALS for needs such
as transportation, employment, housing, financial assistance,
medical services, substance abuse treatment, and counseling.
Program hours: Office: 8-4:30, M-F. Call for appointment.
Application: ID and SS#. Eligibility: Kent County Native
American household. Area served: Kent County. Contact:
Sarah Flessner or Sandee Reno (616) 458-4078 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Substance Abuse Prevention Services. Provides general
information relevant to Native American lifestyles with primary
focus on substance abuse prevention by phone, written request
and/or in person. Offers presentations, consultation and special
programs that address prevention issues.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-12 and 1-4:30, M-F. Application: ID and
SS#. Eligibility: Kent County Native American household.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Elizabeth Ishak (616) 458-4078 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
NORTH END COMMUNITY MINISTRY
(616) 454-1097
214 Spencer St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 9-2 p.m., M-F
Provides the key food pantry via ACCESS for the Northeast end
of Grand Rapids, serving clients with food, clothing, holiday
baskets, household items, personal needs, and baby items.
Programs available: NE Supper House, Single Parent Classes
and Skills for Living Cooking Classes. Also back to school new
clothing program and supplies in August. Limited to NECM
clients.
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Program hours: 9-12:45, M, TU, W, F. Food Pantry: 9-12:45,
M-W. NE Supper House meal program: TH, 5-6:30 pm.
Application: No appointments necessary. Referral not required
unless living out of NE area., Current driver’s license or Michigan
ID or current bill; Social Security Number; Proof of Income or
Support. Eligibility: Call for details. Must live within our service
boundaries. Open to all, but must meet income requirements.
Fees/Insurance: Most services free, some classes have fees.
Call for details. Parenting classes are $5 per session. No other
costs. Area served: Grand Rapids - northeast.
Contact: Laura Castle (616) 454-1077 [email protected]
   (Spanish) Spanish available Mondays only.
Single Parenting Class (A program of Life Guidance
Services). Offers information for anyone interested in learning
more about single parenting issues. Consists of a six-part series
that covers a wide range of single parenting issues. The group is
held weekly. Program offered in the fall and winter.
Program hours: Call for class times. Fees/Insurance: $5
registration fee. Area served: Kent County.
Contact: Laura Castle (616) 454-1077 [email protected]
  
NORTH KENT SERVICE CENTER
(616) 866-3478
10075 Northland Dr., Rockford, MI 49341
Main hours: 8-4, M-F
Provides food pantry, clothing, household items, furniture, and
appliances. Also provides a life skills class.
Program hours: 8-4, M-F. Application: Social Security
Number, proof of residence, proof of income. Eligibility:
Federal poverty guidelines. Area served: Northern Kent
County. S - 6 Mile; N - 22 Mile; E - Montcalm Ave.; W - Kenowa
Ave.
Contact: Tom Pearce or Richard L. Sliper (616) 866-3478
 
OTHER WAY MINISTRIES (THE)
(616) 454-4011
www.theotherway.org
710 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Main hours: 9-4:30
Offers many programs and services including financial
management, youth employment services, food pantry,
counseling, hospitality center, women’s Bible study, life skills
training for women, and teen mentoring, recreation, Bible study
and children’s Bible, art, music and drama and sports clubs.
This is an urban outreach program of the Reformed Church in
America.
TTY: (616) 454-4011
[email protected]
Program hours: Vary according to day and season.
Application: Simple registration forms, Food Pantry - Proof
of ID and address Programs - Medical info, immunization
records. Eligibility: varies according to specific programs. Fees/
Insurance: no registration fees, but occasional costs for activities.
Area served: Near west side bordered by Front, Wealthy, Valley
and 3rd St. Also, west to Standale for the food pantry.
     
Spanish-speaking staff available on Wednesdays.
OUR HOPE ASSOCIATION
(616) 451-2039
www.ourhopeassociation.org
324 Lyon St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-F; 24 hour staff
Residential and outpatient treatment for chemically dependent
women.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. 24 hour, 7 days supervision by staff.
Application: State funded clients are referred by Cornerstone
Substance Abuse Assessment. All others contact direct., Social
Security; Driver’s license; proof of income. Eligibility: Women,
18 years and older. State funded are for Ionia, Kent, Montcalm,
and Newaygo counties region. Fees/Insurance: Private payto be determined at time of interview, No insurance accepted.
Area served: Western Michigan. State funds limited to Ionia,
Kent, Montcalm, and Newaygo counties.
 
PARTNERS IN PARENTING
(616) 459-2578
2025 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: Hours are flexible, M-F
Offers sessions geared towards teaching parenting skills.
Sessions are flexible to meet the needs of participants: a single
session or a series of sessions on various topics. Small group or
individual sessions are held on our site, or the mobile unit can
go to an agency, school or church site or other location.
Program hours: Hours are flexible, M-F. Application: Call
to set up appointment to plan sessions. Fees/Insurance: Call
for details. Area served: Kent County and surrounding areas.
Contact: Marguerite Cool, OP or Jean Kramer, OP
(616) 459-2578 [email protected]
 
PATHFINDER RESOURCES
(616) 242-6400
www.pathf.org
2303 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Assists people with addictions and/or crime problems in
repairing their lives by offering programs including residential
and outpatient treatment of substance abuse that focuses on
the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of their
recovery.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Contact intake/
marketing department at 242-6400. Eligibility: Varies with
program. Fees/Insurance: Flexible, PPOM, Medicaid, Public
Assistance, Travelers. Area served: Michigan.
    
DeMey Center Outpatient Services. Provides outpatient
substance abuse services.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8 am-8:30 pm, M-F. Application: Contact
intake/marketing department at 242-6400. Area served:
Michigan.
    
Women’s Services. Provides residential treatment for the disease
of addicition to women ages 17 and older. In some cases, their
children may live with them during treatment.
3333 36th St. SE, Kentwood.
[email protected]
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Contact
intake/marketing department at 242-6400. Eligibility: Women
ages 17 and older. Fees/Insurance: Priority Health, PPOM
network plans, CIGNA. Area served: No restrictions.
    
