Monthly In-Services

Monthly in-services are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Topics offered are designed to fit the needs of professionals who work through community organizations that offer health and human services.

Benefits of Attending In-services

  • Local, no cost and effective training
  • A wide variety of topics offered
  • Specifically designed for professionals who work with families and children
  • Unique opportunity to network with members of other community organizations

2020 In-service Schedule*

January 8, 2020
Self-Care: Culinary Medicine

February 12, 2020
You Matter Too: Putting Suicide Prevention Into Action

March 11, 2020
Children with Disabilities

April 8, 2020
America Divided

May 13, 2020
Recognizing Cultural Differences while Serving Families

June 10, 2020
Resource Fair

*Topics are subject to change.

How Do I Register?

A flier will be distributed each month to verify the in-service topic and location. Online registration instructions are provided in each in-service flier. Online registration is only available two to three weeks prior to each in-service.

If you'd like to be added to our distribution list to receive the monthly fliers, send your name, agency and email address to


All in-services will be held at:
Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church
514 Eastern Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (map)

Note: To show our gratitude to Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church for hosting our free in-services, please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the in-service for the church's Food Pantry. A basket will be available at registration.


From the North or South                                        

From U.S. 131, exit Wealthy Street east 
Turn right (south) on Eastern Avenue 

From the East or West

From I-196, exit College Avenue south
Turn left (east) on Fulton Street
Bear right on Lake Drive
Turn right (south) on Eastern Avenue SE

Program Support

In-services are presented free of charge by Spectrum Health Healthier Communities with support from:

  • Arbor Circle
  • Camp Fire West Michigan 4C
  • Catholic Charities West Michigan
  • Family Futures
  • Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Kent ISD-Great Start to Quality
  • Kent County Health Department
  • Molina Healthcare of Michigan
  • National Equity Project
  • Strong Beginnings - Healthy Start
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan