Assistance and Community Resources

There may be seasons in life where you find yourself in urgent need of financial assistance. Maybe you’ve had an emergency and have unexpected medical bills, or have lost a job and are struggling to pay your utility bills or your mortgage. In order to assist you during those times, we offer some benevolence services to our members. For non-members, we partner with local agencies to assist in life-needs.

2-1-1 Help Referral Service

2-1-1 operators offer help in 180+ languages to help you find resources for a variety of needs, including child care, food, housing, paying bills and other needs. Residents can get connected with resources in our community anytime through Michigan 2-1-1 by:

  • Calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-887-1107
  • Texting their zip code to 898211
  • Or searching online

Love INC

We are proud to partner with Love INC for assistance in various areas of life.

Love INC employs Redemptive Compassion to see people restored and move out of their spiritual, physical, relational, and emotional needs. When anyone calls the Connection Center, they can expect to speak with loving volunteers from Love INC’s partner churches. The will:

  • Listen & learn
  • Build relationships
  • Meet needs in and through Love INC’s partner churches
  • Pray with people and for specific concerns and needs

Contact the Love INC Connection Center: 616-816-LOVE (616-816-5683)

The Connection Center is a clearinghouse – a place where the needs and the resources from our community and partner churches can find each other.

Below is a listing of other resources that can help.

Food Assistance

Many organizations have stepped up to offer food assistance during this time. Please click the links to each organization’s website below for the latest information on hours and instructions.

Additional food sources can be found at

Child Care Services

If you are parent or family member who is in the essential workforce and in need child care, you can go online to complete this form with your child care needs or call 2-1-1 for help.

Housing Assistance

If you need help paying housing bills or other essential services, call 2-1-1. Additionally, check with your mortgage companies as some are offering mortgage assistance and relief options to those impacted by COVID-19. These local organizations may also be able to help:

Help with Technology

Michiganders age 60 and older can get free help learning how to navigate technology such as videoconferencing and telemedicine through GetSetUp, an education technology company dedicated to creating economic and learning opportunities for older adults. An internet connection is all that’s needed to access the resource. Click here to learn more. 

Do you have a suggestion of a service that should be added this page? Let us know what we may be missing by contacting our office staff.

Download our Assistance Agencies document.

Applying for Assistance with The Pentecostals

To be considered for assistance, you must be a member of The Pentecostals of Kentwood and have enrolled in our Pathway group. You’ll be asked to complete an application and financial history, and then meet with the Pastor to discuss your situation.

Contact Us

For further information, contact our pastoral staff.