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PINE REST CHRISTIAN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
(616) 455-9200
www.pinerest.org
300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is committed to
bringing the best in behavioral health care to those in need,
aged 4 to 104. We provide outpatient therapy at over 20
locations, inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential
services for adults with developmental disabilities and teens,
traditional outpatient substance abuse treatment, workshops,
and classes. This also includes programs of prevention and
education, psychological assessment, employee and church
assistance programs, intensive outpatient programming for
substance abuse, psychiatric home health care, consultation
liaison services, and more. If you are experiencing anxiety,
grief, or some other life-changing event, Pine Rest is in your
community and can help.
Toll-free: (800) 678-5500.
Area served: Grand Rapids metropolitan area.
      (Spanish)
Inpatient Hospitalization Services. Provide a safe, structured
setting to help children, adolescents, adults, or older adults
experiencing acute behavioral health crises. A multidisciplinary
team identifies the problems and treatment options, stabilizes
the patient, and develops an aftercare plan with the patient and
family, including appropriate referrals.
Partial Hospitalization Services. Also known as day
programming, this is short-term, intensive treatment for individuals
experiencing significant mental and/or emotional problems. Our
goal is to provide intensive treatment to assist patients and families
in managing these problems. The target population includes
children, adolescents, adults who meet the criteria for admission
and cannot be adequately treated through traditional outpatient
services. Treatment modalities are psychiatric assessment,
treatment and discharge planning. Treatment groups include:
anger, anxiety, and stress management, assertion training, cooccurring addiction, medication education, individual, family, and
group therapy, trauma, and more. Must have own transportation
to and from the program.
Hours: 8:30-4, M-F. Application: Call for information. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details.
Residential Services. Provide faith-based residential services
to adults with developmental disabilities through Pine Rest
Christian Homes, utilizing person-centered planning, a
compassionate care model, and a mentoring program. Highly
trained staff works regularly with residents on daily living,
social, and other skills, plus integrating into local community.
On-site medical, psychiatric, and psychological treatment for
all residents. The Center for Psychiatric Residential Services is
part of Pine Rest’s continuum of care, providing acute, intense,
residential psychiatric services for adolescents on an emergent
basis. Each resident participates in a variety of group therapies
specific to his or her psychiatric needs. Activity therapy is
also provided to assist residents in developing confidence,
cooperation, teamwork, and coping skills.
Outpatient Services. Offer outpatient, ambulatory care at 19
locations throughout West Michigan. Our clinicians provide
a broad spectrum of quality care across the age continuum
in convenient, non-restrictive environments. In addition to
traditional outpatient care, Pine Rest also provides a variety of
specialty services, including the ADD Institute, IOP substance
abuse services, court-related services and assessments,
Psychiatric Home Health Care, workshops, classes, support
groups, and more. Individual, family, and group counseling
for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, as well as
community resources and referrals.
Application: Call for appointment and information.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: See the following Grand Rapids area locations.
    
Belknap Commons.
751 Lafayette Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 742-9940
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-W.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Caledonia Clinic.
9090 South Rodgers Court, Suite D, Caledonia
Phone: (616) 891-8770
Program hours: 9-9, M; 9-8, T; 9-6, W, TH; 9-4, F.
Area served: Caledonia and surrounding communities.
Campus Clinic.
300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 455-5270
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
City Clinic.
310 Lafayette SE, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 913-1400
Program hours: 8-8, M-TH; 8-5, F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Greenville Office.
First Congregational Church, 126 East Cass St., Greenville
Phone: (616) 754-5878
Program hours: By Appointment.
Area served: Greenville area.
Northeast Clinic.
1700 E. Beltline NE, Suite 240, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 364-1500
Program hours: 9-7, M, W, TH; 9-6, T; 9-2, F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Northwest Clinic.
933 Three Mile Rd. NW, Suite 206, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 222-3720
Program hours: 8-7, M; 8-8, T, W; 8-6, TH; 8-5, F; 11-2, SAT.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Psychological Consultation Center.
300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids
Phone: (616) 281-6382
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Rockford Office.
Metro Health Rockford Plaza, 4685 Belding Road, Rockford
Phone: (616) 364-1500
Program hours: By Appointment. Area served: Rockford area.
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Southwest Clinic.
4375 Canal St. SW, Suite 1, Grandville
Phone: (616) 222-3700
Program hours: 8-9, M-W; 8-5, TH, F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
Wyoming Clinic.
2215 44th St. SW, Suite 200, Wyoming
Phone: (616) 252-8371
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F.
Area served: Grand Rapids area.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTERS OF WEST
MICHIGAN
(616) 774-7005
www.plannedparenthood.org
425 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Medical Services. Provides cancer screening, birth control,
sexually transmitted infections treatment, HIV testing, mid-life
services
Toll-free: 1-800-230-PLAN.
Program hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., M-TH; 9 a.m. - 4:30, F; 10-1,
SAT.Application: Call for information, Will be explained when
making appointment. Fees/Insurance: Sliding scale; donations
appreciated, Call for details. Other: For information on other
centers call 1-800-230-PLAN. Area served: Ionia, Kent,
Muskegon, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Oceana counties.
      (Spanish)
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER
(616) 456-6873
415 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-4, M, W, TH; 9-7, TU; 9-12, F
Free pregnancy tests, information about abortion and
alternatives, referrals for medical care, social services and
practical resources in the community. All services are free, results
while you wait. Confidential care, immediate appointments
available. Walk-ins welcome.
Program hours: 9-4, M, W, TH; 9-7, TU; 9-12, F.
Application: ID. Area served: Kent County.
 
Wyoming Site. Free pregnancy tests, information about
abortion and alternatives, referrals for medical care, social
services and practical resources in the community. All services
are free, results while you wait. Confidential care, immediate
appointments available. Walk-ins welcome.
2438 28th St., Wyoming.
Program hours: 9-4:30, M and W, 1-7, TH.
Application: ID. Area served: Kent County.

PROJECT REHAB
(616) 776-0891
www.projectrehab.org
330 Eastern Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Area served: Ionia, Kent, Muskegon, and Newaygo counties.
Contact: Michael Reagan (616) 776-0891
      (Spanish)
Community Alternatives Program. Offers a work-release
alternative to incarceration that provides substance abuse,
mental health and other related rehabilitation services.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 24 hour/day, 7 days/week. Application: Call
for details. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details. Area served: Statewide. Contact: Thurman Waler
(616) 776-0891 ext. 275 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
Men’s Recovery Center. Offers treatment services to men
ages 18 and older who ma be referred from the criminal justice
system or other situations which require counseling, support and
supervision to aid recovery.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 24 hour/day, 7 days/week. Application:
Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance:
Covered by insurance, Medicaid, public substance abuse
funding, and sliding fee scale, Call for details. Area served:
Statewide. Contact: Jo Champion (616) 776-0891 ext. 212
[email protected]
    (Spanish)
Hispanic Services.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Statewide.
Contact: Antonio Ruban (616) 776-0891 ext. 260
    (Spanish)
Women’s Recovery Center. Offers gender specific treatment
plans designed to address women’s special needs.
822 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 24 hour/day, 7 days/week. Application:
Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance:
Covered by insurance, Medicaid, public substance abuse
funding, and sliding fee scale, Call for details. Area served:
Statewide. Contact: Jo Champion (616) 776-0891 ext. 212
[email protected]
    (Spanish)
RELIEF AFTER VIOLENT ENCOUNTER - IONIA/
MONTCALM, INC. (RAVE)
(616) 527-3351 / (800) 720-SAFE (7233)
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F
Comprehensive, free and confidential services to adult and
child victims of domestic and sexual violence including 24hour, toll-free crisis line and emergency shelter for women and
child survivors. Services also are available to non-residential
survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Services include
comprehensive case management, individual counseling,
advocacy support, legal information, assistance with personal
protection orders, support groups, parenting education, cell
phone loan program, and an advocate team who responds
to domestic and sexual assault crime scenes. Additional
services available to sexual assault survivors include therapy
and assistance with transportation to sexual assault exams.
Temporary emergency shelter is available to homeless women
and children and offers comprehensive case management
services. RAVE also provides community education and training
on domestic and dating violence and sexual assault.
Toll-free: (800) 720-SAFE (7233)
[email protected]
Program hours: Crisis line: 24 hours, 7 days. Office: 8-4:30,
M-F. Application: Call ahead if possible; walk-ins welcome. No
referrals necessary. Eligibility: Age 18 and over (emancipated or
married if under 18) for emergency shelter. Alternative shelter
arrangements are made on an as-needed basis for male survivors
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of domestic or sexual violence. Other: Male children of survivors
over the age of 15 years shall be screened for appropriateness of
communal living in a safehouse setting. Area served: Clinton,
Ionia, Montcalm, and Shiawassee counties.
   Multilingual staff available as needed.
RESTORER’S INC.
(616) 243-1984 / (616) 634-2903
1413 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9-4, M-F
A collaborative of churches and neighbors, this Christian
community development organization serves the Madison/Hall
neighborhood area. Teaches courses on financial freedom,
home ownership, and minor home repair. Also help in finding
employment. Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 9-4, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Grand Rapids.
  
