Strong Relationships.
Resilient People.

Each year, Arbor Circle guides 13,000 people on journeys toward resilience. Tough times and hard choices are part of life—what matters is how we respond. That's why we help clients discover strengths, skills, and support networks for their journey. It's a story of resilience shaped through more than 35 programs and services, and it's a story you can join by getting involved.

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Every day, LGBTQ+ youth face homelessness simply for being who they are. Nationally, up to 40% of runaway and homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+. Locally, there are signs that the number is approaching 30% or more. Please join us for a special event to begin creating change for these youth in West Michigan.

Recent News
Arbor Circle and The Network Awarded Grant by Our LGBT Fund for New Collaborative Program
December 10, 2015—Our LGBT Fund at Grand Rapids Community Foundation recently awarded its first grant--$20,000—to a new... read more »
Stories from Arbor Circle
Gerald's Story of Resilience
Gerald was an angry and frustrated 16-year old who was in trouble. He was performing poorly in school and skipping frequently. He was fighting with his parents constantly, ignoring their requests and staying out late. After a fight with his parents, Gerald ran away from home and connected with The Bridge, Arbor Circle’s shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Our staff helped him work through the issues that were troubling him and repair the relationship with his family.Gerald’s mother said, “Having The Bridge was helpful as a place for my son to clear his head. The staff is so dedicated!” As a result, the parents’ response to Gerald’s behavior became more unified, their relationship became stronger and the family began spending more quality time... Read more »