2-1-1 is Here to Help
Thousands of Services. One Call.
United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceloa and Oceana Counties including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more. Whoever you are, whatever your needs, 2-1-1 makes it easy to find help for yourself, a neighbor, or a loved one. Last year, we answered nearly 65,000 calls for help.
Visit 2-1-1 Counts to access recent data on calls and needs on our community.
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Veterans and their families often find it difficult and time-consuming to navigate the benefit systems available to them from various agencies and government offices. 2-1-1 is dedicated to making it easier for veterans to learn what services they qualify for, where to go, and how to access the benefits and programs they have earned.
By simply dialing 2-1-1 from any landline in Kent County (or 1-800-887-1107), any veteran of any branch of service or any member of their family can find information and connect to hundreds of benefits that they have earned.
Mobile Food Pantries
WARMING & COOLING CENTERS
Open During Temperature Extremes
ALANO CLUB OF KENT COUNTY
Starting Sun, Dec 2: Mon-Sat, 7-11:30am & 2-7:30pm (except 2nd Thu – closed until 5pm)
Sun, 7am-2:00pm & 4-7:30pm
Dec through March, Mon-Fri, 7am-5:15pm (men only)
Mon-Sat, 12:30-2pm (except 1st Fri)
GRAND RAPIDS HQ
Mon, 6-8pm for ages 20-24
Mon-Thu, 3:30-5:30pm for ages 14-19
Tue & Thu, 12:30-2:30pm for ages 20-24
GUIDING LIGHT MISSION
Shelter is provided during temperature extremes
MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES
Day Center is open daily 7am – 4 pm
All Shelter is open daily 4 pm – 7 am (Families, Men, Women, Transgender)
Nov through Feb, Fridays, 10am-1:30pm
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH