Beauty + Messiness

Beauty + Messiness   By: Holly Anderton When asked to describe drop-in, I often find myself at a loss for words. It’s a mixture of beauty and messiness; heaviness and strength; weariness and energy. Combined, drop-in is a place that authenticity is currency and your word is gold. From the

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HQ Ready for Anything

HQ Ready for Anything   By: Amy Hinman In the conference room at HQ, an R+B playlist pumps through the speakers, vibrations making the cups of Hawaiian punch jiggle slightly. There are bowls of chips on the tables, which are arranged like a classroom, as well as printed materials, binders,

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All the Stuff Inside

By: Mary DeYoung We rush past each other every day–in cars, down hallways, in supermarket aisles. For many,feeling relatively ignored in public spaces is normal, and often preferred. But to the youth that come through our doors, being “unseen” communicates that their reality is uncomfortable and they are not worth acknowledging. As

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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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