Detailed Guide to Organizations

ACCESS Food Pantry

 Provides listings of all key food pantry site locations in Kent County.

Arbor Circle   
1115 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 456-6571

AOS of Arbor Circle offers outpatient counseling services that restore individuals and families affected by substance abuse issues to productive healthy lifestyles. Life-long recovery is promoted through a variety of counseling services including assessments; education; individual, group, marital and family therapy. Special programming includes adult and adolescent intensive outpatient services, job jeopardy services, relapse prevention, and adult retail fraud groups. Most insurances are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.

Counseling services are provided for children, youth, adults and families dealing with traumatic life issues including depression, anxiety, family violence, development issues, sexual and physical abuse. Services include individual, group and family therapy, psychological testing and psychiatric evaluations all aimed at healing psychological scars and promoting healthy development. Special services include an adolescent retail fraud program, and a counseling program for families facing life-threatening illnesses or death. Most insurances are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available.

Birkam Health Center-FSU
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231)591 2614

The Birkam Health Center staff wishes to welcome students and families to the Health Center website. Ferris students and their families are eligible for medical care including evaluation and treatment for illness and injury anytime during the entire calendar year. Patients are seen on a walk-in and by appointment basis.

Catholic Charities of West Michigan                                                                         
40 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 456-1443

We accomplish our work through comprehensive, results-oriented programs and services. The programs and services of Catholic Charities West Michigan have four distinct areas of emphasis: Community Outreach, Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, and Family Support

Center for Counseling and Psychological Center
WMU Grand Rapids
200 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 771-4171

CCPS counselors provide: individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, relationship and couples counseling, family counseling, career counseling, group counseling, and psychological testing. CCPS counselors help people cope with: feelings of stress, depression, anxiety, grief, family problems, relationship conflicts, loneliness, abuse issues, eating disorders, behavioral problems, adjusting to aging and other life transitions, educational difficulties, career indecision, job changes, and alcohol or drug use.

Cherry Street Health Services  
550 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

Cherry Street Health Services is committed to providing the highest quality and most effective primary health care services to people of all economic levels, with a special sensitivity to the needs of economically disadvantaged people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Our holistic care will meet the physical and behavioral health needs of those we serve by removing barriers to health care and promoting prevention, personal responsibility, interdisciplinary treatment, health education and collaboration with other community partners. Service areas include Medical, Dental, Behavioral Services, Vision Care, Nutrition, Prenatal and Pregnancy support, Health Education Classes, Assistance with Health Insurance, and Prescription Assistance.

Claystone Clinical Associates 
3330 Claystone SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546

Claystone Clinical Associates is a multi-disciplinary practice that specializes in the psychological care of individuals from infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, through their senior years. Treatment is provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.

Family Outreach Center                                                                                            
1939 South Division Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 48507
(616) 247-3815

The Outpatient Mental Health program is committed to providing quality mental health and substance abuse services, as well as other supportive services (advocacy) in order to promote healthy living for children, adolescents, adults, and families living in Kent County. A special emphasis is placed on services to people of color and those who are low income. The continuum of services includes: individual therapy, family therapy, psychiatric evaluation and treatment (medication reviews), education classes, referral to self-help groups & supportive services (advocacy).

Forest View Hospital
1055 Medical Park Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
(616) 942-9610

Offers acute inpatient psychiatric care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, & psychiatric clinic for mental health issues for adolescents and adults.

Fountain Hill Center 
534 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 456-1178

The Fountain Hill Center for Counseling and Consultation provides therapeutic, educational and consultative services designed to enhance effective personal and relational change.

Health Intervention Services
15 Andre St SE, Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 475-8446

Provides family and internal medicine, pregnancy testing and counseling, prenatal care, pediatric medicine, HIV/STD testing and counseling, general eye care, and family counseling to the uninsured and underinsured.

Kent County Health Department
700 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 632-7100

Provides for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.  Also provides counseling, education, and lab testing for HIV.

Kent Health Plan-Plan B
(616) 726-8204, extension 1

Provides a community-sponsored program for people without health insurance that meet specific qualifications and live in Kent County. The program is not insurance, but it can help get certain medically necessary services at low or no cost. When enrolled in the plan the client is assigned to a clinic where basic medical care can be obtained. The physician at the clinic will be able to refer the client to specialist and arrange for lab tests and x-ray services.

Legal Aid of West Michigan
89 Ionia NW, Suite 400, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 774-0672

Provides free legal assistance to low-income persons encountering a civil (non-criminal) legal problem including spousal or child abuse, public assistance, consumer rights or tenants' rights. Will defend, but not initiate custody cases.

Legal Assistance Center
180 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 5100, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 632-6000

Provide information and assistance with various legal self-help family law forms. Also offer assistance with Small Claims and Landlord Tenant documents. Offer referrals to community agencies, legal aid, and lawyers.

Life Guidance Services 
3351 Claystone St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 954-1991

Provides a broad spectrum of services for all age including outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling, psychological testing & assessment, & employee assistance services.

Men’s Resource Center    
534 Fountain Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 456-1178

Works to help men define and revision their masculinity, to experience their full humanity, and to establish respectful lives. This program seeks to provide awareness and growth through personal counseling, education, advocacy and experiential workshops. We offer an array of individual and group counseling and evaluation services to help men who are struggling with life adjustment, intimacy, domestic abuse, sexual addiction, substance abuse, and parenting. Their vision is men growing in mind and spirit and joining to create a caring, strong and safe community.

Native American Family Services                                                                              
671 Davis Avenue NW, Suite 2
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 451-6767

Network 180   
790 Fuller Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 336-3909    Toll Free: 1800-749-7720

Provides immediate assessment, referral and support for any kind of mental health or substance abuse problem.  Services available to all ages, no appointment necessary. Call to determine eligibility for services.

Personal Counseling Center-FSU
Big Rapids, MI

The Counseling Center staff builds on the foundation that personal counseling is a therapeutic and educational experience for students in their personal and academic growth. The Counseling Center also assists students who are experiencing more serious forms of stress and disruption to their normal functioning by utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. Prevention and educational aspects of a healthy lifestyle are emphasized throughout the counseling process as well as through programs targeted at significant topics for students.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services 
300 68th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
(616) 455-9200

Provides outpatient, ambulatory care at over 20 locations throughout West Michigan. Our clinicians provide a broad spectrum of quality care across the age continuum in convenient, non-restrictive environments. In addition to traditional outpatient care, Pine Rest also provides a variety of specialty services, including the ADD Institute, IOP substance abuse services, court-related services and assessments, Psychiatric Home Health Care, workshops, classes, support groups, and more. Individual, family, and group counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, as well as community resources and referrals.

Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan
425 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 459-3101

Provides cancer screening, birth control information, sexually transmitted infections treatment, HIV testing and mid-life services.

Pregnancy Resource Center
415 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 456-6873

Free pregnancy tests (results while you wait), information about abortion and alternatives, referrals for medical care, social services and practical resources in the community. All services are free. Walk-ins welcome.

Psychological Associates of Grand Rapids
1000 Parchment Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
(616) 957-9112

Established in 1980 to provide quality, ethical, psychological care and assessment services to the West Michigan area. Professional staff and independent contractors at PAGR represent a variety of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, social work, marriage and family counseling, and pastoral counseling. All therapists hold appropriate licensure and/or certification.

Rockford Psychological Services
16 North Monroe, Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 866-4830 

Fully Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Individual, group, family therapy, Assessment and testing.

YWCA of West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
(616) 459-4681

YWCA Sexual Assault Services provide 24-hour crisis support, counseling, support groups, and short-term respite for victims who are unable to immediately return home following an assault. We also provide medical-forensic examinations for patients who are 13 years and over.

Touchstone innovare                                                              (616) 459-0255

YWCA of Grand Rapids                                                           (616) 459-4652

National Suicide Prevention Hotline                        (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                          (800) 273-TALK (8255)


Health Services

Cherry Street Health Services                                                (616) 235-7272

Kent County Health Department                                            (616) 632-7100

Metro Health                                                                          (616) 252-7200

Saint Mary's Health Care                                                       (616) 685-5000

Spectrum Health

            Butterworth                                                                (616) 391-1774

            Blodgett                                                                      (616)774-7444


Other Services

Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan                        (616) 389-8601

United Way First Call for Help                                                                  211

If using a cell phone call                                                        (616) 459-2255

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Last updated: 02-11-2015