Promoting Health and Wellness in the Creston & Belknap Neighborhoods​

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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 OR TEXT 988 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.

BE HAPPY

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

YOU BELONG

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

EAT WELL

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

STAY ACTIVE

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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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

GVSU MASTERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH

In this month’s Member Spotlight we shine a light on Grand Valley State University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Public Health professionals promote good health in the community and help prevent disease.
Public Health is everywhere you look, from keeping the environment safe with clean drinking water to advocating for the annual flu shot.
Dr. Ranelle Brew leads Grand Valley’s MPH program which has partnered with the North End Wellness Coalition (NEWC) for four years. Dr. Karen Niemchick coordinates the practicum placement of interns throughout the community. NEWC has enjoyed the support of 2 GVSU interns each year who share their knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm for health promotion. Interns work hard to meet the needs of a diverse population and promote social justice.
If you would like to learn more about Public Health or GV’s program, visit https://www.gvsu.edu/grad/mph/.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

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