Resources

Quick Links to General Resources

Comprehensive Family Resource Guide - Everything you need!
www.familyresourceguide.info

Heart of West Michigan United Way 2-1-1
1.800.887.1107

Grand Rapids Transit System
www.ridetherapid.org

Advance Care Planning

Documents
English Overview and Instructions: Download
Spanish Overview and Instructions: Download
English Advance Directive: Download
Spanish Advance Directive: Download
English Treatment Preferences: Download
Spanish Treatment Preferences: Download

Organizations
Aging with Dignity
Five Wishes
3050 Highland Oaks Terrace, Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850.681.2010 Toll free: 888.594.7437
Email: fivewishes@agingwithdignity.org
www.agingwithdignity.org/five-wishes.php
Five Wishes helps you decide who you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them, the kind of medical treatment you want or don't want, how comfortable you want to be, how you want people to treat you, and what you want your loved ones to know.

Death Over Dinner
www.deathoverdinner.org

Greater Grand Rapids End of Life Coalition
616.490.6933
www.grendoflife.org
The mission of the Greater Grand Rapids End of Life Coalition is to increase awareness and improve end of life care.

Henry Ford Advance Care Planning
2799 W. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI 48202
313.916.2600
www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=59664
Henry Ford provides information and tools to assist with planning and writing down your future medical choices.

Making Choices Michigan
620 Century Ave SW, Suite 210
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.421.4840
Email: info@makingchoicesmichigan.org
www.makingchoicesmichigan.org
Making Choices Michigan helps you choose and write down your wishes to share with your loved ones and doctors

Respecting Choices Advance Care Planning
Gunderson Health System
1900 South Ave
La Crosse, WI 54601
608.775.4747 or 800.362.9567 extension 54747
Email: respectingchoices@gundersenhealth.org
www.gundersenhealth.org/respecting-choices
Respecting Choices provides information and help with planning future medical decisions.

Spectrum Health MyLife Care Planning Team
616.774.7615
Email: advancecareplanning@spectrumhealth.org
The Spectrum Health MyLife Team helps you make decisions about your future health care.

The Conversation Project
www.theconversationproject.org
www.facebook.com/TheConversationProject
www.twitter.com/.convoproject
www.youtube.com
The Conversation Project helps people share their wishes with loved ones with a free starter kit.

Books and Articles
• “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande
• “Decide While you Can: How to Make your Own Medical Decisions before Someone Makes Them for You” by Colleen Tallen
• “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life” Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
• “Living Well with Breast Cancer by choosing wisely: A Conversation with Amy Berman” by Harold Pollack

Videos
Fox 17: Have You Had the Talk?
www.fox17online.com/tag/have-you-had-the-talk/

Honoring Choices Minnesota: Faith, Culture, and Identify Perspective
www.honoringchoices.org

Department of Human Services

Medicaid (FIA)
616.248.1000
121 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49502
NOTE: Pregnant women are automatically eligible for Medicaid.
*Call to confirm what information you will need to bring with you.
*Call 247-6026 to have application forms mailed to you. This process takes 2-4 weeks.

Healthy Kids/MI Child
1.888.988.6300
Healthcare coverage for children through the age 18.

Food Assistance/Food Stamps Hotline
1.800.481.4989

Department of Human Services (Sparta)
616.887.5700
536 S State St Sparta, MI 49435

Food Pantries & Meals

Guiding Light Mission
616.451.0236
225 S Division

God’s Kitchen
616.454.4110
303 S Division

Mel Trotter Mission
616.454.8249
225 Commerce SW

Westminster Food Pantry
616.456.6115
47 Jefferson

Degage’s Food Pantry
616.454.1661
144 S Division

Otherway Ministry’s Food Pantry
616.454.4011
710 W. Fulton

SECOM Food Pantry
616.452.7684
1545 Buchanan Ave SW

UCOM
616.241.4006
1311 Chicago Dr SW

Housing

Housing & Urban Development
616.456.2100
50 Louis

Community Rebuilders
616.458.5102
1019 Wealthy SE

Grand Rapids Housing Rehabilitation
616.456.3030
300 Monroe NW #440

Home Repair Services
616.241.2601
1100 S Division

Verne Barry Place
616.459.5076
60 S Division

Prescription Assistance

Michigandrugprices.com
This website compares drug prices between pharmacies and also has direct links to several
prescription assistance programs.
www.Michigandrugprices.com

Prescription Assistance Programs
www.needymeds.org

PPA Partnership for Prescription Assistance
1-888.477.2669
www.pparx.org

MiRx Michigan’s Prescription Drug Discount Card
1.866.755.6479
www.mirx.com

Together Rx Access
www.Togetherrxaccess.com

Rx Assist
www.rxassist.org

Kent Health Plan Medication Assistance Program (MAP)
616.726.8204
This program is for Kent County adults 19 to 64 and covers 435 medications.
Cost is $5 per generic prescription and $10 for brand-name prescriptions.
Annual income limits: $20,800 for singles and $28,000 for couples.

Rx Outreach (RxO)
1.800.769.3880
Provides over 50 FDA approved generic drugs.
Annual income limits: $31,000 for singles and $42,000 for couples

Stop Smoking

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Americans living in multiunit housing, such as apartments and condominiums, are more likely to use tobacco
products and less likely to have smoke-free home rules than people living in single-family housing, according to
a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Read more >

Tobacco Free Partners
616.975.0123
Local classes and support groups at different locations. Register by phone or online at www.tobaccofreepartners.org

Michigan Quit Line
1.800.784.8669
Break Away From the Pack booklets and phone counseling
www.cancer.org

American Lung Association
1.800.586.4872
Provides support for tobacco cessation and free “Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users” guide
www.Surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco

Transportation

Red Cross
616.454.7433
Call at least one week ahead

Senior Neighbors
616.459.6019
Ride Link ($2 donation each way)

GoBus
616.456.6141
$3 one way – 24hr call ahead notice

Veterans Benefits