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Message from the CEO: Winter 2024

As ICCF Community Homes marks its 50th anniversary, we are filled with gratitude for God’s provision and the countless individuals who have contributed to our journey. What began as a humble, volunteer-driven, single-home initiative has blossomed into a multifaceted organization impacting thousands of families annually. The generous gift of a single house to a church […]

Read Post Feb 01, 2024

Finding a Perfect Fit: Barbara’s Story

  It’s been more than 30 years since Barbara first moved into her ICCF home. During the summer, people walking by on the street will stop to compliment it. “I’ve noticed your beautiful house for years,” one person said. “I’d love to have it when you’re done!” Barbara just smiled. She’s already made plans to […]

Read Post Jan 26, 2024

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

  For many years after it appeared in the Grand Rapids Press in 1994, I kept this Family Circus cartoon pinned on the tack board above my desk. As a fund-raiser seeking to encourage financial support by sharing a critical need in a compelling way, I needed Lucy’s encouragement to begin and end every day […]

Read Post Jan 15, 2024

“I’m Not Worried Anymore”: Claudia’s Story

“I’m not worried anymore. I’m not scared anymore.” These are the words of Claudia, who has experienced LIFE’s many ups and downs. She finally found a safe home at ICCF’s Southgate Senior Living Community in her 70s. Born in Georgia, Claudia has lived in Grand Rapids since 1998 and fell on hard times around the […]

Read Post Nov 29, 2023
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