Baxter Community Center

The center was founded in 1969 as a response to the civil strife, profound racial tension, and significant unmet needs mounting in the core city of Grand Rapids. They are a pathway out of poverty for families, a steadfast resource for basic human needs, and a safe haven for young people in our community. Their mission is to act as “A Christian Response to Human Needs.”

Main programing includes:

  • Child Development Center
  • Health Clinic
  • Marketplace for food, clothing, and basic household needs.
  • Youth Mentoring

The Executive Director is Melanie Beelen who has served the center since 1996.

935 Baxter SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507