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Lakeshore Resources

We support, because we care.

Because your success is important to us, we are here to help you access GRCC and community resources so you can focus on your education, such as: Food, Utility Costs, Housing Costs, Housing Resources, Transportation (i.e bus passes, gas, etc), Auto Repairs, Healthcare/Medical Needs, Tuition and Fees, Textbooks and School Supplies, Internet Access, SNAP benefits (food assistance), Childcare, etc. 

Please fill out the GET HELP contact form and a staff member will be in contact with you.

GET HELP contact and Emergency Funding intake form

Community Resources
There are several resources for students who live near the Lakeshore Campus. This page will help you locate those resources quickly.

United Way – 211

United Way – 211 connects people to more than 2,900 services in Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Osceola and Oceana Counties including food, shelter, utility assistance, disaster recovery, childcare, transportation, and more. 

Community Action House

Community Action House is a non-profit located in Holland whose goal is to end poverty and help families prosper in the Holland community. Through their different programs such as the walk-in food pantry, Community Kitchen and Community Garden, Community Action House offers food and resources to those in need. There is also walk-in Stabilization Services which can provide instant resources, food, personal hygiene items, and referral services. Information about hours and locations can be located on their website.

Gateway Mission

The Gateway Mission Emergency Shelter Program provides food, clothing, and on-site childcare among other resources for those experiencing homelessness. 
The Women & Children’s Center is located at 356 Fairbanks Avenue Holland, MI 49423 and can be reached at (616) 928-3469.
The Men's Center is located at 166 South River Avenue, Holland, MI, 40423 and can be reached at (616) 928-3413.

His Harvest Stand (Zeeland)

His Harvest Stand (Zeeland) offers food, clothing, and resource connections for the Zeeland community. Additional satellite pantries in Zeeland and Holland are available.

Holland Rescue Mission (Family Hope Ministry Center)

The Holland Rescue Mission (Family Hope Ministry Center) is a Christian Community resource that provides shelter and food for women and children. They have food service daily to those in need. On top of providing food and shelter, The Family Hope Ministry Center can provide clothing, personal case management, financial accountability, employment assistance, parenting classes, children's programs, and religious offerings. The emergency shelter phone number is: (616) 928-3469.

Inclusive Ottawa County

Inclusive Ottawa County offers many community services to support diversity and equity within the community. Services include: Annual community events, clothing closets (kids-adult clothing), a food and hygiene pantry, Monday morning playdates for kids, and more!

Muskegon Rescue Mission

Muskegon Rescue Mission'sCommunity Center is located on 1747 Seventh Street, STE B (Park Street Entrance) Muskegon, MI 49441. Services include a food and clothing pantry, childcare services, nutritional cooking classes, financial literacy support, and more. A free community lunch is provided daily during business hours.

Ottawa Find Food

Ottawa Food is an Ottawa County program that has a calendar of open food pantries and events with free food. Click Find Food, or explore their Real Food Can campaign to promote awareness around food security, or Local Resources for additional connections to assistance, donations, even recipes and ways to reduce waste!

Resilience Of Ottawa and Allegan counties

Resilience Of Ottawa and Allegan counties to respond to, reduce, and prevent domestic and sexual violence.

24-Hour Help Line: 1-800-848-5991
Español: 1-866-728-2131
Safe Email:

Salvation Army Holland Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Holland Food Pantry is available to those in Southern Ottawa County & most of Allegan County who are in need of some supplemental pantry items. They can provide specialized food items for those with distinctive dietary needs due to existing medical conditions. These include, but are not limited to: diabetes, heart disease, need for gluten-free foods, etc. Individuals in food crisis should make an appointment by calling the office.

Call:  (616) 392-4461

Find additional resources

Please consider some of the other options available to you on the GetHelp webpage as well as various options near you. The Find Help site can help you find resources and other free or reduced cost programs depending on your need, and United Way – 211 is another option that connects people to more than 2,900 services.