Health nonprofit moves into new space


Courtesy Reliance Community Care Partners

A local health care nonprofit has opened a new space for its headquarters and wellness office.

The base of Reliance Community Care Partners and its Integrated Wellness Center are now located at 2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 100, in Grand Rapids. The nonprofit had been in suite 202 of the same building since 2011.

Reliance invested $400,000 to renovate the 3,300-square-foot space, which includes a waiting room and registration area, four provider rooms, four individual therapy rooms and a large group therapy room. All rooms are private.

The provider rooms have large wall-mounted monitors for information sharing and tele-psych conferencing with other professionals. 

The center provides mental health support services for adults, with a focus on older adults.

The space was built “barrier-free” to accommodate those with physical disabilities or mobility challenges. The doors are motorized and automated. Bathrooms, doorways and hallways are all large enough to maneuver wheelchairs and walkers. 

“Individuals with emotional support needs should not be required to wait several weeks to receive care,” said Steve Velzen-Haner, executive director, Reliance Community Care Partners.

“We created this center to provide greater access to these supportive services, in an accessible space, so that we can provide care to everyone.”

The Integrated Wellness Center is led by a team of 12, including a specially trained geriatric psychiatrist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Firms on the project

Grand Rapids-based First Companies was the project’s general contractor. 

Grand Rapids-based Post Associates Architects was the architect.

West Olive-based McGlynn Design Group completed the interior design work. 

Reliance funded the project, so no bank financing was needed.


Founded in 1979, Reliance Community Care Partners coordinates and provides health services that focus on education, choice and advocacy.

Services are provided in the Integrated Wellness Center by appointment or in patients’ homes.

Reliance serves more than 2,000 people in all its programs. The Integrated Wellness Center serves a couple hundred patients. 

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