Items Tagged with 'Tami VandenBerg'


Street Talk: Looking out for local

Brain drain.

January 17, 2020
The Grand Rapids Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Jan. 23 regarding the city’s recreational cannabis ordinance, and the West Michigan Cannabis Guild is urging the public to step forward and speak out against the concentration of licenses to out-of-area businesses. Read More

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

Downtown venue hosting The DanceOff

November 30, 2018
A charity event for local dancers to show off their moves is happening downtown. Read More

Street Talk: The trade market

A leg up.

September 7, 2018
After having helmed a defunct startup focused on bartering, a local entrepreneur still is hoping the practice goes big in West Michigan. 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

Business Journal selects 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus

August 9, 2017
Tami VandenBerg has left her fingerprints all over Grand Rapids. 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

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

Q&A: Tami VandenBerg

August 11, 2015
Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile Bar and The Pyramid Scheme bar and music venue, and she also runs the Well House, a nonprofit that provides housing for people who are homeless. Read More