GRAND HAVEN, Mich.— Love INC will begin accepting patients at its new free health care clinic this Thursday, June 5.
The nonprofit organization says it needed to adopt a new space because the Ottawa County Health Department’s new offices on South Beechtree Street do not have enough space to house both the health department and free clinic.
That’s when the North Ottawa Community Health System stepped in. Health clinic coordinator Erin VanStelle says the organization was meeting with NOCHS President and CEO Shelleye Yaklin about an unrelated topic in April when the conversation turned to Love INC’s need for a new clinic location.
“It was only a couple weeks later that Shelleye called and told us the hospital was going to donate the space,” added VanStelle.
Love INC Executive Director Katie Appold says the phone call was a true answer to prayer.