Census 2020

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit 2020census.gov. #2020Census

Online: For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail.

Every 10 years, the @uscensusbureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government.

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals? Data from the @uscensusbureau help inform planning efforts for all these important community resources.

The ‘Do Not’ Count?

  • Anyone living away from here, either at college or in the armed forces. They will need to fill out the census to where they are on April 1; like at college.
  • Do not count anyone in a nursing home, jail, prison, detention facility, etc., on April 1, 2020
  • Leave these people OFF your questionnaire, even if they will return to live here after they college, the nursing home, the military, jail, etc. Otherwise they may be counted twice.

The next decennial census is just around the corner in 2020. Make sure you’re counted! An accurate snapshot means that communities across the nation receive the funding, services, and business support they deserve and need. And your responses are confidential.

Sample 2020 questionnaire (Bilingual, English and Spanish)

Additional resources can be found athttps://2020census.gov/en/partners.html

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend Opportunity

Refresh your faith and your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: Feb. 28-Mar. 1 at the St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt. Check out wwme.org  to apply or contact Chris & Darla Vinton at 269-953-8287 for more info.

Ottawa County Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Coalition local resources and training opportunities.

Emergency……………………………………………. 9-1-1
Ottawa County CMH Crisis Line…………….. 866-512-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline………. 800-273-TALK (8255)
…………………………………………………………… Español 888-628-9454
…………………………………………………………… TTY:800-799-4TTY (4889)
Crisis Text Line……………………………………. Text “start” to 741-741
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention for LBGTQ Youth….. 866.488.7386
Pine Rest Christian Hospital Crisis Line……………………………… 800-678-5500
Veteran’s Crisis Line…………………………………………………………. 800-273-8255

Counseling/Outpatient – Local Agencies
Ottawa County Community Mental Health…………….. 877-588-4357
………………………………………………………………………….. TTY:616.494.5508
Holland Hospital…………………………………………………. 616-396-5141
Spectrum Health Zeeland…………………………………….. 616-447.5820
Bethany Christian Services – Holland…………………… 616-396-0623
Catholic Charities of West MI – Holland………………… 616-796-9595
Arbor Circle – Holland………………………………………… 616-396-2301
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health……………………….. 866-852-4001
TCM Counseling…………………………………………………. 616-842-9160
Holland Behavioral Health………………………………….. 616-355-3926
Beacon of Hope………………………………………………….. 616-594-5380
Midtown Counseling…………………………………………… 616-594-7135
North Kent Guidance Services……………………………… 616-361-5001

Survivors of Suicide – Grief Recovery
West Michigan SOS Meetings……………………….. www.angelfire.com/mi2/westmisos
West Michigan Survivors of Suicide………………. www.wmsos.com
SOS – Muskegon………………………………………….. 231-766-0064
………………………………………………………………….. Myz2ryd@comcast.net

Loss to Suicide Support Group
Grand Haven…………………………. 616-847-9723
……………………………………………. survivoroflosstosuicide@gmail.com
Hospice – Holland………………… 616-396-2972

Other Helpful Resources
Mental Health Information and Referrals……………… 2-1-1
Self-Injury Crisis Hotline…………………………………….. 800-366-8288
Sexual Assault Hotline………………………………………… 877.995.5247
Domestic Violence Hotline………………………………….. 800.799.7233
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Hotline……………………. 800.662.4357
Momentum Center – Mental Health Family & Teen Support Groups….. 616.502.2078
SMART Recovery Support Group – Grand Haven………………………. smarthollandmi@gmail.com