homelessness, housing reintegration, dialogue, community engagement, Grand Rapids, Grand Valley State University
This community dialogue was designed to identify a wide-range of solutions, consider tradeoffs, prioritize options, and begin implementation efforts. We wanted to discover any possible areas of need for individuals experiencing homelessness that are not currently being addressed by the programs available. In order to accomplish this, we held a community dialogue at Dégagé and elicited responses from patrons, volunteers, and staff.
The results will be shared with Dégagé Ministries, Seeds of Promise, other local nonprofit leaders/experts, and this report will also be openly publishedso anyone interested can access the lessons learned.
Cleypool, Chad; Davis, Dallas; Kavieff, Mara; Ortiz, Chelsea; Pataro, Cassie; Thompson, Ian; and Vincent, Morgan, "Dialogues that Dig Deeper: Surfacing the Multiple Faces of Homelessness in Grand Rapids, MI (Report Three)" (2016). Undergraduate Research. 12.