Girls Like Me. Pregnant and parenting teen program for girls
12-19 years of age - teaches life skills and prepares girls for the
overwhelming responsibilities of young motherhood.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 12 Noon - 2, SAT. Application: Call for
appointment (no referral required), Identification, social security
number, and physician’s information. Eligibility: pregnant and/
or parenting girls, 12-19 years old. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details, All. Area served: Grand Rapids.
    (Spanish)
ROOSEVELT PARK MINISTRIES (RPM)
(616) 475-5881
1530 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Helps improve the quality of life in the Roosevelt Park
neighborhood. This Christian community development and
human service organization embraces a holistic approach
of community development, addressing both material
needs and spiritual needs. Programs include free translation
and interpretation service, a job referral and placement
service, a cooperative effort with Godfrey-Lee Community
Education to provide English as a Second Language classes,
indigenous leadership development through mentoring, youth
outreach/small groups/special events/on-on-one mentoring, a
supplemental food pantry, and special seasonal events such as
coat drives in the fall and a Christmas “store”.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Eligibility: Call for details.
     (Spanish, Some French)
SAFE HAVEN MINISTRIES
(616) 452-6664
www.safehavenministries.org
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE, Suite 335, Grand Rapids, MI
49546
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Protective Hands. Offers counseling, education and support
for abused women and their children. Services include support
groups, case management, advocacy, resource library, and
information and referral.
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Call first. Fees/
Insurance: Sliding scale fee for counseling only. No fees for
other services, Call for details. Area served: Western Michigan
- primarily Kent County. Contact: Jennifer Marcum (616) 4526664 [email protected]
  
Ramoth House. Offers shelter for abused women and
their children. Provides a safe house, case management,
a children’s program, and referral services for women.
[email protected]
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Call first. Area
served: Western Michigan - primarily Kent County. Contact:
Ginny Koole (616) 452-6664 [email protected]
  
SAINT JOHN’S HOME
(616) 361-5227
www.stjohnshome.org
2355 Knapp St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Provides therapy, education, family services, and health care in a
residential setting for children and adolescents with emotional,
behavioral, and psychiatric disorders. [email protected]
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Please call
first to begin referral process. Eligibility: Male and Female
ages 7-17, call for specific admission criteria. Fees/Insurance:
Placement funded by FIA, Juvenile Court, or private pay. Area
served: Michigan. Contact: Jennifer Bareno (616) 361-5227
Email: [email protected]
    (Spanish)
SAINT MARY’S HEALTH CARE
FAMILY EDUCATION SERVICES (Saint Mary’s Hospital)
(616) 752-6090
www.smmmc.org
200 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Provides childbirth and family education programs that include
expectant parent education, preparation for childbearing, sibling
separation, cesarean birth/VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean),
and infant and child CPR.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details.
Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
     (Spanish)
Breast-Feeding and Back to Work Breast-Feeding. Offers
prevention of breast-feeding problems through a teaching
of correct positioning and latch-on techniques. The optional
second class covers the pumping and storing of breast milk as
well as practical advise on returning to the workplace.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
    
Comprehensive Childbirth. Offers class designed for first-time
parents, this childbirth program covers breathing and relaxation
techniques, and stages of labor.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
    
Infant and Child CPR. Offer class of infant and child CPR,
management of the choking child, child safety and hands-on
practice.
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Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call 752-6442
to schedule class, Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call
for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent
County.
   
Preparation for Childbirth. Offers 3-session class consisting of
small groups concentrating on labor preparation. A fee is charged.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details, Medicaid. Area served: Kent
County.
    
Teen Pregnancy Education. Offers class designed for the
special needs of teens (and their labor partners) who are
preparing for childbirth. Breathing and relaxation techniques
are covered. A tour of the Birthing Center is included. Clients
releasing their babies for adoption are offered individual
sessions.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details, Medicaid. Area served: Kent
County.
    
Teen Smart Start Program. Offers program for parents of preteens and teenagers, and focuses on developing and improving
their parenting skills. Three-week series includes: Understanding
Adolescence, Communication Styles, Conflict Resolution, Active
Listening, and Diet and Behavior. Available for parent groups
at schools, churches, and local agencies, and for professionals
working with teens.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
to pay. We do ask that they apply for State or Federal insurance
if they do not have any insurance. Fees/Insurance: Sliding
payment scale after a person is denied Federal and State
insurance, Call for details. All commercial insurance. Other:
Molina, Medicaid, Health Plan of Michigan. Area served: Grand
Rapids - southeast area. Contact: Virginia Moralez (616) 9138301 [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Clinica Santa Maria Health Center. Provides a full range of
primary care services that include family practice, pediatrics,
obstetrics and gynecology, immunizations, WIC, MSS, ISS, and
mental health counseling services.
730 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Evenings by appointment.
Application: Proof of insurance or Medicaid. Fees/Insurance:
Sliding fee scale, Medicaid and most insurance accepted. Area
served: Kent County.
Contact: Virginia Moralez (616) 913-8301 [email protected]
    (Spanish)
SAINT MARY’S PREGNANCY CRISIS CENTER
(616) 897-9393
402 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331
Main hours: 5:30-7:30 M, 11-3 TH
St. Mary’s Pregnancy Crisis Center is a non-profit, nonsectarian and non political agency. We work to establish a
close relationship with each client through face-to-face contact
and supply practical assistance and care. Free pregnancy tests
available in a confidential environment. Free infant food,
clothing and other needs are provided. For smaller children
limited clothing is available. We can help you find medical, legal,
educational, financial and social resources. Other related services
may be available.
Program hours: 5:30-7:30 M, 11-3 TH.
    
VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section) and Refresher
Childbirth. Offers class designed for expectant parents who
have attended a childbirth education program with a previous
pregnancy. VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section)
information is also provided. A tour of the Birthing Center is
included.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: Call for details,
Call ahead for information. Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/
Insurance: Call for details, Medicaid. Area served: Kent
County.
    
