Items Tagged with 'Degage Ministries'


Health centers picking up Heartside closure slack

Community leaders are concerned about patients with trauma or trust issues adjusting to new clinics.

February 7, 2020
Since the Mercy Health Heartside Health Center closed over a month ago, other organizations are working to address the needs of displaced patients. Read More

Nonprofit’s store serves up gifts, dignity during holidays

Dégagé Ministries helps homeless, low-income residents with deeply discounted products.

October 25, 2019
For the seventh consecutive year, local organizations are partnering to help the less fortunate during the holiday season. Read More

Volunteer group addresses area’s chronic homelessness

Women 4 Dégagé offers resources and looks to help Dégagé’s Open Door Women’s Center.

September 27, 2019
Women are the most vulnerable population as chronic homelessness worsens in Grand Rapids, so a newly formed group of women volunteers is working to give them the extra help they need. Read More

Nonprofit hires donor relations officer

August 22, 2019
A nonprofit that serves people experiencing homelessness has named its first donor relations officer. Read More

Nonprofit plans $6M construction project downtown

March 4, 2019
A nonprofit focused on homelessness is planning a $6-million construction project to expand its services. Read More

Cookie business offers recipe for success

Social enterprise partners with Dégagé Ministries to offer job opportunities for women in crisis.

November 30, 2018
Blown through the doors of Dégagé Ministries by 50 mph winds and snow last winter, Susan Schnur was “frozen stiff” and needed a place to stay that was off the streets. Little did she know that within five months, she would also have a job as a baker and a newfound family. Read More

Q&A: Marge Palmerlee

January 23, 2018
Having completed 20 years as executive director of Dégagé Ministries, Marge Palmerlee is passionate about helping those in need in our community. Read More

Mel Trotter, Dégagé combine forces

Two nonprofits partner on services after WMU bought Mel Trotter building and parking lot for $1.1 million.

December 22, 2017
Mel Trotter Ministries is ending its food pantry and day center services as they exist, instead partnering with other local food pantries and with the Dégagé Ministries day center. Read More

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