November 2, 2017

Advocacy and Housing

Blog Post by Jesica Vail, Program Manager of the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness Yesterday I joined a panel conversation to speak to social work students about the […]

November 17, 2016

Homelessness: The Tip of the Iceberg

An often forgotten aspect of homelessness, that is critical to understanding it, is how desperately people try to avoid losing their housing. Homelessness rarely, if ever, occurs spontaneously in situations […]

November 16, 2016

The Cost of Homelessness

I talk about the moral imperative of not allowing any of our people in Kent County live and die on our streets. For some, this call does not resonate. There […]

July 8, 2016

Heartside Neighborhood and Doughnut Shops

Arguably the most diverse neighborhood in Grand Rapids (although we know how fast our neighborhoods are changing these days!), Heartside Neighborhood has a unique place in the Grand Rapids landscape. […]