Community Resources

Arbor Circle

Counseling; children and family support

(616) 456-6571


Baxter Community Center

Counseling for individuals and families; day care clinic

(616) 456-8593


Bethany Family Counseling Services

Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families

(800) 238-4269


Catholic Charities West Michigan

Counseling for children, adults, couples, and families

(616) 356-6247


Cherry ‘Heart of the City’ Health Center

Counseling; healthcare; pharmacy

(616) 965-8200


Christian Counseling Center

Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families

(616) 956-1122

The Conversation Project

Resources for talking about end-of-life wishes with loved ones

The Dying Year, Merilynne Rush

Advance care planning; home funerals; green burial

(734) 395-9660


Emmanuel Hospice

Holistic care; cardiac program; grief support

(616) 719-0919s


Faith Hospice

Hospice services; palliative care; bereavement support; Trillium Woods

(616) 235-5113


Family Outreach Center

Child, youth, adolescent, and adult services; community liaison services

(616) 247-3815


Gift of Life-Transplantation Society of Michigan

Organ and tissue donor registry enrollment and information

(800) 482-4881


Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids

Workshops, support groups, and online resources for caregivers, friends, and family; any kind of cancer journey or those grieving a death due to any cause; school partnership programs and specialized programs for children

(616) 453.8300

Green Burial Council

Information on green burial and locating certified cemetery stewards, funeral professionals, and funerary product sellers for more sustainable after-death options

(888) 966-3330


Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

Health and wellness; assistance with paperwork/vital records; referrals

(616) 742-0200


Home Repair Services

Income-based services to support vulnerable homeowners 

(616) 241-2601


Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids

Social Services, Community and Seniors programs, referrals

(616) 942-5553


Lotsa Helping Hands

Online tools for coordinating meals and help for those in need

Michigan Legal Help

Online self-help tools; forms and guides for wills and life planning; public assistance

(English and Spanish)


The Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Extensive guide to available hospice care in Michigan

(800) 536-6300 (free resource)


National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Focus on improving quality of services and support offered to LGBTQ+ older adults, their families, and caregivers

(English, Spanish, and translation in other languages)

Sage Hotline (877) 360-5428 (free service)


National Home Funeral Alliance

Information related to community-led after-death care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Information for patients, families, and caregivers

Native American Outreach Services, Kent County

Angelo Franchise, Outreach Worker

(616) 438-2543


Next Step In Care

Resources to help family care providers and health care professionals work together to plan and implement transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients

Senior Neighbors

Senior centers, transportation; Medicare and Medicaid counseling

(616) 459-6019


West Michigan Asian American Association

(616) 481-6194