Alpha Grand Rapids Services
At Alpha Grand Rapids (AGR), we believe that everyone deserves support. All of our services are free, confidential, and available regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, nationality, or residence. The only thing we require is a photo ID. Please feel free to join as many programs as you would like!
Our programs are grouped into four categories:
If you think you may have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), you can be tested by a trained medical staff member. Alpha Grand Rapids provides urine testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and we can refer you for treatment if the test is positive. Contact Us for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Ultrasounds are available by appointment for those who qualify. A Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) will perform your ultrasound and assess the viability of the pregnancy. Ultrasounds are then reviewed by a doctor. Visit our Pregnant? page for more information, or Contact Us to schedule an appointment.
Trained mentors (for women) and coaches (for men) are available to provide you with caring, compassionate support as well as information and education through the Step Up Program. Meet one-on-one to discuss various topics like parenting, healthy relationships, finances, and more. Appointments take place once a month and last approximately one hour, including 40-45 minutes spent talking with the mentor/coach and the remaining time spent shopping in the store. These appointments can take place any time during our open hours, so we can schedule a time that works best for you. Contact Us to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Single Moms Support Group
The Single Moms Support Group meets from 10:30am-1pm on Tuesdays or Fridays (you can choose the day that works best for you). Groups meet every week during the school year and for monthly picnics during the summer. Participate in group discussions, create a beautiful craft to take home, and enjoy a delicious lunch. Childcare is provided for children age 5 and younger. Contact Us for more information about joining a group.
Meet with other dads to talk about a variety of topics centered around manhood and fatherhood. You will find a community of men that encourages, challenges, and learns from one another! The group is currently meeting from 5:30-7pm on Monday evenings. Dinner is provided. Contact Us for more information.
Grupo de Mamás Latinas
Reúnase con un grupo de mamás cada dos semanas duranteel año escolar para formar parte de una comunidad y encontrar apoyo. Las discusiones se centran en temas como el cuidadopersonal, las relaciones personales y la crianza de los hijos. Se proporciona cuidado de niños para menores de 5 años. Contact Us para más información.
Meet with a group of moms every other week during the school year to find support and build community. Discuss topics like self-care, relationships, and parenting. Childcare is provided for children five and under. Contact Us for more information.
Pregnancy Education Class
Join our Pregnancy Education Class, offered quarterly, to learn about prenatal health, labor and delivery, and basic infant care. Attend all four sessions to receive a brand new pack ‘n play! Women are welcome to bring their partner or another support person. Contact Us to learn when the next class will be held.
The Parenting Class provides a group atmosphere where both new and experienced parents can learn from and encourage each other. Watch real-life videos and talk with other moms and dads about routines, rules, and reducing stress. This 11-week class is offered twice a year. Contact Us to learn more.
GED Completion Program
The GED Completion Program is currently paused due to complications caused by the pandemic. However, if you are in need of a GED, we can provide referrals for other programs or add you to our contact list for when the program resumes. Contact Us if you would like referrals or to be added to our contact life.
Jobs for Life
Alpha Grand Rapids is excited to be bringing Jobs for Life, a nationally recognized program, to West Michigan! Jobs for Life is a biblically-based job skills training program for men who need a job or want a better job. You’ll finish this program in two months and have more knowledge, confidence, and support. PLUS, earn items you need to launch your career! Classes are held twice per week in the evenings, and dinner is provided. Contact Us to learn more!
English as a Second Language (ESL) Class
Learn English alongside other students with the help of trained tutors and people who are certified in teaching English as a second language. The ESL Class runs from September to May (following the school year) and is held on Thursday mornings from 10-11:30am. Childcare is provided for children five and under. Contact Us for more information.
Clases de Inglés
Aprenda Inglés junto a otros estudiantes con la guía de tutores entrenados y personas certificadas en enseñar Inglés como segunda lengua.
Las clases de Inglés van desde Septiembre a Mayo (como el calendario del año escolar) y son dadas los Jueves en la mañana de 10:00-11:30 a.m. Se ofrece servicio de guardería de niños hasta 5 años. Contáctenos para mayor información.
Work on learning English and build community with other moms and volunteers. This informal group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings during the school year. Contact Us if you’re interested in joining this fun group!
Aprenda inglés y forme parte de una comunidad con otras mamás y voluntarias. Este grupo informal se reúne semanalmente los martes por la noche durante el año escolar. Contáctenos para mayor información.
At AGR, we allow one emergency visit to receive diapers. After that, you can join a program to continue receiving “Alpha Bucks” to spend in our store. The store has items like diapers, wipes, formula, baby clothes, toys, and maternity clothes. You can also save up Alpha Bucks for a new pack ‘n play or car seat. Programs vary on how often shopping times are available and how many Alpha Bucks are provided. Contact Us to schedule an emergency visit or to learn more about which program will best fit your needs.