Baxter Community Center

935 Baxter St. SE
“A Christian Response to Human Needs.”
Baxter Community Center seeks to reveal God’s love by responding to human needs in its community through effective programs and partnerships. Baxter’s response primarily includes addressing immediate needs, assisting individuals to become responsible, productive and self-sufficient, and affirming the positive qualities in individuals and the community. Baxter Community Center was founded in 1969 as a response to the civil strife, profound racial tension, and significant unmet needs mounting in the core city of Grand Rapids. Every program provided begins with the realization of a need or desire within our community and is implemented as a pathway out of poverty for families, a steadfast resource for basic human needs, and a safe haven for young people in our community.