2-1-1 is Here to Help
Thousands of Services. One Call.
United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to thousands of services in 14 counties: Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Ionia, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola. Services include 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. In 2017, we answered more than 60,000 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
Summer COOLING CENTERS
Open During Temperature Extremes
Mon-Sat, 7-11:30 a.m. & 2-7:30 p.m.
Sun, 7 a.m.-2pm & 4-7:30 p.m.
Sun, 2:30-4 p.m.
Mon-Sat, 12:30-2 p.m.
GRAND RAPIDS HQ
Open to ages 14-19 Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Open to ages 20-24 Tuesday-Thursday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
GUIDING LIGHT MISSION
Open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
MEL TROTTER MINISTRIES
Day Center is open daily 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Check-In for Emergency Shelter: 4 p.m.(Families, Men, Women, Transgender)
Call to inquire: 616-459-3203
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Mon-Thu, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
2-1-1 is funded in part by the Kent County Department of Health and Human Services and Kent County Senior Millage through the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan.