Additional Programs

Goal setting, food assistance for pets, free tax prep, and more

Our Client Services team offers a variety of additional services and programming throughout the year:

Step 2

A Client program for setting, and reaching, your goals. [MORE]

V.I.P. Program, plus Free Classes and Education

All classes are free and open to the public. Clients can earn credit for use in the Thrift Store and Farm Stand by taking classes. [MORE]

MI Bridges

Case Managers are able to assist clients with applying for DHHS benefits through MI Bridges. Appointments are available Monday thru Thursday between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (currently via phone due to COVID-19). Clients are able to apply for utility, housing, food and cash assistance. Staff can also assist clients in filing their renewal documents. [MORE]

Birthday Blessings

There is a free program available to children 3 years old – 5th grade through the Fruit of the Spirit Women’s Ministry of Rockford Reformed Church. The parent/guardian can choose one of four birthday packages for the child’s birthday. Children must be on file with NKC and a form must be completed by the parents/guardians and sent by an NKC Case Manager.

Free Tax Prep – canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.

There are two programs each tax season: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program administered through the Heart of West Michigan United Way, and AARP. Volunteers assist low-income community members to file their tax returns at our location.

Interested in any of these programs? Speak to one of our Case Managers by calling 616-866-3478 for more information.