Below are community-based resources and programs available for neighbors.
For immediate medical, criminal, fire, hazard or safety assistance, call 911. For non-emergency police assistance, contact Grand Rapids Police Department’s team captain Terry Dixon at 616-456-4489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY RESOURCES:
Request copies of accident or incident reports, background checks, residential alarm permits. Report identity theft or any issue that is Non-Emergency and may require an officer to be dispatched. Phone number: 616-456-3400
Residential Safety Assessment Program
Homeowners can get a free home safety inspection, including installation of free carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors. Call 311 to get your home on the schedule. Landlords are responsible for installing smoke alarms. If you rent, check the back of your alarms. If they are more than 10 years old they should be replaced.
Report crimes or damage done to property that doesn’t require immediate officer assistance but may require a report for insurance claims. Phone number: 616-456-3403
Phone number: 616-456-3666
Silent Observer is a program that allows you to report criminal activity anonymously. Phone number: 616-774-2345
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Visit the Grand Rapids Housing Commission website for information about housing resources including emergency housing assistance, eviction and foreclosure prevention assistance, and more.
Home Repair Services
Home Repair Services offers resources and programs for homeowners to help them care for and repair their homes.
Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
If you are experiencing a housing emergency or you or someone you know is about to become homeless, call United Way’s 211 phone line to get connected with agencies in the community who can help.
AYA Youth Collective
AYA Youth Collective creates safe spaces for youth facing homelessness or another crisis to belong
Below are resources offered through the City of Grand Rapids.
The City of Grand Rapids 311 line is a convenient single point of contact for non-emergency government information about City of Grand Rapids services or programs, or to make a request for service. Call 311 to report Grand Rapids utilities issues and seek guidance on services and payment options.
Waste and Recycling Information
Visit the City of Grand Rapids Public Works Department website to find out information about refuse cart pick up and yard waste collection.
Below are services for older neighbors seeking support with housing, health care, food, transportation, and other needs.
Senior Neighbors is an organization that provides services for older adults, including case management, emergency needs assistance, food and meals, health screening, legal assistance, recreational opportunities, transportation and volunteer opportunities.
678 Front Ave. NW, Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Meals on Wheels of Western Michigan
This program provides a variety of nutrition services for seniors, including home-delivered meals, senior food pantries and congregate meal sites. Meals on Wheels operates on-site Dining Centers at three GRHC senior apartment communities.
2900 Wilson Ave. SW, Suite 500
Grandville, MI 49418
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
The Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan offers a variety of resources to help older adults live independently.
3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525