As the lead poisoning of children in Grand Rapids’ neighborhoods continues increase, and gain attention, one local business took the message to their customers - and raised $6,000 in doing so.
The mission of the Healthy Homes Coalition is to improve children's health and wellbeing by eliminating harmful housing conditions.
All children will grow up in healthy homes free of environmental hazards, accomplished through policy and advocacy, outreach and education, direct services, and continuous collaboration.
Values and Operating Principles
Environmental Justice - We will promote environmental justice and health equity in all of our actions.
Empowering Families - We will use a family-centered approach to promote housing environments where children thrive and achieve their highest potential.
Respect - We will provide services to all people in a culturally sensitive manner that respects dignity.
Integrity - We will be honest and above reproach in all our personal and professional relationships.
Did You Know...
In the U.S., asthma results in 1.8 million emergency room visits, 497,000 hospitalizations, and 4,000 deaths each year.
The 49507 zip code experienced a 40 percent increase in number of lead-poisoned children from 2014 through 2016. The zip code has most lead-poisoned kids in the state of Michigan.
Parents, representatives met on Oct. 30 in Grand Rapids to tackle the lead-paint problem that’s poisoned more children than Flint’s water crisis.
Healthy Homes is excited to welcome our new Administrative Assistant MJ Truini.