SAINT MARY’S HEALTH CARE
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (Saint Mary’s
Hospital)
(616) 752-6090
www.smmmc.org
200 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Browning Claytor Health Center. Provides a full range of
primary care services that include family practice, pediatrics,
obstetrics and gynecology, immunizations, WIC, MSS, ISS, and
mental health counseling services.
1246 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Evenings by appointment.
Eligibility: No one is denied service, regardless of their ability
SAINT VINCENT DePAUL THRIFT STORE
(616) 452-1408
1260 S. Division Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 10-5, M-F; 10-4, SAT
Provides food, clothing, furniture and other resources available
to anyone with an area referral.
Program hours: 10-5, M-F, 10-4, SAT. Eligibility: Must have a
referral. Fees/Insurance: Up to two items of each kind for free.
 (Spanish)
SALVATION ARMY (THE) - BOOTH FAMILY SERVICES
(616) 459-9468
1215 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F
Emergency Assistance Program. Provides basic crisis
assistance for individuals and families in need of food, first
month’s rent, utility and personal needs assistance. Food pantry
open every afternoon.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
Family Lodge. Provides emergency shelter for homeless women
and their children while assisting them to locate transitional
or permanent housing. Referrals must come through Booth’s
Homeless Assistance Program.
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Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Referrals must come through Booth’s HAP Homeless
Assistance Program. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
     
HAP Homeless Assistance Program. Offers an assessment and
referral service that links homeless individuals and families with
available shelter. Contact HAP for emergency housing assistance
only.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
Health and Dental Clinic. Provides prenatal, family practice
and dental care to adolescents, young adults and families. Staff
promotes health maintenance and preventative care through
education and counseling.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
Kindred Transitional Housing. Provides scattered site
transitional housing for homeless women and their children in
an effort to assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
  
Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program. Provides intensive
case work services that include education, parenting skills,
support and referral assistance.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
     
Teen Living Center. Offers a residential program for pregnant
and parenting teens age 14-19 and their children who are in
the crisis of homelessness. Teens live at the center for up to two
years while they pursue their educational goals and develop
improved living and parenting skills.
Program hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Kent County.
       (Spanish)
SALVATION ARMY (THE) - TURNING POINT
(616) 235-1565
1931 Boston St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-5, M-F; Admissions - 24 hours, 365 days a year
Offers substance abuse clinicians and nurses, with a physician,
registered dietician, clinical psychologist, and chaplain, to
provide medical detoxification, intensive residential treatment,
and intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Call for intake
appointment, Information given at time of setting appointment.
Eligibility: Age 18 and older who have been assessed as
clinically appropriate. Fees/Insurance: Call for details, Most
major insurances. Area served: West Michigan.
Contact: Robert Byrd (616) 235-1565
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE
(Salvation Army Thrift Store)
(616) 452-3133
1491 S. Division St., Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9-8, M-SAT
Sells to the public reusable items at low prices.
Program hours: 9-8, M-SAT. Fees/Insurance: Small cost
depending on purchase. Area served: West Michigan.
SAMARITAN CENTER OF WEST MICHIGAN
(616) 975-0756
www.samaritancenter.net
2758 Orange St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Counseling, Education, Consultation Services. Offers a
range of services for persons experiencing depression, fear
or anger, difficulty adjusting to life’s changes, problems in
parenting, loneliness or insecurity, unresolved difficulties at work
or in personal relationships, estrangement from loved ones and
marital problems.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Area served: Greater Grand Rapids.
Contact: Dr. Donald Topp Psy. D. (616) 975-0756
 
SOUTH END COMMUNITY OUTREACH MINISTRIES
(SECOM)
(616) 452-7684
www.secomministries.org
1545 Buchanan Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 8:30-12 and 1-4:30, M-F
EFF - Encouraging Family Foundations. Provides parenting
classes for single parents of newborns in Kent County in six
week sessions.
Program hours: 10-2, TU. Application: Contact Judy Trice.
Eligibility: Single parent with newborn. Other: Free childcare
provided for participants own children; lunch provided.
Area served: Kent County. Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Food Distribution. Offers emergency food (Part of ACCESS
food pantry).
Program hours: 6-7 pm, 2nd TU; 9:30-11:30 am, first M, W, F.
Application: Photo ID, birthdates of all persons in household,
SS cards or Medicaid statement, proof of address, income or
check stubs. Eligibility: Must live in service area - Patterson to
US-131, Hall to 28th St. Area served: Grand Rapids - south end
area.
Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Not Afraid to be Healthy. Provides referrals or connections to
clinics, Medicaid program, prescription aasistance for the elderly,
and community health care services for low-income persons and
families.
Program hours: Call for details. Application: See staff
for applications or call Sharon Zinnah for appointment,
Identification. Eligibility: Must have a need for medical care
and not have or be able to obtain medical insurance. Area
served: Kent County. Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
   
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Pride for Parents. Provides a program in which participants
earn Christmas gifts for their children by completing volunteer
hours throughout the year. Enrollment is limited. SECOM also
have a similar program for parent to earn summer camp tuition
for their children.
Program hours: Arranged with coordinator. Application:
Complete an application and interview, Photo ID, proof of
address, birthdates of eligible children. Eligibility: Parents of
childen 14 years old or younger who live south of Hall, north of
28th St., east of US 131 and west of Patterson. Area served:
South of Hall, north of 28th St., east of US 131 and west of
Patterson. Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
Teen Mothers Program and Parenting Classes. Concentrates
on the development of the child. Focuses on the Ages and
Stages Questionaire, implementing activities for the child’s
developmental needs. Also supports parents with positive
parenting and goal setting.
Program hours: 5:30-7 p.m., W. Application: Call to enroll.
Eligibility: Teen parent or pregnant teen. Other: Free childcare
is provided. Area served: Kent County.
Email: [email protected]
     (Spanish)
SPECTRUM HEALTH - BLODGETT CAMPUS
(616) 774-7444
www.spectrum-health.org
1840 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 24 hours, 7 days
An acute care hospital with outpatient facilities. Spectrum
Health’s two Grand Rapids hospitals provide a full-range of
tertiary and acute inpatient and outpatient care. Clinical
areas of expertise include comprehensive medical and nursing
care in orthopedics, cancer, cardiovascular, digestive disease,
neuroscience, obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, neonatal,
emergency/trauma services and women’s health services.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7999.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Insurance
card. Fees/Insurance: Call for details, All. Other: A variety of
resources is available to meet the needs of patients who are
deaf/hearing impaired, have Limited English Profiency (LEP) or
do not speak English. Area served: Michigan - thirteen west
central counties.
       (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Interpreters/translation provided to patients free of charge.
S.O.S. (Sharing Our Sorrows). Offers parent support
groups for those who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic
pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death. These groups provide
an opportunity to meet in a supportive environment with others
who have experienced a similar loss. This help is available free
of charge at any time - weeks, months, or years - after the loss.
Program hours: Meets one evening per month. Eligibility:
Available for families at any point (weeks, months or years) after
their loss. Call for details. Area served: Michigan - thirteen
west central counties.
    
SPECTRUM HEALTH - BUTTERWORTH CAMPUS
(616) 391-1774 / (616) 391-1896
www.spectrum-health.org
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
An acute care hospital with outpatient facilities. Spectrum
Health’s two Grand Rapids hospitals provide a full-range of
tertiary and acute inpatient and outpatient care. Clinical
areas of expertise include comprehensive medical and nursing
care in orthopedics, cancer, cardiovascular, digestive disease,
neuroscience, obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, neonatal,
emergency/trauma services and women’s health services.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7999.
Program hours: 24 hours, 7 days. Application: Insurance
card. Fees/Insurance: Call for details, All. Area served:
Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
       (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese)
Interpreters/translation provided to patients free of charge.
P.E.N.D. (Parents Experiencing Neonatal Death). Offers
parent support groups for those who have experienced a
miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
These groups provide an opportunity to meet in a supportive
environment with others who have experienced a similar loss.
This help is available free of charge at any time - weeks, months,
or years - after the loss.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Available for
families at any point (weeks, months or years) after their loss.
Call for details. Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central
counties.
    
