Items Tagged with 'Well House'

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Inside Track: A life of service

In addition to co-owning two bars, Tami VandenBerg has dedicated herself to ending homelessness.

January 10, 2020
When Tami VandenBerg moved back home, she had the drive to turn Grand Rapids into a great place to live for everybody. Twenty years later, the owner of two clubs and former executive director of Well House has left a serious mark on the community, but she’s still not done. Read More

Nonprofit opens house for homeless

November 5, 2019
A nonprofit has opened a new house for homeless residents. Read More

Corporate volunteering: a three-pronged advantage

July 31, 2018
If you’ve ever asked yourself how you can help improve your employees’ leadership skills, encourage interdisciplinary teamwork, attract new talent or develop a culture of community engagement, volunteering may be the answer. Read More

Inside Track: Finding his calling

John Glover uses experience growing up in poverty to serve those experiencing homelessness.

April 27, 2018
John Glover said his experience growing up in poverty is what propelled him to direct service work for those in a similar position. Read More

Nonprofit hires executive director

April 27, 2018
A local nonprofit dealing with affordable housing has a new executive director. Read More

Leader of housing nonprofit resigns

January 19, 2018
The executive director of a local nonprofit working to end homelessness has announced she is resigning. Read More

Well House receives grant for green jobs, housing

Wege Foundation gives nonprofit $265K to train residents in sustainable construction and build two LEED-certified homes.

June 23, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local housing-for-homeless nonprofit will give its tenants a new set of tools in their toolbox while allowing them to gain a new lease on life. Read More

LGBT fund awards grants

May 18, 2017
Our LGBT Fund at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $47,500 to four West Michigan nonprofits that serve homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. Read More

Well House opens first youth home, plans for a second

Organization practices housing first model, which treats patients after finding them a house.

May 12, 2017
Since 2013, when Tami VandenBerg took over as executive director of Well House, the organization has moved 153 people off the street and into housing. Read More

Well House hits milestone of helping 100 homeless

Data-driven business approach shows Housing First model is working.

April 8, 2016
Tami VandenBerg thinks the numbers show her organization may very well have discovered the secret to solving homelessness in Grand Rapids. Read More