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How Dégagé Ministries is providing help during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 09:33:24-04

Even as financial constraints mount, Dégagé Ministries continues to adapt to care for the most vulnerable homeless and marginalized in Grand Rapids.

Dégagé Ministries modified their services to protect these people in need, providing the following since the stay-at-home order was put in place:

  • Nearly 300 free daily to-go meals, not normally provided at no charge. This is two to three times the normal amount of meals served.
  • Hygiene services, including showers and laundry, three days each week.
  • Private hotel rooms for women staying in the Open Door Women’s Center.
  • Increased staff hours to meet needs normally supported by volunteers.
  • Increased daily cleaning, new hand washing stations, temperature and health assessments and face masks.

To learn more about their services and how you can help, visit