Translation available for all languages with notice.
SPECTRUM HEALTH - COMMUNITY PARTNERS
(616) 391-1000
www.spectrum-health.org
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
MOMS/Parent to Parent Program. A registered nurse,
nutritionist, medical social worker, community health worker,
and peer volunteer from similar social, economic and pregnancy
backgrounds are matched for information, support, referrals and
friendship with a woman currently pregnant and at risk for preterm birth or having a complicated pregnancy. Phone, clinic, and
home calls are made.
75 Sheldon Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Area served: Kent County and
surrounding area. Contact: Christie Peck (616) 391-3628
      (Spanish)
Translation available for all languages with notice.
SPECTRUM HEALTH - HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES
(616) 391-5000
www.spectrum-health.org
320 Michigan St. NE, Mail Code: 129, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-TH; 9-4, F
Spectrum Health Urgent Care Centers. Provides convenient
access for same-day treatment of non-life-threatening injuries or
illness.
2332 Alpine Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Fees/Insurance:
Call for details. Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central
counties.
     
Breastfeeding Your Baby: Information and Support for
Success. An opportunity for breastfeeding mothers to come
with baby to share questions and concerns and work with
certified lactation counselors. The group offers a chance to gain
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more information, support and confidence in the early weeks of
breastfeeding.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Daytime, weekly. Call for details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
      Translation services available.
Educational Classes. Provides a wide range of informational
classes on pregnancy, parenting, children’s, women’s health
issues and senior issues.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Varies, M-F, mostly evenings. Call for details.
Application: Registration required at (616) 391-5000,
Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
      Translation services available.
More Than One? Multiples Classes. When expecting more
than one baby, this session will give information on preparing
for the babies, their arrival, physical and emotional adjustments,
and practical hints for care.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Varies, M-F, mostly evenings. Call for details.
Application: Registration required. Eligibility: Pregnant
woman having more than one baby. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
     
Preparing for Childbirth: Teen Classes. Addresses specific
needs and questions of teens. Consists of discussions centered
on concerns regarding pregnancy, labor, delivery, care of babies
and infant feeding. Prenatal exercises and techniques for labor
are included.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Varies, mostly evenings. Call for details.
Application: Registration required at (616) 391-5000, Doctor’s
permission slip, Medicaid card. Eligibility: None, call for
enrollment. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
      Translation services available.
Sibling Class. An opportunity for children, with their parents, to
learn about baby’s development, care, feeding, and ways to be
a great big brother or big sister. A very tasteful, award-winning
video, produced for children, briefly shows labor and baby’s
birth. Children and parent attend a single session according to
age level. A short tour of the Family Birthplace is included.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Varies, M-F. Call for details. Application:
Registration required. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
     
Spanish Childbirth Education. Provides a wide range of classes
on pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery information,
infant care, breastfeeding, and parenting issues. Call for a
complete list of topics and schedules.
Toll-free: (866) 989-7444.
Program hours: Varies, mostly evenings. Call for details.
Application: Registration required at (616) 391-5000,
Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Michigan - thirteen west central counties.
      Translation services available
SPECTRUM HEALTH - THE RECOVERY CENTER
(616) 336-2400
www.spectrum-health.org
750 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: Residential care, 24 hrs, 7 days/wk; outpatient, 9-9,
M-F.
24 hour observation; partial hospitalization, residential
detoxification, residential rehabilitation, domiciliary intensive
outpatient program, intensive outpatient program.
Program hours: Call for hours. Application: Client’s or
family’s physician, social worker, discharge planner, insurance
case manager, etc. may refer., Picture ID, insurance card,
agency name and address. Eligibility: no income or residency
requirements, unless CMH funded. Fees/Insurance: Payment
due prior to services to include insurance co-payment,
domiciliary fee, private pay and court services, Most insurances
are accepted, Medicaid and Medicare. Area served: Michigan.
      (Spanish)
STEEPLETOWN CENTER
(616) 451-4215 / (616) 451-4553
671 Davis Ave. NW, Steepletown Center, Grand Rapids, MI
49504
Main hours: 8-5, M-F; evening and weekend hours vary
Multi-agency service site for Westside Grand Rapids residents.
Steepletown Neighborhood Services, Catholic Social Services,
West Side Operation Weed and Seed, the WORD Project,
West Grand Development Corporation, and Native American
Community Services provide a variety of programs and services
for children, youth, and families.
[email protected]
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: West Side residents
of Grand Rapids. Area served: Grand Rapids - west side.
    (Spanish)
STEEPLETOWN NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
(616) 451-4215
671 Davis Ave. NW, Steepletown Center, Grand Rapids, MI
49504
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F
Provides emergency financial assistance to Westside residents.
Adult volunteers are paired as mentors with those seeking
assistance. Also, Youth Services such as camping and job
training.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30, M-F. Application: Call for
appointment is preferred. Eligibility: West Side residents of
Grand Rapids. Area served: Grand Rapids - lower northwest
(N. - Butterworth SW, W. of river to Valley, S. - Richmond NW).
Contact: Eileen Kochevar (616) 451-4215
     (Spanish)
STRONG BEGINNINGS
(616) 331-5838
Provides support and education for pregnant African American
women and their families living in Grand Rapids. Partners
providing services: Kent County Health Dept., Cherry Street
Health Services, MOMS, Browning-Claytor Health Center,
CMHSA Network (network 180), and Booth Clinic.
Program hours: Vary. Application: Contact prenatal care
provider, clinic, or health department nurse. Eligibility: African
American woman living in Grand Rapids. Area served: Grand
Rapids.
     
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THE RAPID (ITP) (GRATA)
(616) 456-7514 / Information Line: (616) 776-1100
www.ridetherapid.org
300 Ellsworth Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-4:30, MF
Fixed Route. Serves the metropolitan six-city area and portions
of some surrounding townships
TTY: (616) 774-1186 (TDD)
[email protected]
Program hours: Have routes 7 days/week. Fees/Insurance:
$1.30 per ride, 10 tickets for $10 or unlimited 31-day bus pass
for $35. Reduced fare tickets available for students, seniors
and people with disabilities. Area served: Grand Rapids
metropolitan area.
    
GO! Bus. Provides service for eligible persons with disabilities who,
because of their disability, are prevented from riding the regular
fixed-route bus. Also serves eligible, non-disabled senior citizens.
Reservations must be made in advance. All vehicles are specially
equipped to carry wheelchairs.
TTY: (616) 774-1186 (TDD).
Program hours: 5:15 a.m. - 11:15 p.m., M-F; 6:30 a.m. - 9:30
p.m., SAT; 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., SUN. Application: Application
required. Eligibility: Certified under ADA regulations. Fees/
Insurance: Fare is $2.60 each way. Senior citizens over age
65, cost is $7.00 each way, unless approved to qualify for ADA
eligibility at lower rate. Other: Advance trip reservations are
required.
Area served: Grand Rapids metropolitan area.
    
PASS. Provides pick-up and delivery service for individuals living
outside regular bus service routes. Vans take individuals from their
homes to fixed-route bus system via connection centers. Serves sixcity area including East GR, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood,
Walker, and Wyoming. There is a fee for this service and some
restrictions apply. Must schedule a ride 24 hours in advance.
TTY: (616) 774-1186 (TDD)
[email protected]
Program hours: Have routes 7 days/week. Eligibility: Anyone
can use this service. Fees/Insurance: PASS fare is $2.60
cash only, includes a transfer to fixed-route bus system. Area
served: Grand Rapids metropolitan area.
    
THE RAPID - INTERURBAN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP (ITPThe RAPID) (GRATA)
(616) 456-7514 / Information Line: (616) 776-1100
www.ridetherapid.org
300 Ellsworth Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-4:30, MF
The Rapid Travel Training Program. Offers one-on-one
instruction for people who want to learn to ride route service.
A free service and anyone can participate, including seniors and
students. Training includes: route information and issuing reduced
Fare Cards (if appropriate), reading bus schedules or finding
out where to get information, boarding techniques, stranger
awareness, street crossing skills, suggestions for appropriate
social behaviors, landmark identification, Transit Center training,
wheelchair lift securement, and case management and home
provider consultation.
TTY: (616) 774-1186 (TDD)
[email protected]
Program hours: 8-4:30; alternate times can be arranged.
Eligibility: Anyone can use this service. Not limited to those
with disabilities. Area served: Grand Rapids metropolitan area.
    
THERAPY CLINIC (THE)
(616) 949-3335
2882 Thornhills Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Main hours: 9-6, M-F
Offers counseling and therapy for families with hard to treat
adolescents and young children. Specialties include attachment
and bonding therapy; support groups for parents and teens; and
treatment for self-destructive behavior, survivors of abuse and
trauma, sexualized behavior.
Area served: West Michigan. Contact: Leah Brouwers, Vic
Steinbach (616) 949-3335 [email protected]

THRESHOLDS
(616) 774-0853
www.thresholds-dd.org
1225 Lake Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Main hours: 8-5, M-F
Access Center. Offers comprehensive assessment services for
individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
including case management, family support, foster care, home
support, respite care, and support coordination for both children
and adults. Referral is then made to Thresholds’ various program
divisions or other appropriate community resources.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Referral required;
appointment required, Call for details. Eligibility: Call for
details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Area served: Kent
County.
    (Spanish)
TOUCHSTONE INNOVARE
(616) 459-0255
201 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8-4:30, M-F
Offers full continuum of psychiatric and mental health services
to adults over 18 and residents of Kent County. Referrals
received through Cornerstone Mental Health.
Application: Must be referred through Cornerstone Community
Mental Health at (616) 336-3909. Eligibility: Kent County
resident, over age 18, must be referred by Cornerstone CMH.
Area served: Kent County.
    Interpreters available
UNITED CHURCH OUTREACH MINISTRY
(616) 241-4006
www.ucomgr.org
631 Hall St. SW, Smith Memorial Church, Grand Rapids, MI
49503
Food Pantry and Support Services. Supports children and
families in Grandville/Hall area with food pantry, mobile pantry,
holiday baskets, Toys for Tots, and tax form preparation.
[email protected]
Program hours: 10-2:30, W; 12-2, F. Application: ID, SS#, ID
for family members with DOB’s. Eligibility: Less than 160% of
poverty, live west of 131; south of Grand River. Area served:
Grand Rapids - Hall St. and Grandville Ave. and southwest Kent
County. Contact: Diana De Young (616) 241-4006
  (Spanish)
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UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY HOUSE
(616) 452-3226
904 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 6-6, M-F
Works with families to build strong and healthy communities.
Provides child development programs i.e. child care, toddler,
school-age care, before/after school programs, Head Start and
kindergarten enrichment, youth development programs, senior
citizen outreach and support, senior meals and transportation
support for parents and families.
Program hours: 6-6, M-F. Application: Call for details.
Eligibility: Call for details. Fees/Insurance: Call for details.
Area served: Grand Rapids - Downtown area.
Contact: (616) 452-3226
    (Spanish)
UNLIMITED ALTERNATIVES, INC.
(616) 235-9529 / (616) 235-9611
1115 Taylor Ave. N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
A drop-in center for persons with mental illness; offers
computer classes, hygiene, nutrition and cooking classes.
They have a friendship support group, Nicotine Anonymous,
substance abuse group, bible study, arts, crafts, movies, games,
sewing, and outings.
Email: [email protected]
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Walk in.
Eligibility: Adult with mental illness. Area served: Kent
County.
    
VOICES FOR HEALTH
(616) 233-6505
www.voicesforhealth.com
1000 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-6, M-F
Provides language and culture services, focusing on healthcare,
education and social services. Medical interpreting in over 30
languages, written document translations, Spanish classes and
private language tutoring, cultural seminars regarding various
ethnic groups, interpreter training workshops, cross-cultural
research assistance and language assessments. Multilingual
resource library on-site. (This is a For-Profit agency)
TTY: (800) 649-3777
Program hours: Office: 8-5, M-F. Interpretation services: 24
hours, 7 days. Fees/Insurance: Call for details. Other: Job
opportunities available for bilingual individuals (any language).
Area served: Nationwide. Contact: Michelle A. Scott
(616) 233-6505 [email protected]
      (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese) Onsite at VFH office. 30 languages available by phone or at client
location.
VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE
(616) 459-7500
www.visgr.org
2303 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Main hours: 9-3, M-F
Connects hurting families to caring local churches that find
church volunteers to make friendly visits, provide mother’s
helper services, minor home repair, and other friendship support
services. Targets families that do not have a church connection
for support and families that are receptive to church volunteer
assistance. Also participates with a church-based mentoring
program that links a team of trained volunteers to a families and
individuals struggling with poverty and self-sufficiency issues.
[email protected]
Program hours: 9-3, M-F. Application: Referral by social
worker. Area served: Kent County.
  
WEDGWOOD CHRISTIAN SERVICES
(616) 942-2110
www.wedgwood.org
3300 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Main hours: 8:30-5, M-F
Offers residential services for boys and girls ages 10-17, secure
and residential/open treatment foster home, in-home, substance
abuse, outpatient counseling, and employment training services,
supervised independent living, an adjudicated sex offenders
program, and respite care.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call first appropriate office or central number as listed. Eligibility:
Determined by Admissions Department. Fees/Insurance: Call
for details, Participate with various companies.
Area served: Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City.
     Translation services available as needed.
In-Home Intervention. Offers an advanced and supervised
independent living program, juvenile justice diversion and
reintegration services, and wraparound services.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Contact
Community Program Office for details, Contact Community
Program Office for details. Eligibility: Contact Community
Program Office for details. Fees/Insurance: Contact
Community Program Office for details, Contact Community
Program Office for details. Area served: West Michigan.
    
Outpatient Counseling and Adolescent Intensive
Outpatient Substance Abuse Group. Offers outpatient
counseling for children and adults of all ages. Also have an
award-winning Adolescent Intenisve Outpatient Substance
Abuse group. Clients can be seen at offices in Grand Rapids
and Cedar Springs.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Fees/Insurance: Sliding
scale fee for those without insurance, Medicaid and private
insurances. Area served: Grand Rapids, Cedar Springs, and
surrounding communities.
    
