A place to call home: Well House opens permanent housing for homeless youth Rapid Growth Media January 26, 2017 Ending homelessness is a top priority for metropolitan areas throughout the country. With churches, nonprofits and individuals’ joint efforts, services such as temporary housing, food pantries, soup kitchens, and showers dot

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At 17, living in a tent by the river The Bridge January 12, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS – At age 21, Roy Turner already could be considered a veteran of the streets. Homeless off and on since he was 17, he’s slept in a van, stayed with relatives, in shelters, in

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Fewer homeless veterans. More homeless children in state. The Bridge January 12, 2017 GRAND RAPIDS — A few days before Christmas, a stressed-out Victoria Smith was doing her best to keep it together. A single mother of four young children, Smith, 22, slipped into homelessness a couple months earlier when

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Medical space created for treatment of homeless youth MLive June 3, 2016 “HQ, a drop-in center for homeless and runaway youth, now has a treatment area for young people to access medical services from volunteer nurses. Furniture giant Herman Miller’s foundation, Herman Miller Cares, Herman Miller HealthCare, and its dealership

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Design for the Greater Good Johnson Center for Philanthropy May 3, 2016 “Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission to help area nonprofits develop the tools that

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Why the area’s 4K tally of homeless students is likely higher MLive April 6, 2016 “The surge of homeless schoolchildren in Kent and Ottawa counties to more than 4,000 is driven by unemployment, family dysfunction, foreclosures, rejection of sexual orientation, and unaffordable housing, according to educators and advocates.” [read the

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Local business hosts ‘Period Project’ to help homeless women WOOD TV8 March 3, 2016 “Organizers behind a small business aimed at helping homeless women are bringing attention to a need that is often overlooked and avoided.” [watch the clip]      

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New Mel Trotter Ministries shelter space serves young men WZZM 13 March 1, 2016 “There’s a new option for a specific group of homeless people in Grand Rapids..” [watch the clip]

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HQ forges connections to help homeless youths with jobs Grand Rapids Business Journal December 4, 2015 “There are more homeless teenagers in West Michigan than one might think, but the good news is, they don’t have to be homeless or unemployed any more.” [read more]  

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