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Love Your Neighbor is a family support center that offers a practical path of hope for under-resourced families in Hudsonville, Jenison, and Grandville, Michigan.
Life Skills Program
The Life Skills Program is a community where individuals learn practical life management skills, discover their God-given gifts and abilities, and connect with a supportive community, through financial education and peer support.
Participants in the Life Skills Program earn ongoing resources, such as weekly groceries (including meat and dairy), gas, oil changes, diapers and wipes, furniture and home goods, a housing subsidy, a peer support, professional counseling, haircuts, and more.
What will I learn?
A variety of classes and opportunities are available on topics such as:
- Financial Literacy/Budgeting
- Healthy Relationships
- Healthy Eating on a Budget
- Stress Management
- Working toward specific goals through a mentor relationship
- And more
What about my kids?
We designed the Life Skills Program with families in mind. We offer free childcare during Life Skills by trained volunteers, both day and evening class times to accommodate varying work schedules, and caring teams to serve both you and your children. The whole program was created to be a supportive community for your entire family.
“I am very grateful and appreciative for all of the support and help that Love has given my child and me over the past year. I was not someone that liked to open up to others and mostly kept to myself and found it very hard to ask for help for anything. Love made me realize that I don’t need to carry the burdens all alone and there was no shame in asking for help. Everyone was very caring and supportive of me during my journey through all the classes and someone always available to talk to when I needed it for any reason.
They have helped restore my faith in God and ensured that I had the proper tools for taking control of my finances and knowledge of how to budget and about healthy and unhealthy relationships among other teachings. They also helped us with clothing and food and financially when we needed it most as well as a placement with a mentor to help guide me on my way to taking back control over my life and faith in God.”
Receiving Help Around the Clock
In October of 2022 Love Your Neighbor opened the Emergency Food Pantry in partnership with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, the Hudsonville-Jenison Community Foundation, Hoonhorst Concrete, River City Flooring, Huizens Locksmith, and Miedema Metal Building...
The Power of Community
***The name in this story has been changed for privacy reasons, but the transformation from Christ is real. A year and a half ago, Rachel moved back to Michigan after being in South Carolina for many years. She ran away from an abusive marriage to start...
Rose’s Story of Hope
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAY5Jrtv8Zs&feature=emb_logo Dear friend of Love, As we end a long winter and begin to see trees budding and flowers starting to boom, I am reminded that God’s promise of new life means not only will our yards and forests see...
Robin’s Story of Transformation
Robin joined the Life Skills Program eight years ago as a teacher. “I learned to love the participants that came through the classes and I thought maybe I should be a peer support and so I decided to give that a try,” said Robin. It wasn’t until Robin dove into...