Prevention and Education. Includes a mentoring program with
the juvenile court system, during and after-school Life Skills
Program, Neighborhood Youth Programs at four locations, and
the Michigan Teen Outreach Program at 29 sites. Dynamic and
interactive presentations on topics related to youth, parenting,
spiritual development, and mental health also offered to the
community through the Speakers Bureau.
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Fees/Insurance: No fees for
youth programming; sliding fee scale for Speakers Bureau. Area
served: West Michigan.
    
Residential and Foster Care Services. Offers residential
services for boys and girls ages 8-17 with severe mental and
emotional health issues. We offer secure and open treatment
homes. Specialized services are offered for substance abuse
treatment, sexual behavior problems, family empowerment,
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crisis and respite care. Also offer intensive/specialized foster
care. Contact Admissions for details.
Eligibility: Contact Admissions for details. Fees/Insurance:
Contact Admissions for details, Contact Admissions for details.
Area served: West Michigan.
Main hours: 10-4, TU-TH
Provides attractive, safe and affordable permanent housing to
low income families for Grand Rapids West Side.
[email protected]
net
Area served: Grand Rapids.
    
  
WEST MICHIGAN CAREGIVERS ALLIANCE
(616) 235-8501
www.wmichcare.com
233 E. Fulton, Suite 222, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 9-5, M-TH
Private practice, therapy, education and consultation
Fees/Insurance: Not accepted. Area served: Greater
Grand Rapids. Contact: Hanni Epp (616) 235-8501
[email protected]
     (German)
WESTERN MICHIGAN LEGAL SERVICES
(Legal Aid of Western Michigan)
(616) 774-0672
www.wmichls.org
89 Ionia Ave. NW, Cornerstone Building, Suite 400, GR, MI
49503
Main hours: 8:30-12 Noon and 1-5 p.m., M-F
Provides free legal assistance to low-income persons
encountering a civil (non-criminal) legal problem including
spousal or child abuse, public assistance, consumer rights or
tenants’ rights. Will defend, but not initiate, custody cases.
Toll-free: (800) 442-2777
Program hours: 8:30-5, M-F. Application: Call for details,
Any document that would help explain the legal problem.
Eligibility: Low-income (not to exceed 125% of federal poverty
guidelines) with some exceptions according to funding source;
and must be a civil case. Other: Spanish interpretation available.
Area served: Western Michigan.
Contact: Michael Chielens (616) 774-0672 [email protected]
net
      (Spanish)
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
(616) 771-4171
www.gr.wmich.edu/clinic
200 Ionia Ave. SW, WMU Building, GR, MI 49503
Main hours: 8am-9pm, M-TH, 8-5, F
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Offers confidential individual counseling, relationship and
couples counseling, family counseling, career counseling and
psychological assessment. Services are provided by advanced
graduate students in the Department of Counseling Psychology
or Counselor Education at Western Michigan University.
Program hours: 8am-9pm, M-TH, 8-5, F. Application: Clients
may phone or walk in to schedule initial appointment.
Fees/Insurance: Affordable appointment fees are based on a
sliding scale. Typically clients pay $10-$20 per session, None at
this time. Other: Special arrangements can be made for people
with financial hardship. Area served: Grand Rapids.
Contact: Dr. Eric Sauer, Ph.D. (616) 771-4171
   
WESTOWN JUBILEE HOUSING
(616) 458-4841
724 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504
WOMEN’S HEALTH BOUTIQUE
(616) 364-5431
www.w-h-b.com
5150 Plainfield Ave. NE, Pulmonary Home Care, GR, MI 49525
Main hours: 9-5, M-F
Provides a comprehensive line of women’s health-related
merchandise: maternity (including rental and sales of breast
pumps and sales of a full range of breastfeeding supplies
and of maternity supports), bras for everyone up to size 50K,
mastectomy products, wigs and turbans, mastectomy swimwear,
compression stockings, skin care products, and incontinence.
Toll-free: (800) 942-5431.
Program hours: 9-5, M-F. Fees/Insurance: Medicare,
Medicaid, most insurance carriers. Area served: Western
Michigan.
   
WORD Project
(Writing Opportunities Reading Discoveries)
(616) 458-0871
671 Davis Ave. NW, Steepletown Center, Grand Rapids, MI
49504
Main hours: 9-4, M-TH
The Writing Opportunities Reading Discoveries (WORD)
Project. Provides literacy programs for adults at Steepletown
Center and neighborhood youth and families at St. James
Elementary school. Adult programming includes basic education,
literacy and English as a Second Language. Youth Programming
offers tutoring in reading, writing, mathematics, computer
skills, and life development to elementary and junior high age
students.
Program hours: Call for details. Eligibility: Call for details.
Area served: Grand Rapids - northwest. Contact: Mary Ann
Ferguson, OP (616) 458-0871 [email protected]
   (Spanish)
WORDBRIDGE
(616) 738-8887
Provides on-site interpretation / translation of documents; also
cultural training.
[email protected]
Program hours: 24/7. Area served: West Michigan.
  (Bosnian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Samolian, Cantonese,
Korean, Mandarin, and others)
YWCA OF GRAND RAPIDS (YWCA)
General Information (616) 459-4681
www.gr-ywca.org
25 Sheldon Blvd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Main hours: 7:45-5:15, M-F
Provides recreational, rehabilitative and instructional health
fitness services including land and aquatic aerobic exercise
classes, swim lessons for all ages, indoor cycling. Provide
services to “at risk” girls including prevention education,
athletics, science and math programs, technology information
enhancement and peer/mentor support. Provide counseling
services to children and families who have experienced child
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sexual abuse. Provide support, counseling and medical-forensic
examinations to victims of sexual assault age 13+. Provide
crisis intervention, support, counseling, supportive housing
programming and shelter to victims of domestic violence.
Program hours: Vary by program. Fees/Insurance: Call for
details. Area served: Kent County.
    
YWCA Domestic Violence Services. Provides non-residential
counseling services for survivors of domestic violence;
support groups; psycho-educational groups for men choosing
alternatives to violence.
Program hours: 8-6, M-TH; 8:30-5, F. Application:
Appointment required for individual counseling. Support group
is open., Insurance and income information. Eligibility: Call
for information. Fees/Insurance: Call for information. Area
served: Kent County.
Contact: Eileen McKeever (616) 459-7062 ext. 119
      (Spanish) Interpreters provided
YWCA Sexual Assault Program. Provides 24-hour crisis
intervention and forensic medical examinations for survivors of
rape, ages 13 and over. Exams are provided within 72 hours of
sexual assault. Also offers individual counseling, support groups,
short-term respite for survivors unable to return to their homes
or who are homeless.
Program hours: Crisis intervention - 24 hours, 7 days.
Counseling - 8-6, M-TH; 8:30-5, F. Application: Call for
information.
Fees/Insurance: Call for information.
Area served: Kent and surrounding counties.
Contact: Patti Haist (616) 459-4652 [email protected]
    
Interpreters provided for foreign and sign languages.
Project H.E.A.L. (Housing, Employment, Advocacy, Legal
Services). Provides transitional housing and support service for
women and children leaving domestic violence. Sites located
throughout Grand Rapids.
Program hours: 8-5, M-F. Application: Specific referral not
required, Application is completed, send to YWCA and an
interview will be scheduled. Eligibility: Victim of domestic
violence.
Fees/Insurance: Housing fees 30% of adjusted gross income.
Area served: Kent County.
     
