Our basic needs specialists help individuals breakdown barriers that keep them from having access to community resources and basic needs such as health, food, transportation, and shelter.  They assist clients with navigating processes and systems to find and acquire the support needed to become self-sufficient, independent, and become an active member of the community.

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Basic Needs Services

  • Health & Wellness Needs
  • Prevention Education
  • Referrals to health resources
  • Referrals to victim support
  • Working with the Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Assistance with Food Stamp paperwork
  • Assistance with Medicare/Medicaid paperwork
  • Assistance with other vital records & paperwork

For more information, please contact Alejandra Meza, Community Navigation Coordinator
(616) 742-0200 ext 113

Civil and Human Rights Services

  • Power of Attorney Letters
  • US Passport Applications
  • US Birth Certificate information
  • Monthly bus trips to Mexican Consulate in Detroit, MI
  • Referrals to basic immigration-related concerns
  • Outreach about services in and outside of Kent County

For more information, please contact Olga Martinez, Civil & Human Rights Advocate
(616) 742-0200 ext 112