• Demographic Impact

    75% of our clients make less than $15,000 per year.

    Demographic Impact
  • Volunteer Impact

    6,474 volunteers gave a total of 76,540 hours in 2014!

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    Volunteer Impact
  • #GivingTuesday

    How will YOU give back?

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  • We Keep Families Together

    We support the most essential influence on our children

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    We Keep Families Together
    • 411 children

      found safety through foster care

    • 7,824 families

      nourished through our food pantries

    • 8,782 sessions

      counseled adults, children and families

    • 130 children

      found forever homes through adoption

We Provide Help and We Create Hope


We accomplish our work through comprehensive, results-oriented programs and services. The programs and services of Catholic Charities West Michigan have four distinct areas of emphasis: Community Outreach, Behavioral Health, Foster Care & Adoption, and Family Support.

November 11, 2013

We depend on the generosity of our community to help keep the shelves of the pantry stocked. Last year alone over 2,794 babies and toddlers recieved food and clothing through our baby pantry program.

Items Needed

  • Baby food, cereals, formula and snacks
  • New Cribs & Mattresses (by law we can only accept new) 
  • Bedding & Blankets
  • High Chairs & Playpens
  • Baby Swings & Strollers
  • Diapers & Baby Wipes
  • New & Gently Used Clothing (up to Size 5)
  • Shoes
  • Baby Monitors
  • Safety Gates & Outlet Covers
  • New Car Seats (by law we can only accept new) 
  • Children's Books & Toys (we cannot accept stuffed animals.) 
  • Baby Wash, Powder, Baby Oil & Lotion
  • Sippy Cups 


Grand Rapids Baby Pantry

303 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids 

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Muskegon Baby Pantry

1095 Third St, Muskegon

Hour of Operation:

Tuesday - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Thursday - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm


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God's Kitchen Meal Programs
November 05, 2013

Over 156,000 people were fed through God's Kitchen meal programs. God’s Kitchen works with churches and other organizations to bring weekly meals to suburban locations for local community members.

A daily noontime hot meal is served at God's Kitchen in the Heartside Neighborhood of Grand Rapids. Nourishment and meal-time respite are available to anyone who visits the dining room on a walk-in basis with no questions or qualifiers. 

God’s Kitchen Along the Lakeshore located at the Sacred Heart Parish in Muskegon Heights serves evening meals Monday through Thursday. The meals are provided for individuals and families in a comfortable setting. 

Noon-time meals are delivered to homes of the disabled under the age of 60 in the Grand Rapids area by volunteers. 

God's Kitchen Grand Rapids
303 Division Ave. S

God's Kitchen Along the Lakeshore - Muskegon Heights 
150 East Summit St

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Our Impact
September 24, 2014

Dear Friends,

At Catholic Charities West Michigan we counsel those who struggle, feed the hungry and build strong families. Most importantly we inspire individuals and families to overcome obstacles and make a difference in their lives. Please take a few moments to review the impact of our work. Thank you to our generous community that has allowed us to provide help and create hope.


Terry Walsh
President and CEO 


View Catholic Charities West Michigan's 2014 Impact Report


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