United Way’s First Call for Help [2-1-1]
United Way’s 2-1-1 is a free information and referral service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find help with food, housing, and other basic needs by dialing 2-1-1 from any land line, or 616.459.2255 / 800.887.1107 from your cell phone.
Foreclosure Prevention: Home Repair Services [Kent County]
Offers professional counseling and loss mitigation advocacy for homeowners currently delinquent on their mortgage, with the goal of resolving the delinquency and reinstating the mortgage. Call 616.241.2601 and ask to speak with their foreclosure intake person.
The Salvation Army Social Services
The Salvation Army can help with basic needs and crisis assistance, including emergency housing. They can be reached at 616.459.9468.
Family Resource Guide [online]
Provides easy access to information on programs, services, and topics for children and families in the Kent County area, including basic needs, childcare, employment, and counseling. Visit familyresourceguide.info
Love In the Name of Christ [Love INC] in Hudsonville serves families in Grandville, Jenison, and Hudsonville, as well as those attending Mars Hill but living out of the target area. They offer over 46 different helping ministries meeting needs of all types, including budgeting and parenting classes, clothing, and school supplies. Connect with Love INC by calling 616.662.3300.
Area Food Pantries
1 in 4 children in Grand Rapids are undernourished and underfed. If you’re struggling to feed your family, know that there are a number of food pantries in West Michigan that can help. Download their information and location now
Save Haven offers confidential emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence; support groups, individual supportive counseling, and advocacy for women and children who do not require shelter; and prevention and outreach programs for the entire community. Visit their webpage >
The YWCA West Central Michigan offers services that support victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and stalking, as well as prevention programs for girls 9-18 years old. Visit their webpage >