Love INC opens doors to shelter

Becky Garza said she was impressed with what will soon be a home for homeless women and children in Grand Haven. Garza, a human services student at Baker College, was one of the first to tour the Love INC Tri-Cities Ministry Center's first phase. "I've always said ... I wish we had something like this for the people in our community,' the Grand Haven woman said. Tours were given Monday and will continue the next two Mondays, May 16 and 23, from noon to 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Mark Brooky
May 10, 2011


Kathy McGraw is the director of the women’s shelter at the Ministry Center, which will be opening this summer in the former Hospice of North Ottawa Community facility, 1515 S. Despelder St.

The larger building next door — the former North Ottawa Care Center, 1500 S. Despelder St. — is expected to open a year later in three phases, McGraw said. The first phase will be a men’s shelter.

Love INC will be holding a fundraising dinner to benefit the Ministry Center on Thursday, May 26, at Second Christian Reformed Church, 2021 Sheldon Road. For reservations, call 846-2701 or e-mail

To read more of this story, see today’s print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



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