Promoting Health and Wellness in the Creston & Belknap Neighborhoods​


988 is the new suicide and crisis lifeline! The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professions in the United States. If you’re thinking about suicide or are worried about a loved one call 988 or text 741741 today.

For support where you are (adult, youth, or family) call (616) 333-1000. The Mobile Crisis Response Team will meet you where you are.
(M-F) 9:00a – midnight, (Sat/Sun)11: 00a – 9:00p , and (Holidays) 10:00a-6:00p.

Do you need medical attention or a new doctor? Call Catherine’s Health Center regardless of insurance. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information here

Health Net supports clients’ basic needs such as housing, employment, food access, transportation, utility payment, early childhood and pregnancy services, and others. Click Here or call 616-726-8204.


Mental health is critical to our overall well-being and can affect our thinking, mood, and behavior.


All members of the Creston community are valued as individuals as well as important to the community.


A balanced diet promotes energy, weight loss, and a longer, fulfilling life. Enjoy monthly articles about eating and living healthy from health expert sources.


Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. So we’ve provided the following tools to help you and your family make small changes that can add up to big health benefits!


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Meet NEWC’s newest member, AARP, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age. AARP prides itself in making things better for society through advocacy, service, and information. AARP plays an active role in Grand Rapids and other local communities to make them more livable for people of all ages. AARP staff and volunteers can be found advocating for older adults, educating on topics relevant to the 50+, and providing fun and fulfillment through outreach opportunities. AARP works on issues like fraud prevention, age discrimination, senior poverty, caregiving, veterans, and financial security.

AARP State co-director Jennifer Fuerenstein (right) celebrates the publication of her new book, “Not Your Shoe Size”, which explores the many ways we can choose to embrace ageing after age 50. She is joined by Jane Royer, Age Friendly Community Collaborator, from the City of Grand Rapids.


We are a group of individuals, churches, non-profits, and community organizations who meet regularly to promote health and wellness within the Creston and Belknap neighborhoods. We share resources, learn together, and work to make the North End the healthiest it can be. LEARN MORE