Backpack and School Supply Drive

Help us fill backpacks for 500 children in our community! 

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Help support vulnerable children and families in our community, make a gift today!

Children Waiting for Adoption

We encourage you to take a moment and learn more about our featured waiting children. For inquiries, please call our offices at 616.451.2021.

Be a Foster Parent

Be a Foster Parent

 One of our greatest, on-going needs is having enough foster parents to provide homes for the children that need our help. As the number of children who come into our care increases, the need for foster parents increases too.


Kiersten's Story

Here's another video showing Kiersten's journey through our residential program and demonstrates the power of having a safe place to call home.

Mai's Story

Mai's Story

Learn how you can make a BIG difference through Big Brothers Big Sisters just like Kathy did with Mai.


Val's Story

Watch Valmarcus & Charlie's story - a beautiful story of how the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program changed these two lives forever. 

Ann's story

Ann's Story

Ann's story is an incredible story about a young woman who has greatly benefited from our foster care program.


Protecting children from abuse and neglect since 1887.

D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s is an agency that works in partnership with our community for the good of all children. We are local, non-profit and accredited. We provide comprehensive services to children and families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, and family support, as well as, residential treatment and emergency shelter care at St. John’s Campus. Donate today to help support children and families in our community.

Children waiting for adoption

Introducing Christopher


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Recent News

Backpack and School Supply Drive: August 10-14th

Thursday, July 16, 2015

  Backpacks and School Supplies Needed for Children Backpack and School Supply Drive Will Take Place August 10-14   Over 500... Read more.

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Receives $4,500 Youth Grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Receives $4,500 Youth Grant from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation Funds benefit the Sisters in... Read more.

Families waiting to adopt

Ryan and Amanda

Dear Birth Family,

You will never know how much we appreciate you taking the time to listen to our story ... 

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