North Kent Community Services is a Christian organization committed to improving the lives of all people in northern Kent County by providing access to basic needs and promoting economic independence. Our vision is to build a community of thriving people. We can, with your help.


Many families in Kent County are in need of support. Your donations can make a big difference in their lives.

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If you and your family need assistance, you've come to the right place. We will be happy to guide you to the resources you need.

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NKCS News & Notes

Are you tired of struggling?

Thrive, a program of North Kent Community Services, is coming to Cedar Springs! Join 10 other women who will be changing their lives by learning how to manage their money, find a better paying job, go back to school, start their own business and more.

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.

When: Starts Tuesday, February 23
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Hilltop Community Resource Center
204 E. Muskegon, Cedar Springs

For more information, check out the informational flyer below and contact NKCS Program Director Chérie Elahl via email (link below) or by calling (616) 866-3478 ext. 105. Space is limited - CONTACT NKCS TODAY!

On the Web:
Cedar Springs Thrive Informational Flyer

Email Link:
Chérie Elahl

Welcome 2016 Board and Committee Members!

In addition to two new board members, Jackie DeBruler and James Ward, North Kent Community Services is proud to welcome the more than 45 community volunteers that make up our Board and 7 committees. Click on the link below to see if you know any of them!

On the Web:
2016 NKCS Board and Committees

Watch These Videos NOW!

Want to learn more about NKCS? Watch our latest promotional video.
Need a laugh? Check out the highlight video from our latest event, North Kent Pastors' Got Talent.

On the Web:
NKCS Informational Video
NKPGT 2015 Highlights

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS Open Seven Days a Week to Accept Donations

Did you know that North Kent Community Services accepts clothing in any condition? The unusable clothing is sold for rags; proceeds are used to buy needed food items such as milk and eggs. The wire and metal are recycled. We are committed to keeping items out of the landfill. NKCS is green! We accept donations through the front door Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations are accepted through the south door:
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Hours vary, generally morning

Questions about what we accept? Click the link below or call Katie Hop at (616) 866-3478 ext. 103.

On the Web:
Donation Guide

Email Link:
Katie Hop

NKCS E-Newsletter

Did you know that we send out two brief, informative e-newsletters every a month to both the community members and our clients? It's a great way to stay in touch with the happenings of NKCS. You can sign up for one or both of these e-newsletters by visiting our Newsletter page and completing the sign-up form.

On the Web:
NKCS Newsletters