Guiding Light Mission for Men
255 South Division
Grand Rapids, MI - 49503
Guiding Light Mission offers safe and secure shelter for men who want to re-engage with society. We offer the following programs.
The Back to Work Program provides a short term stay for men who are employed or seeking full-time employment, allowing them time to save money while they look for permanent housing. Men in this program will sleep in our men’s dorm and may eat all meals here at the Mission. They have use of our computer lab for online job searching, e-mail, and resume preparation. Phones are available for local calls. Lastly, they work directly with a job coach for assistance in obtaining employment.
The New Life In Christ Program is for men who are struggling with an addiction, homelessness, loss of employment, family issues, or other struggles in their life and who desire to discover a new way of living.
We believe that the only way one can lead a successful life is by engaging in a relationship with God and conforming their way of living to His. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that "if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
With the help of our staff, many volunteers, mentors, and others we are able to journey alongside men in our program as they engage in this process. Each man in the New Life Program will have the opportunity to take part in Bible and Recovery based classes, attend weekly counseling with a licensed counselor, be mentored by a mature Christian man, attend various worship services, small group and support group meetings, participate in our work therapy program, and many other growth opportunities. We also serve a meal open to the community every day, with chapel prior to the meal.