Rescue. Recover. Re-engage.

Through the guiding light of God’s Spirit, Guiding Light partners with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through community.

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Rescue. Recover. Re-engage.

Through the guiding light of God’s Spirit, Guiding Light partners with individuals to fulfill their God-given potential through community.

Learn moreContribute!

Ephesians 4:28

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

John 12:46

I have come into the world as light so that no one who believes in me need remain in the dark

Matthew 7:8

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

BACK TO WORK

Guiding Light’s Back-to-Work Program provides a short-term stay for homeless men who are employed or seeking full-time employment, allowing them to save money while they look for more permanent housing.

Guiding Light Recovery

Guiding Light’s recovery program is the right start for men suffering from chronic homelessness, substance abuse, spiritual destitution and life challenges.

IRON HOUSE

Guiding Light has it’s own transitional housing complex called Iron House. This safe and secure living environment is located in a residential area outside the inner city allowing the men to live more independently as they transition back into the mainstream of society.

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Save the Date

October 5th, 2017

Join us for Guiding Light’s annual banquet at Frederick Meijer Gardens as we hear from former MBL player, recovering addict and ordained minister, Darryl Strawberry. Your attendance will support our mission of restoring Grand Rapids men struggling with addiction and poverty through recovery and re-engagement.

Taking Back

In 2009, Guiding Light, with good intent, struggled to identify and implement programming with strong and transparent outcomes. Slowly we began to move away from a culture of ‘down on my luck’ or ‘woe is me’ to one of ‘the little engine that could’, not only programmatically, but also at the staff and governance level. In a sense, we shut off the TV and stocked up on work boots and hammers. Now we’re seeing people employed and paying for groceries, rent, child support and taxes. They’re taking back their self respect and re-engaging with their communities and families.

In a short seven years, we have raised staff competency, produced meaningful outcomes, and practiced a culture of transparency. We’re proud of our successful programs and social enterprises. Stay updated on our progress.