Sometimes, you just need a little help. There are lots of different community resources listed below: some are offered by us here at Cornerstone Church, others are provided by community faith-based organizations and other non-profits, as well as government agencies.
For help navigating Cornerstone Church resources, or to ask for prayer, please email Rhoni Kaastra.
Immediate Help in a Crisis
For an emergency or life-threatening crisis, call 911.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.TALK (8255)
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
- Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
- Online: Go Here for helpline, text, and email options.
- Local Domestic Violence Assistance (Faith-Based): 452.6664. For more information and help, go to Safe Haven Ministries.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 799.SAFE (7233)
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
Employment & Financial Resources
West Michigan Works! is part of the statewide Michigan Works! system, serving the employers and job seekers of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon and Ottawa counties.
Mental Health, Support Group Substance Abuse Resources
Go here whether you’re seeking therapy or counseling for yourself or someone else. Cornerstone will help connect you with the right resources.
- Call PEER.753 or (888.733.7753), 10am – 2am Daily, 7 days a week.
- Online: Visit NAMI of Kent County's website.
Cornerstone Care Groups are peer-support communities that offer emotional and practical help.
- Grace Alliance cultivates healthy solutions for hearts and minds through simple, innovative biblical truths, scientific research and practical tools, for adults and teens.
- Headspace (free to Michiganders) offers evidence-based guided meditations, mindful workouts, sleep assistance, and content for kids.
If you, or a family member, needs help with a mental or substance use disorder, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1.800.662.HELP (4357) or TTY: 1.800.487.4889, or use SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help. You can also use these direct links:
Resources for Parents & Educators
Wedgwood is one of Michigan's most highly regarded experts for helping hurting children, youth and families and is dedicated to boldly taking on the toughest problems facing them today, including: Substance Abuse, Developmental Delays, Learning Difficulties, School Expulsions, Sex Trafficking, Abuse & Neglect, Sexual Abuse & Sexual Behavior Issues, and more.
Michigan Cares has free digital lessons on social, emotional, and mental well-being skills.
Resources for the Aging
Resources for Physicians Dealing with COVID Stress
- Go Here. For physicians facing the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, these skill-building and supportive groups are co-led by seasoned psychiatrists and experienced psychotherapists. Groups will utilize psychological first aid, stress the first aid approach, and provide a blend of facilitated peer support and effective stress reduction/management skills.
Questions? Not Sure Where to Start?
You may not know where to start, so it can be helpful to talk to someone confidentially about the situation you are facing. Please, contact the church office or Rhoni Kaastra for assistance.