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The SOURCE Is on the Move

Updated: Feb 29

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 19, 2022 —The SOURCE opened the doors to their new location at 1505 44th Street, Wyoming, Michigan today. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Senator Winnie Brooks and other local leaders and SOURCE community members.

“This move is a monumental step forward for our organization,” said Alison Freas, Executive Director of The SOURCE. “We like to say that the purchase of this building is The SOURCE’s way of establishing permanent roots in West Michigan, nearly 20 years after we started! We are now centrally located, so we can better connect with our clients across West Michigan, and we’re just steps away from the RAPID’s bus line, which eliminates transportation barriers for those trying to reach us. To help raise funds, we conducted the first major fundraising campaign in The SOURCE’s history, and our supporters were so generous in helping us reach our goal of purchasing the property and outfitting it with everything we need to serve our clients. We are excited to welcome everyone to a space that truly represents who we are and what we stand for.”

The SOURCE was founded nearly 20 years ago by a consortium of southwest Grand Rapids employers who came together to better support their employees. The organization has since grown to serve more than 1,000 people annually.

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About The SOURCE

The SOURCE creates equitable access to opportunities for career growth and improved well-being by stabilizing households, strengthening employment retention, and advocating for changes in community policies to eliminate inequities and systemic barriers to employment. Since its founding in 2003, The SOURCE has grown to serve clients across West Michigan and today partners with many of the region’s most influential employers, philanthropic organizations, and community-based organizations to improve economic well-being for everyone, including many of the most historically underserved populations in West Michigan.


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