Monthly Archives: April 2017

To Jon – From Mom

by Terry and Barbara Burlingame Our 42-year-old son, Jonathan, is severely impaired with autism. He does not use language and needs constant supervision and help with many everyday skills. Though Barbara wrote this poem when Jon was a child, it still echoes the cry of our hearts. Our hope is in the Lord, knowing that even though we do […]

Mark’s Story

by Mark Van Woerkom Seven years ago while at Grand Valley completing my undergrad, I started looking for a new job. I was working at Jimmy John’s and was interested in joining the GVSU ski club. However, I needed weekends off. While scrolling through Craigslist I saw a part-time job listing for a direct care position on weekday mornings […]

Staff Spotlight: Dave

Meet Dave! Much has contributed to the calling on his life to serve at David’s House. As a child, Dave contracted polio and was left paralyzed from the neck down, needing life support in order to breathe. He spent his childhood using braces to walk normally. A very difficult few years with severe arthritis followed him into […]

Staff Spotlight: Drew

Meet Drew! If you’ve ever wondered who handles the marketing initiatives for David’s House—social media, email and SEO—Drew is the guy. A Lansing native, Drew moved to Grand Rapids to go to college. He recently graduated from Cornerstone University with a degree in Business Administration. He even lived in Nashville, TN for a while during […]