“Alyssa”, a mom of two boys and survivor of domestic violence was referred to VIS for support and assistance as she began rebuilding her life. Throughout 2019, VIS, in partnership with agencies and churches, was … Read More
The 70×7 Life Recovery-Grand Rapids Program Center remained consistently busy during the Third Quarter 2019 with client intakes, “Changes” Job Readiness Life Skills Training, and our on-going programing. Agencies and probation & parole offices are … Read More
The 70×7 Life Recovery-Grand Rapids Program Center remained consistently busy during the Second Quarter 2019 with client intakes, “Changes” Job Readiness Life Skills Training, and our on-going programing. Agencies and probation & parole offices are … Read More
During the summer months, the requests from congregations come in frequently for assistance for their neighbors. So far this summer, our caseworker Niki, has supported dozens of churches in preventing utilities shutoffs and evictions. Niki … Read More
New Outlook, New Life After spending years in the federal and state corrections system, Marilyn was looking forward to her new life upon release. But instead, she dealt with discouragement and disappointment. She just couldn’t … Read More
ROOSEVELT PARK MINISTRIES: Building bridges across cultures and languages Laura, a Honduran girl of 18 years, fled the oppression of the M13 gang in Honduras, was granted asylum at the border, and is now living … Read More
The Edge Church (735 Ritsema Ct. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) runs literacy ministries called Schools of Hope, during school time and after school to K-5 graders at Cesar E Chavez Public School. These programs … Read More
Jill* approached a community partner for funds when she found out that her 15 year old son would need to travel to Mayo Clinic for medical treatment. Having no alternatives, the community partner asked Access to coordinate shared congregation funds that supplied the family with travel costs to Mayo.