Monthly Archives: May 2017

Board Spotlight: Dave

Meet Dave! Dave has served as Chairman of the David’s House Board of Directors with his wife, Shayne, since 1991. Born in Roanoke, VA, Dave lived the majority of his childhood and adolescent years in Detroit and Holland, MI. After graduating from Hope College in 1968, he worked for a vending machine company for six […]

Hot Rods 2017

Today we held our annual “Hot Rods, Hogs and a Hog” event at David’s House. Not only did we have some beautiful cars and bikes show up, but the rain held off despite the forecast saying otherwise. Thank you, Lord, and thank you to all of our friends who made this a fun and successful […]

Staff Spotlight: Dean

Meet Dean! Dean worked in the transportation industry with Roadway Express for 41 years leading up to his retirement. He was first exposed to David’s House through one of his daughters, Kristen, who worked as a member of the direct care staff. When a few of the House 1 gentlemen needed a ride to Calvary Church one […]

People-First Language

by Lisa Glover If I asked my friend Joel to describe himself, he might say, “I’m a forty year-old who loves reading, telling cheesy jokes, going to Wolfgang’s for breakfast, listening to Michael W. Smith and going bowling with my friends from Indian Trails on Tuesdays. I’m a son, a brother and an uncle. I’m a […]

Staff Spotlight: Sara

Meet Sara! Sara worked at David’s House from 2006-2008 on the House 2 Direct Care team. After taking a hiatus to work for several other Grand Rapids organizations as a direct care provider, she returned to David’s House in 2015 as a full-time team captain. Prior to working in health care, Sara served as a year-round staff member at several summer camps. […]