Interpreting and translating services provided.
Organizations represented on the Healthy
Kent 2010 Infant Health Implementation Team
Arbor Circle Corporation
Booth Family Services
Browning Claytor Health Center
Catholic Social Services
Cherry Street Health Services
Child and Family Resource Council
Clinica Santa Maria
Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse
of West Michigan (network 180)
DeVos Children's Hospital
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Advisory Committee
Fetal Infant Mortality Review
Gerontology Network
Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
Grand Rapids Medical Education
Grand Valley Health Plan
Hanon McKendry
Heart of West Michigan United Way
Jones and Gavan
Kent County Health Department
March of Dimes
Metropolitan Hospital
Native American Community Services
and Research Center for Health Professionals
Planned Parenthood of Western Michigan
Guide to the Pregnancy Resource Guide
What the symbols mean:
: New Listing
: Wheelchair accessible
: Accessible to those with visual impairments
: Accessible to those with hearing impairments
: On the RAPID bus route
: Directory of services available
: Written material about agency available
: Multilingual staff available;
language(s) in parentheses
Pregnancy Resource Center
Priority Health
Saint Mary's Health Care
Spectrum Health
Voices for Health, Inc.
Wege Institute
Westside Health Center
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The Health of you and your baby are important to us… Taking a few minutes now to answer these
questions will help us provide you with the care and services you need.
Please answer each question by putting an X in the box next to the answer.
1. Was this a planned pregnancy?
Yes
No
2. How do you feel about this pregnancy now?
happy
unhappy
not sure
3. Are there any barriers that keep you from meeting your health care needs? If so, check all that apply.
Transportation
Child care
Lack of health insurance
Language barrier
Finances – lack money to meet basic needs
Understanding health care information
Cultural barriers
Work hours
Clinic or office hours
None
Other
4. How long has it been since you had a dental cleaning and checkup?
less than a year
more than a year
5. Did you breastfeed any of your other children?
yes
no
does not apply
6. Do you plan to breastfeed this baby?
yes
no
not sure
7. How do you rate your current stress level?
low
medium
high
8. During the last two weeks have you felt unhappy, sad, or hopeless?
yes
no
9. During the last two weeks have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy?
yes
no
10. Do you or anyone in your family have a history of nerves, depression or other mental health issues?
yes
no
don’t know
11. Is there someone you can count on to help you during your pregnancy and with your new baby?
yes
no
not sure
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12. How many times have you moved in the past 12 months?
0-2
3 or more
13. Do you currently have any housing concerns?
yes
no
14. Do you have enough food for your family?
always
sometimes
never
15. Are you in a relationship with anyone who threatens you, yells at you, or tries to control you?
yes
no
16. Within the last year, have you been hit, kicked, slapped, or otherwise physically hurt by someone?
yes
no
17. Within the last year has anyone forced you to engage in sexual activities that made you feel uncomfortable?
yes
no
18. Have you ever been emotionally, physically or sexually abused?
yes
no
19. In the month before you knew you were pregnant how many cigarettes did you smoke each day?
I didn’t smoke then
less than half a pack
half to one pack
more than one pack
20. Do you smoke now?
yes
no
21. Does anyone smoke in your home or workplace?
yes
no
22. In the month before you knew you were pregnant how much beer/liquor/wine did you drink?
did not drink then
less than 7 drinks per week
more than 7 drinks per week
23. Do you drink now?
yes
no
24. Does your partner use alcohol?
yes
no
25. In the month before you knew you were pregnant, did you use any street drugs or drugs not prescribed by your doctor?
yes
no
26. Does your partner use street drugs?
yes
no
27. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?:_______________________________________________
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The Health of you and your baby are important to us… Taking a few minutes now to answer these
questions will help us provide you with the care and services you need.
Please answer each question by putting an X in the box next to the answer.
1. Was this a planned pregnancy? (see pg. 11, 16, 19, 20)
Yes
No
2. How do you feel about this pregnancy now? (see pg. 11, 19, 20)
happy
unhappy
not sure
3. Are there any barriers that keep you from meeting your health care needs? If so, check all that apply.
Transportation (see pg. 14,15, 21, 22)
Child care
Lack of health insurance (see pg. 10, 19)
Language barrier (see pg. 18)
Finances – lack money to meet basic needs (see pg. 5, 6, 7, 16, 17)
Understanding health care information (see pg. 18)
Cultural barriers (see pg. 17, 18)
Work hours
Clinic or office hours
None
Other
4. How long has it been since you had a dental cleaning and checkup? (see pg. 8, 18)
less than a year
more than a year
5. Did you breastfeed any of your other children? (see pg. 17)
yes
no
does not apply
6. Do you plan to breastfeed this baby? (see pg. 17)
yes
no
not sure
7. How do you rate your current stress level? (see pg. 11, 12, 19, 20, 21)
low
medium
high
8. During the last two weeks have you felt unhappy, sad, or hopeless? (see pg. 11, 19, 20)
yes
no
9. During the last two weeks have you had little interest or pleasure in doing things you used to enjoy? (see pg. 11, 19, 20)
yes
no
10. Do you or anyone in your family have a history of nerves, depression or other mental health issues? (see pg. 11, 19, 20)
yes
no
don’t know
11. Is there someone you can count on to help you during your pregnancy and with your new baby? (see pg. 12, 20)
yes
no
not sure
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12. How many times have you moved in the past 12 months?
0-2
3 or more
13. Do you currently have any housing concerns? (see pg. 6, 16, 17)
yes
no
14. Do you have enough food for your family? (see pg. 5, 16)
always
sometimes
never
15. Are you in a relationship with anyone who threatens you, yells at you, or tries to control you? (see pg. 9, 18)
yes
no
16. Within the last year, have you been hit, kicked, slapped, or otherwise physically hurt by someone? (see pg. 9, 18)
yes
no
17. Within the last year has anyone forced you to engage in sexual activities that made you feel uncomfortable? (see pg. 9, 18)
yes
no
18. Have you ever been emotionally, physically or sexually abused? (see pg. 9, 18)
yes
no
19. In the month before you knew you were pregnant how many cigarettes did you smoke each day? (see pg. 13, 21)
I didn’t smoke then
less than half a pack
half to one pack
more than one pack
20. Do you smoke now? (see pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
21. Does anyone smoke in your home or workplace? (see pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
22. In the month before you knew you were pregnant how much beer/liquor/wine did you drink? (see pg. 13, 21)
did not drink then
less than 7 drinks per week
more than 7 drinks per week
23. Do you drink now? (see pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
24. Does your partner use alcohol? (see pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
25. In the month before you knew you were pregnant, did you use any street drugs or drugs not prescribed by your doctor? (see
pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
26. Does your partner use street drugs? (see pg. 13, 21)
yes
no
27. Is there anything else you would like to tell us?:_______________________________________________
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