Items Tagged with 'Samaritas'


Teens just need a little love

May 24, 2019
Imagine being removed from your family home and placed in foster care. Perhaps you endured abuse or neglect, and home life wasn’t great — but the trauma of being separated from actual family and going to live with strangers can be lonely, terrifying, even traumatic in its own right, even when the home you go to is loving and welcoming. Read More

Leaders developing immigrant integration plan

Gateways for Growth task force launches survey to gauge experiences of 'new Americans.'

April 12, 2019
Local community leaders are working to develop a strategic plan to improve the experiences of immigrants and refugees in Kent County. Read More

Intentional communities help adults with IDD

April 5, 2019
One thing almost every person desires is the ability to live independently while remaining connected to a community of friends and peers. Read More

Nonprofit hosting Be the Rock dinner and auction

September 17, 2018
A social services nonprofit is hosting a fundraiser in town tonight to benefit local programs. Read More

Samaritas converting former Grand Rapids seminary into apartments

July 30, 2018
The nonprofit Samaritas is spending $14.9 million to convert the former St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids’ Garfield Park neighborhood into a 55-unit apartment complex. Read More

Nonprofit receives grant for refugee program

July 10, 2018
A nonprofit has received a grant to create a Refugee Health Navigation and Education Program for recently resettled refugees in Grand Rapids. Read More

Brewery partners with nonprofit

May 25, 2018
A brewery has begun a year-long partnership with a nonprofit. Read More

Retirement community hires executive director

May 21, 2018
A local senior living community has a new leader. Read More

Value-driven leadership critical to long-term growth

March 23, 2018
We hear a lot about corporate values these days. Business and nonprofit leaders weave them into their branding exercises, communication language and human resources guidebooks. Read More

Q&A: Laura Mitchell

January 9, 2018
Laura Mitchell is the executive director of foster care at Samaritas and oversees the support of more than 800 children in foster care and 500 foster families daily. Read More