We are so grateful for everyone who came out to the Good Sam REVEAL dinner at Baker Lofts! It was a thought-provoking and inspiring evening. We heard from Dr. Temple Smith who challenged our notions about the poor and homeless population. We also heard the powerful story of Amber, a graduate of

Jen was stuck. She had lost her job, and with two young children at home, she was struggling to get out of the cycle of poverty. Jen joined Circles in February of 2015 in hopes of improving her financial situation. It was also during this time that Circle Leaders and

The lack of affordable housing in Ottawa County is creating challenges for our Affordable Housing Team. We have funding to support families seeking housing, and we have a waiting list of families who are eligible for assistance, but few affordable homes in which to place them. We are able to

The lack of affordable housing in Ottawa County is creating challenges for our Affordable Housing Team. We have funding to support families seeking housing, and we have a waiting list of families who are eligible for assistance, but few affordable homes in which to place them. We are able to

Thank you to everyone that came out for the 3rd Annual Good Sam’s Wild Run! Over 100 runners and their families came out for a beautiful day on the Macatawa Greenway at Ridge Point Community Church. Proceeds from the event support youth programming at Good Samaritan Ministries that work to

There are many components to the Circles program that support and encourage Circle Leaders as they work toward their financial goals. One of these components is the Individual Development Account (IDA). Through a generous donation from Fifth Third Bank, IDA contributions are matched 2:1. Over the 18 month program, Leaders

West Michigan Faith Community Conference to End Abuse is an event hosted by Faith Communities of Western Michigan with the purpose of raising awareness, providing education, and sharing resources to equip our community to provide the help so desperately needed by those who suffer in silence. May 2, 2017, 8:15am-4:45pm

On December 19, we celebrated with the Third Cohort of Circle Leaders as they completed the 22 month program. With their children and Allies, we heard about the great progress made during their time in Circles. Graduate CJ shared, “I was please to discover Circles was unlike any other program