Behavioral health crisis center planned for Kent County

Two local health care organizations are partnering to bring a behavioral health center to downtown Grand Rapids.

Turning the lens on homelessness

Dean Cain’s latest project was filmed in Grand Rapids.

Partners to host second Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam

A celebration of African American culture and history will be held downtown next month.

Pharmhouse Wellness to provide turkeys for those in need

A locally owned cannabis company will host its first “Felons Feeding Families” event ahead of Thanksgiving.

Sports organizations team up to give back

The Grand Rapids Drive, Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps and West Michigan Sports Commission partnered to launch “One Team For West Michigan,” an initiative to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SpartanNash sets aside store time for vulnerable populations

SpartanNash is reserving shopping time twice a week in its retail stores for older adults, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Posy prepares for holiday gifting, supply chain gaps by sourcing locally

A local gifting and promotional products company is turning to its fellow community business owners to avoid shortages ahead of the holiday season.
Nonprofit Be a Rose focuses on access to women's healthcare and feminine hygiene products.

Be a Rose Tackles ‘Period Poverty’ & Women’s Health Care

Having your period sucks. Period. Running to Walgreens once a month to get tampons or pads for Aunt Flo is annoying enough, but for many, it’s also a financial burden. Local 501(c)(3) nonprofit Be a Rose aims to help women break barriers, not the bank, when it comes to accessing feminine hygiene products.

Cat rescue acquires physical space

A local women-owned nonprofit that rescues cats now has a physical location to help meet more needs.

‘My Dearest Friends’

DisArt teams with artist to share important stories.

Grand Rapids Police Department promises change

Can the police department’s new strategic plan really transform policing in a meaningful way?

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