About

When:

Due to limited staff, ENRICH’s hours vary. We strive to return all calls within 48 hours.  Please call before if you have questions.
Office Hours:  (Subject to change)

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Friday 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Saturday Closed

Who:

A community of caring people! ENRICH is governed by a Board of Directors, Managed by Volunteer Office Staff and maintained by volunteers from local churches, businesses and community service organizations.

Special Hours:

Our Office is run by an all volunteer staff! Office hours are subject to change due to illness, community events, and special circumstances. Please feel free to call the office before coming if you are unsure of our hours. 616-522-1126. If there is an emergency, please contact us via email at enrichionia@gmail.com

Where:

We are at 343 West Main Street in the City of Ionia. Our back door is located by the Farmers Market at the corner of Steele St. & Adams.

Our Mission:

ENRICH connects people and resources creating positive solutions to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities in Ionia County. Community Circle Application 2015

Our History:

ENRICH of Ionia County was established in 1997 by a group of human service professionals, agencies, area churches, and concerned community members. We are a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Accomplishments:

In 2010, ENRICH served 710 Clients in the Community Circle program by fulfilling needs of basic household furniture including beds, dressers, washers, dryers, and more.

In 2010, ENRICH picked up used furniture from 302 community donors.

Our Results:

At ENRICH we help where possible, and once in a while perform tiny marvels on our shoestring budget. Recently we met a young woman who left her husband, took her kids and landed at the local shelter with nothing but her children and their clothes. When she came to ENRICH, she was so afraid her husband would find her that it was even hard to convince her to tell us her last name. After assuring her that our staff understood the importance of confidentiality, we were able to help her find affordable housing. ENRICH then delivered beds, a kitchen table and chairs where her children could eat together and do their homework. We also provided living room furniture and a few household supplies. Raising several young children alone and poor can be an overwhelming challenge. Doing it while everyone eats and sleeps on the floor is a tragedy.

Our Needs:

ENRICH always needs donations of useable household goods, volunteers to assist with our programs, and board and committee members to help carry out our work. We especially need your financial donations to help support those things that can’t be supplied through volunteer labor or donated goods – the heat and light bill, the land contract payment, insurance, staffing, and supplies. Please help us by pledging your donation or volunteering your time.

 

● ENRICH
is a Resource Center for people living in Ionia County.  People who need assistance can contact ENRICH to find out about other local agencies that can help or stop by the office to pick up brochures and read local non-profit newsletters.

● ENRICH
receives most of their support from local churches and businesses.

● ENRICH
also benefits from grants from the United Way,  the Ionia Community Foundation and donations received from various community members.