Newsletters & Reports


Fall 2017 Annual Report

Fall 2017 Annual Report(5.2 MB)

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter(1.1 MB)

Fall 2016 Annual Report

Fall 2016 Annual Report(517 KB)

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter(1.2 MB)

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015 Newsletter(1.2 MB)

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter(1.0 MB)

Fall 2015 Annual Report

Fall 2015 Annual Report(723 KB)

Winter 2014 Newsletter

Winter 2014 Newsletter(1.5 MB)

Fall 2014 Annual Report

Fall 2014 Annual Report(1.3 MB)

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter(1.5 MB)

Summer 2013 Newsletter

2013 Summer Newsletter(6 MB)

Fall 2013 Newsletter

2013 Fall Newsletter(1.2 MB)

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Spring_2013_Newsletter.pdf(934 KB)

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Winter2012web.pdf(946 KB)

Spring 2012 Newsletter

spring2012web.pdf(1.1 MB)

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Spring2011newsletter.pdf(897 KB)

Summer 2010 Newsletter

Summer2010newsletter.pdf(283 KB)

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Fall2010newsletter.pdf(287 KB)

Summer 2009 Newsletter

Summer2009newsletter.pdf(1.5 MB)

Spring 2010 Newsletter

Spring2010newsletter.pdf(295 KB)

Fall 2009 Newsletter

Fall2009newsletter.pdf(737 KB)

Spring 2009 Newsletter

Spring2009newsletter_1.pdf(963 KB)

Fall 2008 Newsletter

Fall2008newsletter.pdf(201 KB)

Lifting Parent Voices, The COFI Way

Every second Monday of the month at 5pm, the conference room at the Healthy Homes Coalition fills up with parents. They file in, greet each other warmly and find their usual seats.

Over a quick dinner, weekly stories are swapped and pictures are shared as parents catch up. Parents for Healthy Homes meetings are part support group, part advocacy work, part leadership training class, and all parent connection.

The leadership training component is a result of our relationship with Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI), a nonprofit organization based out of Chicago which connects parents to one another, helping turn their voices in actionable change.  COFI was created in 1995, with former community organizer Barack Obama as a founding member.


Why Parent Voices Matter More

Two stories featuring parents who are fighting to end childhood lead poisoned were told in local news this past week.

These two stories represent the voices of parents whose children are directly affected by the threat of lead poisoning in the community. They are just two of thousands more in the city.

Asthma: The Overlooked Housing Hazard

While efforts to fix lead paint hazards in Grand Rapids are currently in process and in the news, it’s important to remember that asthma is another major health concern for children in the city.

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