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Comprehensive. Relational.

This is recovery reimagined.

Men's Recovery

Guiding Light Recovery is an intensive addiction rehab program designed to give men structure and the opportunity to engage in change.

Women's Recovery

The Guiding Light Women’s Recovery program is officially open! Our 4-month, trauma-informed, residential experience creates a dynamic culture of community, peer support, and accountability.

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Your donation provides help for today and hope for tomorrow: basic needs like food, clothes, and shelter and programming, structure, and resources to empower individuals in sustainable recovery for the rest of their lives.

Who We Are

Guiding Light is a donor-funded Christian non-profit dedicated to helping individuals recover from addiction and the associated chaos of a life consumed by substance abuse. Learn more about our team, our board, and our guiding values.

What we Do

Guiding Light provides tools, relationships, and support to empower individuals in living a new life of recovery, where they’re back to work, reconnected, and safely housed. Learn more about Guiding Light’s recovery services for men and women.

Wake up

This is what we want for the men and women you help us minister to: Wake up and live! Wake up to a new life, one free from addiction, one based in responsibility, hard work, and relationship with God.

Latest News

Women's Recovery is HERE!

The Guiding Light Women’s Recovery Program is officially open! We opened our doors June 10th 2024 and accepted our first intake the same day! Due to the generosity of this faithful community, Guiding Light’s innovative and successful residential recovery program is now available to women struggling with addiction, hopelessness, and homelessness at NO COST to participants. Our vision is to awaken the woman with addictions to the possibility of becoming successful, independent, and spiritually transformed. Our goal for men is lifelong recovery and a new way of being in relationship with the world. Learn more here!

If you know someone that needs help call our direct line at:


Monthly Breakfast Open House

You’re Invited!Guiding Light Breakfast Open House | Learn about Guiding Light in Grand Rapids

This year, we want to invite you to a standing breakfast open house on the last Wednesday of each month.

Join us for a short, casual breakfast with staff and clients at 7:30. We’ll provide pastries and coffee and conversation!

January 31st is our first breakfast open house of the year. RSVP to David at if you’re interested in joining us or you want to learn more.


Owner of Wealth Street Bakery tells Guiding Light storyAndy came through the doors of Guiding Light over 4 years ago hopeless, homeless, and addicted. Through the innovative, intensive programming of the recovery program, Andy found an entirely different way to live in this world: Awake! Responsible! Connected!

Check out Fox17’s piece on Andy, the new owner of Wealthy Street Bakery and Hall Street Bakery, and read more in our latest LightPost newsletter!

We’re so proud of the man, father, son, and friend you’ve become, Andy! Congratulations on this next huge step in life!


“We Must Go and Wake Him Up”

“Tonight is a culmination of a full year of work, a year of investment, of surrender, of transformation of the men sitting up here in front of you. I want to acknowledge each of you for your accomplishment of living life in a new way. This milestone of reaching your first year of abstinence-based sobriety

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“My God is compassionate, understanding, loving, all-encompassing, and embracing. He didn't make me an addict or an alcoholic. He didn't make these horrible things happen to me. God carried me through these horrible things so I could do His work on the other side.”

Read Elisha’s story, along with articles about Jon, Mike, and Guiding Light’s 95 years of ministry, in our latest newsletter.

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