Centers

Alpha

Women’s Center

Men’s Center

Alpha Grand Rapids (AGR) operates two centers: Alpha Women’s Center (AWC) and Alpha Men’s Center (AMC). Both facilities are located just outside of downtown Grand Rapids and offer a variety of services, all of which are free and confidential. See below for more information about each center, or check out our Get Involved page for ways to support the work that is happening here!

Women’s Center

Alpha Women’s Center has been operating in Grand Rapids since 1985. We strive to create a warm, welcoming, safe environment for people to find help and hope during times of struggle. It has been exciting to watch this center continue to reach an increasing number individuals and families through comprehensive services and genuine care.

Alpha was built on the mindset that people benefit most from receiving both tangible help and emotional/spiritual support. Over the years, more programs were developed to provide comprehensive services that meet a variety of needs and help individuals and families grow stronger. We are committed to continuing to meet the needs of our community and support the people who walk through our doors.

2021 Stats:

Mentoring/Coaching Visits

Educational Services Visits

Diapers Distributed

The Women’s Center provides:

  • Pregnancy tests by appointment or walk-in
  • Limited ultrasounds
  • STI testing
  • One-on-one mentoring by trained volunteers
  • Single Moms Support Group
  • GED Completion Program
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Parenting Class
  • Grupo de Mamás Latinas
  • Material Resources

Client Stories

“I don’t think I would’ve made it through without organizations like Alpha and my church.

Men’s Center

In the fall of 2015, Alpha Women’s Center was able to purchase the property right next door to our current location. When it was clear that the existing building would be unsafe and extremely costly to renovate, the building was torn down. With the support of a generous community and the commitment of dedicated construction partners, a brand new facility was built. To our knowledge, Alpha Men’s Center is the first and only standalone building dedicated to serving men in such a holistic way: with medical, support, and educational services plus material resources. 

Since our grand opening in June 2021, Alpha Men’s Center is continuing to reach more men. Despite some of the trauma, challenges, and setbacks these men have faced, they continue to show up to work on themselves, learn parenting skills, achieve goals, and make things better for their children. It is an honor to walk alongside these great dads!

The Men’s Center provides

  • Options counseling for those in a crisis pregnancy
  • STI Testing
  • One-on-one coaching by trained volunteers
  • Fatherhood Small Group
  • Jobs for Life
  • GED Completion
  • English as a Second Language
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Parenting Class
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Material Resources

Client Stories

“Is it possible to create a place where a young man could come and begin to learn what it is to be a genuine man or, you know, what it is to be a dad?