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Thursday, March 3, 2016
More than 70 percent of Arbor Circle clients served in 2015 report having experienced childhood trauma. Arbor Circle has joined the movement to prevent and address trauma by embracing a Trauma Informed approach to care.  Research consistently demonstrates the more trauma a child experiences, the worse their overall health outcomes become. Examples of such traumas include: sexual,...
Friday, February 19, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) awarded a two-year, $750,000 grant to the Kent School Services Network.In existence for more than 10 years, the nonprofit provides integrated in-school services for students in eight districts and 30 schools. At the schools, students and families can access health, dental, mental health and other human services.The state's...
Friday, December 18, 2015
If national numbers hold up in West Michigan, as many as 40 percent of the homeless teens on a given night identify as LGBT.Which could mean up to 80 young people in Grand Rapids alone.The Grand Rapids Community Foundation gave Arbor Circle and the Gay and Lesbian Network of Grand Rapids $20,000 to study and support this somewhat hidden population. Julie Cnossen from Arbor Circle explained the...