A Place to Belong
in Grand Rapids

HQ is a drop-in center where youth experiencing homelessness encounter authentic relationships and belonging. We are a safe place with the resources youth need to succeed — no strings attached.

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About HQ

HQ is a drop-in center in Grand Rapids, Michigan for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are experiencing unsafe or unstable housing. We believe that everyone should be celebrated for who they are, as they are. At HQ, basic resources are available to youth with no strings attached. We rely on community partners and volunteers to provide critical resources that help break the cycle of homelessness in our community.

For Young People

If you don’t have a safe place you call home, you are not alone. No matter what your situation is, HQ is here for you. If you need a warm shower, a hot meal, or help with school, your job, or anything in between, the caring staff at HQ will support you.

Youth Drop-In Hours

Younger Drop-In (14-19 years of age)

Monday:  2:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday + Thursday:  4:00pm-6:00pm

Older Drop-In (20-24 yrs of age)

Monday evenings: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday + Thursday: 12:30pm-3:30pm

Individual Drop-In (14-24 years of age)

Wednesday + Friday: 12:00pm-5:00pm by appointment

Donate To HQ

Financial support from people like you allows HQ to make basic resources and meaningful relationships available to youth who would otherwise slip through the cracks. Your donation goes directly to Grand Rapids youth in need.

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Volunteer at HQ

Volunteers make HQ possible. Give your time, build relationships, and support our staff as we break the cycle of homelessness together. From working drop-in to sorting donations and folding laundry, if you’re passionate about it, there’s a place for you at HQ.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Tour - August

08/23/2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Fourth Friday Tour - September

09/27/2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


What Our Members Say

"I knew there would be other people in this space that are going through the same situation that I’m going through."

"I feel compassion when I walk through these doors.”

"HQ is open arms. They love everyone. Even though everyone is different, they don’t judge.”

“From when I first stepped in here, we were family.”


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UPDATE: A wonderful supporter has come forward to purchase this item for our space! Thank you!!

Have you been waiting for the perfect way to make a special impact at HQ? Consider buying us a carpet cleaner! Our space is lovingly used every weekday and a carpet cleaner would really help staff and volunteers keep HQ fresh and looking great for members!

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We are excited to announce that HQ is seeking applicants for a second Member Specialist + Advocate! This is a full time position that works primarily with members; assisting with navigating local resources, vital document recovery, new member agreements, and more. Apply today at hqgr.org/jobs ...

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#ThrowbackThursday to last year's Connecting the Dots! Make sure to join us this October for an evening of laughs, inspiration, and community impact at Connecting the Dots 2019! ...

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