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 Preparation Available

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.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance depends on the availability of funds. If funding is available, we may be able to assist you with utility bills, back rent, or mortgage payments.

Each assistance request must be evaluated for compliance with the rules and regulations of financial sponsors.


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