Skip to content

Community Partners

community resources
As a reflection of our commitment to our neighborhood and our city, Madison supports many local organizations. These organizations complement our Mission and Vision and have similar ideals to those of our Vision and Beliefs. You are welcome to use these services and be assured that you are supported by this community of faith.

All County Churches Emergency Support System
ACCESS is a network of community churches and individuals providing food pantries, casework services, holiday food baskets, and poverty simulation training.
355 Sheldon SE
Grand Rapids MI 49503
Fax 616.988.8714

Baxter Community CenterBaxter Community Center
An “island of hope” in the Baxter neighborhood, the community center offers a Family Assistance Program, budget counseling, WIC, daycare, health clinic, counseling, mentoring, recreational activities, volunteer program, and Head Start.
935 Baxter St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Bethany Christian ServicesBethany Christian Services
Bethany is the nation’s largest adoption and family services agency, offering a wide range of services such as adoption, foster care, refugee assistance, counseling, adoption preparation, support groups, infertility ministry, and a crisis pregnancy hotline.
901 Eastern Ave NE
PO Box 294
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

Tall Turf MinistriesTall_Turf_Ministries (1)
Tall Turf Ministries is a non-denominational Christian camp committed to a ministry of reconciliation among a diverse group of young people, equipping them for lives of service in God’s world.
816 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Christian Learning Center
CLC Network promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities. They partner with schools, churches, and families to help them understand the God-given gifts and areas of need of each individual.
4340 Burlingame Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

World Renewworld renew
World Renew, formerly the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), is a relief, development, and educational ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. World Renew partners with local agencies that understand local needs, finding ways to provide lasting change for people in more than 30 countries around the world.
2850 Kalamazoo Avenue, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49560

Classis Grand Rapids Eastclassis
Madison Square Church is a member of Classis Grand Rapids East — a group of 15 Christian Reformed congregations in southeast Grand Rapids. Delegates of these congregations meet three times each year — in January, May and September — for mutual encouragement.

corrCongregations for Racial Reconciliation
CORR is composed of the anti-racism teams of Madison Square Church, Coit Community Church and Church of the Servant since 2006. CORR’s vision is to empower and equip churches and other Christian organizations in West Michigan to organize and disciple their members and constituents to become agents of institutional and individual transformation that leads to authentic, God-centered racial reconciliation.

Reflecting the love of Christ to all who come, Degage builds relationships and offers programs such as food, hygiene, and referral services that foster dignity and respect.
144 South Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Dynamic Youth
Cadets, Gems, and Youth Unlimited for boys, girls and teens are all a part of this umbrella organization.
1333 Alger St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Forgotten Man MinistriesForgotten Man Ministries
The Forgotten Man Ministries is a non-denominational organization with a mission to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to inmates housed in the county jails of Michigan. They are presently serving in 32 jails, offering Bibles, weekly worship services, group Bible studies, personal biblical counseling, correspondence Bible courses, Bookcart & Literature ministries, drug and alcohol related programs, video ministries, and special seasonal programs.
3940 Fruit Ridge N.W.
Grand Rapids, Mi 49544

Friendship Ministriesfriendship_ministries
Through tutoring and mentoring, this interdenominational organization has a mission to share God’s love with people who have learning impairments and to enable them to become an active part of God’s family.
2850 Kalamazoo St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
toll-free 888.866.8966

Gideon Biblesgideons
Gideons International serves as an extended missionary arm of the church. Their sole purpose is to win men, women, boys and girls to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ through association for service, personal testimony, and distributing the Bible in populated areas and streams of everyday life.
Gideons International
PO Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214

Guiding Light Missionguiding light mission
Guiding Light Mission encourages the homeless and disadvantaged of Grand Rapids to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, become free of life-controlling substances, and seek long-term employment and housing. This is accomplished through spiritual, educational, and vocational services in a supportive and structured Christian environment.
255 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Habitat for Humanityhabitat for humanity
This Christian housing ministry of volunteers builds decent homes in partnership with families in need.
539 New Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Health Intervention ServicesHealth Intervention Services
HIS provides medical and general eye care for the uninsured and underinsured.
15 Andre St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Home Repair Serviceshome repair services
Home Repair Services is a private non-profit organization working to equip lower income neighbors for successful homeownership. They offer low-cost repairs, access ramps, financial counseling, tool lending, and home maintenance classes.
(Si! Se habla español.)
1100 South Division Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

iccfInner City Christian Federation
ICCF provides shelter, rental, and home ownership opportunities to low and moderate-income families, as well as education and support services.
920 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

In The Imagein the image
Free clothing, furniture, and household items are available by referral to families in need.
Burton Heights
1823 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
111 S. Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Jefferson Elementary School
Madison volunteers assist teachers at this inner-city school in a variety of ways, such as providing tutoring to help improve reading and math skills.
1356 Jefferson St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Jubilee Jobs
Workforce Intervention for Successful Employment (W.I.S.E.) is a Baxter Community Center program assisting women and men in poverty, or with histories of substance abuse or incarceration. Components of this holistic approach include job readiness training, stress management, peer group support, and counseling.
Baxter Community Center
935 Baxter St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Kuyper CollegeKuyper College
Several multicultural scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are given annually as part of Kuyper College’s efforts to create a more diverse student body and a campus community that celebrates cultural diversity. Multi-ethnic scholarships to this Christian college are offered to selected first-year students.
3333 East Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Mel Trotter Ministriesmel trotter ministries
Mel Trotter is a licensed long-term substance abuse treatment center for men, women, and children that provides outreach ministry to the poor and homeless of Grand Rapids. Services include support groups, education, worship, emergency food, clothing, and furniture.
225 Commerce Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Partners for a Racism Free Communityprfc-logo-circ
We are committed to eliminating racism.  We strive to foster inclusiveness and a workplace environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued. We offer consulting, training, and facilitation in areas such as; Intercultural Developmental Inventory, Building an Inclusive Workplace, Using Outcomes for Accountability
250 Commerce SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Pregnancy Resource CenterPregnancy Resource Center
Pregnancy Resource Center offers confidential services including free, walk-in pregnancy tests (results while you wait), abortion counseling and alternatives, inexpensive sexually transmitted infection testing, treatment and counseling, as well as medical and social services referrals.
415 Cherry St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone Line: 616.456.6873
Text Line: 616.284.1545

Potter’s House Christian Schoolthe potters house
This inner-city, Christian school offers a
Christ-centered education to children from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds in a multi-cultural, urban setting.
810 Van Raalte Dr. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49509

Restorers Inc.restorers
Restorers is a collaboration of Madison/Hall area churches including Madison Square Church to promote sustainable change in families and the neighborhood. Available courses include financial freedom, home ownership, and parenting. Tutoring, job assistance, and counseling are also available.
1413 Madison SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Safe Haven Ministriessafe haven
Safe Haven Ministries provides services to abused women and their children including support groups, individual counseling, case management/legal advocacy, the “I Feel Better Now” children’s workshop series, and continued support for former residents of Ramoth House.
3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE
Suite 335
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Southeast Community Association
1408 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Volunteers in ServiceVolunteers in service
VIS connects hurting families to caring churches who provide a variety of supports such as mother’s helper services, minor home repair, and mentoring.
2303 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Wedgwood Youth and Family Serviceswedgwood christian services
Children ages 10 – 17 are served by many available treatment programs for substance abuse, outpatient counseling, employment training, and supervised independent living. Wedgwood also offers an adjudicated sex offenders program and respite care.
3300 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • 4 Rs diamond image
  • News & Notes – Categories