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Thrive kicks off February 28!

Thrive LogoAre you a mother living in northern Kent County? Do you find yourself feeling “stuck” as though you’re not reaching your full potential? Would you benefit from weekly encouragement and accountability from a group of like-minded women?

If you answered yes to these questions (or you know someone who does) then the Thrive Empowerment Program may be right for you! 

When: Starts Tuesday, February 28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cedar Springs Public School Administration Building, 204 E. Muskegon, Cedar Springs

In this six month program, you will... 

  • Learn how to create and stick to a budget. 
  • Set personal goals to strive for during the program and beyond. 
  • Hear how to work with agencies in the community to find a job, advance your education or start your own business. 
  • Practice mindfulness techniques that can help eliminate stress, anxiety, and depression while allowing you to stay in control during difficult moments. 
One-on-one case management will be provided for six months following the program to help you stay encouraged and on track. 

You do not have to be a client of NKCS to qualify for this program. You only have to be a mother who lives in northern Kent County. 

Contact Chérie Elahl, NKCS Program Director, by calling (616) 866-3478 ext, 351 or by clicking the link below.

Mindy and Sarah Graduate from WMCAT

On June 21, 2016 , two of our Thrive Empowerment Program graduates received their Medical Billing Certificates from West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology (WMCAT). These women worked tirelessly for nearly a year on their goal of starting their careers in the medical field. It wasn't easy; there was a lot of sacrifice. There were times when they didn't know how they were going to make it through the program, but they did. They have proven to themselves that they can do anything they set out to do. We are so proud of Mindy and Sarah!

Danielle Receives Her High School Diploma

Danielle, a wife and mother of six in Sparta, joined the Thrive Empowerment Program during its first session in order to better her life. She's continually reaching that goal. She recently graduated from Rockford Adult Education with her high school diploma, and she plans to continue on to Grand Rapids Community College with the goal of becoming a licensed practical nurse.

Chérie Elahl, NKCS Program Director, says this about Danielle, “Her confidence has risen tremendously. She is committed to being a healthier person in a holistic sense. I’m very proud of her.”

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North Kent Community Services

10075 Northland Drive NE
Rockford, MI 49341 Map
Phone: 616-866-3478

Business Hours:
Monday thru Thursday 8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.