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1953 Monroe Ave Nw
Grand Rapids
Michigan 49505

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In the 1940's the visually impaired were routinely turned away from convalescent homes due to the belief that visually impaired residents would require too much care. In 1948 members of the Michigan Association of Workers for the Blind began an effort to formally organize efforts to build a home specifically to meet the needs of visually impaired seniors. That dream was realized in 1952 with the first location of Welcome Home for the Blind on Charles St. in Grand Rapids, MI. This home created the opportunity for nine residents, yet the demand for residential housing rapidly outpaced the available space. In 1967 the home relocated to its current location at 1953 Monroe NW in Grand Rapids. The current facility is home to 36 residents, yet more wait on the admissions list. Nearly 50 years of experience with visually impaired seniors has earned Welcome Homes the designation as expert in the field of residential communities for visually impaired seniors.

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Welcome Homes for the Blind has significantly increased its services and provides quality professional support to its clients. This transitioned from owning its own facilities to one that now outsources services with measurably less expense and increased services throughout the area it serves. An ... more »
Welcome Homes is alive and well. They are now in the position to assist hundreds of the visually impaired and blind population as opposed to the 36 it was limited to when in their own building. Whoever wrote the bad review obviously did not have their facts... more »
The "home" in Welcome Home no longer exists. It was closed in 2004. The Board's attempt to redirect this organization into a nursing home certification service (Welcome Homes Residential Services) has failed the past 3 years to obtain a single member nursing home. Money sent to this organization ... more »
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