Basic Needs

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There are many social services and nonprofit resources to help you get some of the necessities for life. Hope for Single Moms does not work in this area because many others do. This is a basic list of links to check out.  Use Google for other resources near you. Many areas have food pantries specifically for residents in their area.

Financial Resources:

Kent County DHS 121 Franklin, SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49507, 616-248-1000

Salvation Army 1800 SAL ARMY


United Way 2-1-1  Call 211 from your cell phone

Food & Personal Necessities:

Baxter Community Center Serving the Baxter neighborhood of Grand Rapids

Catholic Charities Baby and Toddler Pantry 616.454.4110

Store for families in need of basic home essentials
$20/year membership for families. with any type of public assistance.

Hispanic Center of West Michigan

Lean on Me Ministry
Call to register as a client (616) 866-3999
Personal care items, clothing, baby, furniture, appliances

Love Inc (In the Name of Christ) Also furniture. Rides to appointments. Serving Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville

Kent County food access sites

Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources

Salvation Army Food Pantry 1.800.SAL.ARMY
Monday-Friday: 9am – 4pm

Shelter database

Steepletown NW Grand Rapids

United Way 2-1-1

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Pregnant or nursing, or your children are under the age of 5

Rent & Utilities

Campaign for Home Energy Assistance:

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services:

Need help paying the bills?:

Salvation Army
Energy Assistance Services (EAS)
M-F 8:30-4:30

Housing Assessment Program (HAP):
M-Th 8:30-5, F 9:30-4
Call 2-1-1 or 1.800.887.1107



CELL PHONE:  1-800-723-3546


Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council 225-379-3577

Compputer Technology Assistance Corp

Computers with Causes 888-228-7320

PCS for People

SPAOA (Single Parent Alliance of America) Membership needed. Information resources, programs and savings for single parents. Information about financial planning, advice, articles, information, and other services.

Wheels for Work:
Goodwill Used Car program