What is it the Momentum Center? 

The Momentum Center for Social Engagement is a social and recreational program. There is an adult and teen program. The adult program focuses on mental health, disabilities and addictions. The teen program focuses on positive relationships, mental health, success in school, and overall well-being.

Who can join the Momentum Center?

Adult Program

-18 years or older
-Have a Mental Illness, Disability or Addiction (does not have to be a clinical diagnosis).

teen program

-13-17 years old, or 18 years old and in high school
-Have a focus on positive relationships, mental health, success in school, and overall well-being.

How do you join the Momentum Center?

-Stop in during business hours to fill out a membership application
or complete now and click here.
-Pay $1 to join
-Participate in member orientation
-Participate in any activities that you choose!!

 

What can you expect at the Momentum Center?

The Momentum Center is open based on activities. Monthly calendars are available and everyone is invited to stop in and see what it's all about. Membership is restricted to individuals with a mental illness, addiction or other disability. Membership costs $1 per year and allows individuals to participate in scheduled activities and events. Almost everything is offered without any additional charge, but some activities may include a nominal fee to participate.

Within the Momentum Center there is a pool table, air hockey table, Wii, board games and a computer bay. The Momentum Center offers classes in art, exercise, breathing, and self-development.  It also arranges offsite events and activities and provides transportation so that individuals can participate in Extended Grace events and Town Hall Meetings. 

The Momentum Center is also a place for anyone to learn about resources within the community.  

Just Goods Gifts and Cafe' is housed within the Momentum Center. In addition to Fair Trade and Social Conscience hand-made merchandise, Just Goods serves Aldea Coffee, Leppinks donuts, Grand Finale' cookies, and teas from Sir Wellington. This public space  encourages interaction throughout the community and strives to eliminate stigma.
 

Where is the Momentum Center located?

714 Columbus Street, Grand Haven

For more information:

616 - 414 - 9111

office@extendedgrace.org

 

How is the Momentum Center funded? 

The adult program Momentum Center for Social Engagement receives most of its funding from Community Mental Health. Last spring the community approved a dedicated mental health millage for CMH. Extended Grace was selected by CMH to be the recipient of funds in the Tri-Cities area of Ottawa County. That means Tri-Cities residents tax dollars are coming directly back to serve Tri-Cities area residents.  The Momentum Center is also funded through grants and other fundraising efforts, which allows it to operate the teen program and other initiatives.

“The center is a place where they see me, not my label, my disability. When I come into a room my peers hear the joy in my voice as i sing or laugh because I am happy to see everybody. I now have a place to go where I can be accepted.
Please understand that sometimes I get overwhelmed by things in my life like sounds, big changes, and being touched. I just need to feel safe in my world, so I can be a part of yours.
I am thankful for the momentum center and glad I can come and be me!”
— Melanie