Comprehensive Family Resource Guide - Everything you need!
Heart of West Michigan United Way 2-1-1
Grand Rapids Transit System
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
Aging with Dignity
3050 Highland Oaks Terrace, Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850.681.2010 Toll free: 888.594.7437
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
Greater Grand Rapids End of Life Coalition
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
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
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
Respecting Choices provides information and help with planning future medical decisions.
Spectrum Health MyLife Care Planning Team
The Spectrum Health MyLife Team helps you make decisions about your future health care.
The Conversation Project
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
Fox 17: Have You Had the Talk?
Honoring Choices Minnesota: Faith, Culture, and Identify Perspective
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
Healthcare coverage for children through the age 18.
Food Assistance/Food Stamps Hotline
Department of Human Services (Sparta)
536 S State St Sparta, MI 49435
Guiding Light Mission
225 S Division
303 S Division
Mel Trotter Mission
225 Commerce SW
Westminster Food Pantry
Degage’s Food Pantry
144 S Division
Otherway Ministry’s Food Pantry
710 W. Fulton
SECOM Food Pantry
1545 Buchanan Ave SW
1311 Chicago Dr SW
Housing & Urban Development
1019 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids Housing Rehabilitation
300 Monroe NW #440
Home Repair Services
1100 S Division
Verne Barry Place
60 S Division
This website compares drug prices between pharmacies and also has direct links to several
prescription assistance programs.
Prescription Assistance Programs
PPA Partnership for Prescription Assistance
MiRx Michigan’s Prescription Drug Discount Card
Together Rx Access
Kent Health Plan Medication Assistance Program (MAP)
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)
Provides over 50 FDA approved generic drugs.
Annual income limits: $31,000 for singles and $42,000 for couples
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
Local classes and support groups at different locations. Register by phone or online at www.tobaccofreepartners.org
Michigan Quit Line
Break Away From the Pack booklets and phone counseling
American Lung Association
Provides support for tobacco cessation and free “Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users” guide
Call at least one week ahead
Ride Link ($2 donation each way)
$3 one way – 24hr call ahead notice