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4/19/17: Earth Day Soiree

Join us for cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in support of our urban farm and ending homelessness in Grand Rapids. Wednesday, April 19th 5:30-7:30PM River House Condos Tickets: $50 (Limited amount!) In celebration of Earth Day and Well House’s commitment to living gently on the Earth this will be a zero waste party.

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5/20/17: 5th Annual Heirloom Plant Sale

Please join us for our 5th Annual Heirloom Plant Sale! Saturday, May 20, 2017 9am-4pm 600 Cass Ave SE We will have a wide variety of vegetable and herb plants for sale, all grown by our tenants and staff. Plus live music, food, beer tent, and kids activities! Stay tuned for more details… All proceeds support […]

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What Happens When We Really Start to End Homelessness

Our Executive Director, Tami VandenBerg, traveled to Washington DC last week to attend the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference.  Communities across the country are making great strides towards ending homelessness.  From the Article: “Rather than wringing our hands about a problem that for years spiraled out of control, what swelled the crowds at this […]

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Justice for People Who are Homeless

On August 3rd, 2014, Executive Director Tami Vandenberg spoke at Fountain Street Church. Below is the transcript. ‘Justice for People who are Homeless’ by Tami Vandenberg “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’  Matthew 25:40 […]

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Well House

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Food Justice Grows at Well House

As part of the revitalization of Well House, and in the spirit of its founder Miriam Clements, Well House is once again in the early stages of growing food and promoting food justice. Camilla and I are the urban farmers/food justice educators and our vision so far is to grow food for the tenets here […]

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Mushroom Inoculation Workshop is a big success!

On Saturday, we had 17 people participated in our Mushroom Log Inoculation workshop here at Well House. There was great discussion and information shared by Urban Farmer Camilla Voelker, who provided participants with some good background information on mushrooms, their history, how to grow them and their medicinal and nutritional benefits. Everyone who came learned […]

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Welcome to Well House!

For over 36 years and growing, Well House has provided safe and affordable housing to homeless and disenfranchised folks right here in the Grand Rapids. We have currently helped move over 5000 people out of homelessness and into a more secure, sustainable mode of living. We are excited to continue this legacy! Marian Clements first […]

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Housing First

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