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Tami VandenBerg has decided to step down from the role of executive director at Well House, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit focused on ending homelessness, citing the current strength of the organization.

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GRAND RAPIDS — While Grand Rapids residents voted more than five years ago to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, city officials are still taking a “wait and see” approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities.

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As executive director of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, David Allen thinks his organization contributes to more affordable housing options in the greater Grand Rapids area.

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Last year, Larry Zeiser answered a phone call that would forever change the way he perceived drug abuse in West Michigan.

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As a business owner and housing advocate in the Heartside neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Tami VandenBerg was devastated to see so many people there still living on the streets. 

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While for-profit businesses get the bulk of the credit for West Michigan’s economic success, the role that local nonprofits play in the community’s health, wealth and wellbeing often goes under-reported and unrecognized. 

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While some nonprofit organizations are able to start small with nothing more than a mission and perhaps some minimal office space, that was not a viable option for Children’s Healing Center. Poised to become the nation’s first year-round recreational center for children with weak immune systems, the Grand Rapids-based organization needed about five years and significant help from the community and the private sector to finally solidify what had been an ever-changing grand opening date.

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The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation will provide $475,000 to Well House over three years. The nonprofit will invest the money in additional affordable housing options, employment opportunities and healthy food solutions.

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An entrepreneur and community activist, VandenBerg was part of a team that helped launch one of the mainstay establishments in Grand Rapids – The Meanwhile – and one of its popular music venues – The Pyramid Scheme.

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