Congregation Connections

The Congregation Connections program helps over 100 congregations in Kent County serve their neighbors through providing free casework services, and facilitating trainings and workshops on healthy outreach.

Join Access for our Lunch and Learn Series!

KIDS COUNT

September 14th, 11:30 am -1:00 – Access – 1700 28th Street SE, GR

Kids Count in Michigan is part of a broad national effort to measure the well-being of children at the state and local levels, and use that information to shape efforts to improve the lives of children. Join us to hear from Jennifer Kinne from Michigan League for Public Policy as she shares about the overall well being of children and families in the Kent County area – and how this information can help us all impact our communities.

 

HOUSING AND GENTRIFICATION

October 19th, 11:30 am -1:00 pm – Access – 1700 28th Street SE, GR

Many of you have been witness to the difficult housing market here in the greater Grand Rapids area in the last couple years. Join us to learn about the current housing situation, how it is impacting the communities you do ministry, and how we can work together to bring more stability. 

 

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

November 16th, 11:30 am -1:00 pm – Access – 1700 28th Street SE, GR

Join us for an introduction on what it means to be culturally aware and sensitive, and how it can impact and strengthen your community ministry. 

 

RSVP to niki@accessofwestmichigan.org by September 12th

*Please do not refer clients directly to Access as this is to be resource for congregations only. Clients can be referred directly to 211 to obtain information on emergency needs programs in their area.