Items Tagged with 'Degage Ministries'


Chamber names EPIC Award winners

October 19, 2017
A local chamber of commerce has honored a group of entrepreneurs and nonprofits for making a difference in the community. Read More

Nonprofit hires development director

June 23, 2017
A faith-based nonprofit that serves homeless and disadvantage individuals in Grand Rapids has named its new development director. Read More

Shelter provides more than a place to stay

Dégagé Ministries offers services to help women progress toward secure housing.

March 3, 2017
On any given night, 40 women spread mattresses across the second and third floors of Dégagé Ministries, their minimal possessions tucked into lockers along the walls for safekeeping. Read More

Homeless shelter names winner of Community Service Award

December 7, 2016
A local law firm’s founding partner has received an award for his long-time service at a homeless shelter downtown. Read More

Inside Track: Andy DeBraber helps others find their voices

Journalistic, religious and advocacy roots led Heartside Ministry director into nonprofits.

January 2, 2015
About once a day, red and blue flashes stream through Andy DeBraber’s office window overlooking Division Avenue in Heartside. Read More

Change Ups: Volunteer inspires Dégagé patrons

December 19, 2014
Longtime Dégagé Ministries volunteer Nancy Ruch was recognized with the ministry’s 2014 Marge Palmerlee Outstanding Community Service Award for volunteering in the kitchen the past 17 years. Read More

New court focuses on getting homeless back on track

Social and legal services communities collaborate on program geared toward Heartside residents.

August 8, 2014
A group of social services organizations is teaming with a group of legal service providers to help the homeless population resolve legal issues that may serve as one of the barriers to getting their lives back on track. Read More

Construction firm builds and sells home for nonprofit

June 19, 2014
With all the projects that West Michigan’s construction industry has lined up for the summer, it's no surprise there’s money to give back. Read More

Inside Track: Dégagé executive director feels called to work with homeless

In the 20 years since Marge Palmerlee has been involved with the center, it has turned into a different place altogether.

February 21, 2014
“I just want you to know that I’m going to commit suicide tonight.” Read More

Video: Millions watch makeover of homeless Grand Rapids vet

November 11, 2013
| By AP
A short video that asks people to donate to a downtown nonprofit — after watching the makeover of a homeless Grand Rapids veteran — has been viewed 10.4 million times, as of Monday morning. Read More