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 Services

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

Complete Feeding America West Michigan Schedule

Newaygo County Schedule

Oceana County Schedule

WARMING & COOLING CENTERS

Open During Temperature Extremes

ALANO CLUB OF KENT COUNTY
Daily 8am-9pm

DEGAGE MINISTRIES
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

EXODUS PLACE
Dec through March, Mon-Fri, 7am-5:15pm (men only)

GOD’S KITCHEN
Sun, 2:30-4pm
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

HEARTSIDE MINISTRY
Mon-Fri, 1-4pm

MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES
Day Center is open daily 7am – 4 pm
All Shelter is open daily 4 pm – 7 am (Families, Men, Women, Transgender)

PARK CHURCH
Nov through Feb, Fridays, 10am-1:30pm

WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mon-Thu, 9am-4pm