Other Resources in the Grand Rapids Area
Low-cost and Free Health and Wellness Classes
Health and Wellness Classes from Spectrum Health (spectrumhealth.org)
Kent County Health Department Health Education Classes (accesskent.com)
Kent County MSU Extension Nutrition Classes (msu.edu)
Learn about reading labels, planning meals, food safety, and cooking skills. Call (616) 336-3265 or ask a Catherine’s Nurse or Lifestyle Counselor to send a referral on your behalf.
Choose MyPlate (choosemyplate.gov)
Gym Membership Assistance
YMCA Financial Assistance Application (PDF) (grymca.org)
Salvation Army Kroc Center Scholarship Application (PDF) (grkroccenter.org)
Low-Cost and Free Exercise Classes
Free YMCA Healthy Living Classes (grymca.org)
Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Scholarship Application (see under “Fee Assistance”) (grandrapidsmi.gov)
Smoking Cessation Assistance
Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan (cdc.gov)
MI Tobacco Quitline
Receive nicotine replacement therapy and over-the-phone counseling from a Quit Coach. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or ask a Catherine’s Nurse or Lifestyle Counselor to send a referral on your behalf.
American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking (cancer.org)
Transportation Assistance (to Appointments)
The Lakeshore Ride Link (lakeshoreridelink.org)
Be sure to schedule a ride seven days before it is needed.
Clancy Street Ministries Financial Literacy (clancystreetministries.org)
Food Access Help
St. Alphonsus Food and Clothing Pantry (stalphonsusgr.org)
Food and clothing are available once a month per household. The pantry is located across the street from the parish at 205 Carrier Street NE. Open M, T, W, F, 9 AM -1 PM.
St. Alphonsus Mobile Food Pantry (stalphonsusgr.org)
The mobile food pantry is available the first Tuesday of every month, April through November. Registration begins at 4:00 PM and the truck arrives at 5:30 PM. Meet in the food pantry parking lot across from the church. All are welcome – no income requirements.
Spectrum Health Nutritional Options for Wellness Program
Receive free healthy food appropriate to your chronic health needs. Ask a Catherine’s Nurse or Lifestyle Counselor to see if you qualify for a referral.
North End Community Ministry Supper House (facebook.com)
A free hot meal is available every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:00-6:30 PM in the St. Alphonsus School Cafeteria.
North End Community Ministry Food Pantry (necmgr.org)
Located in the basement of Plainfield United Methodist Church, this emergency food pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
Other Healthcare Providers in Our Area
Free Clinics of Michigan (fcomi.org)
Exalta Health (exaltahealth.org) Formerly Health Intervention Services
Oasis of Hope (ohcgr.org)
Cherry Health (cherryhealth.org) Formerly Cherry Street Health Services
If you are looking for services not listed here, call Heart of West Michigan United Way’s 24 hour Community Resource Directory by dialing 2-1-1 from a land line or from a cell phone, 1-800-887-1107.