About

Building a Healthier Neighborhood through Resources and Relationships

Mission

Demonstrating Jesus' Love

To demonstrate the love of Jesus through programs and relationships that build a healthier neighborhood.

Vision

Empowering Community

To be the hub of a vibrant, growing, empowering community where neighbors are committed to the growth of each person while maintaining our uncompromised values and love for Jesus.

Values

Development From Within

Equity, respect, and dignity. Community development from within. Courageous relationship building.

Difference

Wholly Invested

We love like Jesus loved. We are wholly invested in our community.

“This group of workers couldn’t be more kind and compassionate. Never been treated like I don’t count as much as the helpers. That is a blessing, and so are all the people that help here.”

Financials

Good Stewardship

Streams is committed to being good stewards of our resources.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us.

2019 Financial Audit
2020 Financial Audit
2021 Financial Audit

Our Neighborhood

The Townline area of southern Kent County is home to a resilient population—families who work hard to provide for their children and want to make their neighborhood a safe, thriving area.

However, it is a severely under-resourced community that faces significant barriers to overall health and wellness. Within a one-mile radius of our campus there are over 20 different apartment complexes and mobile home parks.

Our community has needs that far outweigh the resources of one person or organization, so we use existing resources and create new partnerships to create healthier schools, families, and neighborhoods. We are blessed with a 6-acre campus that houses our Food Center, Health Center, community garden, offices, and recreation space for programs right in the heart of our neighborhood.

92%

of families in the Townline neighborhood are eligible for federal assistance

60

languages are spoken by families of students in the local school system

42%

of area school children live in poverty, compared to just 10% in Kent County overall

47%

of our neighbors speak English as a second language

20%

of our neighbors are food insecure

Our Team

Staff & Support

George Banks

SWAG Program Assistant

David Buist

Special Events Coordinator

Daniel Postma

Warehouse Manager

Wardell Frazier

SWAG Program Coordinator

Marshé Green

SWAG Program Assistant

Sue Harkema

Education Director

Kurtis Kaechele

Executive Director

Pam Laperna

PODS Tutoring Coordinator

Zena Patillo

Thrive Program Facilitator

Makalah Scholten

Spiritual Care Coordinator

Heidi Vanderlaan

Food Center Director

Betty VanTil

Garden Manager

Brian VanTil

Garden Manager

Hana Hang

Administrative Assistant

Our team

Board of Directors

Kurtis Kaechele

Executive Director

Evan Hordyk

Board Chair

Scott Cousino

Board Vice Chair

Jennifer VanDyke

Director/Secretary

Jason Boersma

Director

Ed Cole

Director

Allie Corfixsen

Director

David Giang

Director

Paul Holtrop

Director

Leatha Roberts

Director

Lynn Rhein

Director

Ken Visser

Director

Steve Smith

Director

Our Health Programs

Curious about our health & wellness initiatives?

Learn About Our Health Programs
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