Through the programs we create, encourage, and support. Extended Grace can make a positive difference for many of our citizens, some of whom are among our most vulnerable.
Consider the following:
- In a March 2015 article, The Grand Haven Tribune reported 266 homeless persons in Ottawa County. Of those, 133 were in families.
- The Center for Women in Transition cited 2,672 reports of partner violence in Ottawa County in 2014.
- In 2013, there were 13 rapes in Grand Haven.*
- According to Feeding America West Michigan, 1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children in West Michigan are food-insecure.
- In 2013, 12.5 percent of native born Grand Haven residents had income below the poverty level and 26.4 percent of foreign born residents hand income below the poverty level.*
- THe disability rate among poor men in Grand Haven in 2013 was 41 percent, while the disability rate for poor womenw as 46.4 percent.*
- The disability rae for those who are nt poor is 17.7 percent for men and 17.9 percent for women.*
- According to the 2015 Ottawa County Health Needs Assessment, 1 in 4 young people reported depression and 7.4 percent attempted suicide.
- In 2010, religious preference was 52.1 percent Christians, 0.7 percent Other and 47.2 percent None.*