Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Guiding Light

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • www.lifeonthestreet.org

Mission Statement

Guiding Light Mission exists to create a healing experience that allows individuals to discover a new life in Christ. We expect re-engagement in community. We provide food and shelter to all and resources to men that support their social, physical, spiritual and intellectual needs.

Main Programs

  1. S.T.A.R.T.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Kent County, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan

ruling year

1986

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mr. Stuart P. Ray

Keywords

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Rescue, Recovery Program, Re-engagement, Community

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Also Known As

GLM

EIN

38-2638465

 Number

5223836132

Physical Address

255 S. Division Ave.

Grand Rapids, 49503

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Addictive Disorders N.E.C. (F50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

S.T.A.R.T.

Guiding Light operates a 4 level program. Level 1 of the program offers daytime shelter, lunch and dinner, support groups, chapel services, referral services, and an emergency shelter for men only. Level 2-4 programs offer classes and training on: ? Freedom from Addiction ? Developing Social Skills ? Critical Thinking ? GED Education ? Budgeting Money ? Becoming Employable For graduates of Level 4 Guiding Light continues to assist and provide transitional housing for individuals as they seek independence.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

Male Adults

Budget

$1,284,975.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Kent County, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Funding Needs

Guiding Light Mission is funded entirely by private donation. As our economy takes a greater toll on the community, we are seeing an increased need for our services and resouces. Meeting these needs is made possible only through the individual and corporate donations that you provide.   Please consider making a donation to Guiding Light Mission. Make a secure online donation via Network for Good or PayPal, or mail your donation to Guiding Light Mission 255 S. Division Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503   Visit www.lifeonthestreet.org(http://www.lifeonthestreet.org) for more information.

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Financials

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GUIDING LIGHT MISSION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Guiding Light

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Stuart P. Ray

BIO

Stuart Ray has been a well-known, West Michigan community member for many years, active in a variety of business, education, and social-purpose ventures.

Stuart has served on numerous boards of directors, including The Christian School Association, Hope College, Mercy Hospital, and the Chamber of Commerce.

 

His community efforts and ability to inspire others have been acclaimed by various groups: Ernst & Young named him "Socially Conscientious Entrepreneur of the Year"; Partners in Public Education named him "Employer of the Year"; the Hugh Michael Behan Foundation recognized him for contributions to racial diversity and commitment to education excellence. He is also active in the Heartside Ministry.

 

Stuart and his wife, Anne, have three children and two grandchildren.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Our goal at Guiding Light Mission is to provide opportunities for those in who find themselves experiencing addiction or homelessness. We do this through our residential addiction recovery program, by equipping men who are experiencing homeless or find themselves without jobs, with resources to become re-engaged in our community. We are about empowerment vs. enabling."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Kevin Stotts

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Center for Community Leadership

Term: July 2010 - July 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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