Promoting Health and Wellness in the Creston & Belknap Neighborhoods​


If you or anyone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis call (616) 336-3909 at any time for Network180 crisis services.

For help in person go to 790 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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.

Starting July 16, 2022 the NEW National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 988.


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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How lucky can one organization get!? First, we benefited from the excellent work of GVSU intern, Bria (nee Spraggins) Benson. And then after graduation, Bria opted to continue her membership with NEWC as a volunteer. Bria then brought her employer, Blue Cross Complete, to the table to explore how we could partner. The result is that Blue Cross Complete has access to NEWC’s many healthy resources and in turn, considers many of our activities for sponsorship. This gives them a presence in the Creston neighborhood and enables NEWC to accomplish some major facets of its work. We are most grateful!

Blue Cross Complete is a health maintenance organization contracted with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They coordinate health care services for Medicaid beneficiaries. Specifically they help people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. They have a special concern for those with limited income. Blue Cross Complete providers offer preventive and wellness care (for example, an annual physical exam); and they encourage and support their clients in using medical services for preventive, whole-person care.

Because the work of NEWC focuses on using local resources to stay healthy, we are tightly aligned with the vision of Blue Cross Complete. Watch for their sponsorship of future issues of Creston Healthy.


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