Where We Serve

At D.A. Blodgett St. John’s, they provide counseling, foster care, adoption, mentoring, and residential care. Each service is different, but all share a common thread – life-changing love.

Across the community, we advocate, teach, mentor, protect, provide, and prove every kid has incredible potential, even when the world has told them otherwise.

They provide more than 20 services, impact 9,000 lives every year, and work tirelessly to ensure all children and families have the love, support, and resources they need to thrive – today and into the future!

Residential treatment provides a safe and loving place for children who have experienced child abuse or neglect. Kids with troubled pasts need structure and our Residential treatment program offer kids consistency, caring adults they can trust and individuals who can help them heal.

St. John’s Home offers residential treatment in an open program setting.  We treat young people with emotional, behavioral and psychiatric problems, building on kids’ strengths and guiding them toward higher levels of functioning. The goal of treatment is to enable children to maintain stable relationships in a family setting.

St. John’s Home is located on a beautiful 25-acre campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Children live in eight-bedroom residential homes. Each home has a comfortable living area with floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen, dining area, and a large recreation room. Outside, kids use our sidewalks for biking and skating and playing on our basketball court and large ball field.

 Current Needs:

“Slightly” used clothing, must be cleaned and in good condition – infant – adult sizes
Car seats, infant – toddler, new only (state approved)
Event tickets –  such as Whitecaps, Griffins, Zoo passes, Museum passes, etc.
New housing appliances (kitchen utensils, laundry supplies, bedding, etc.)
Spiral Notebooks
Loose Leaf Paper: 3 Hole Punched or Wide & College Ruled
2 – Pocket Folders
1 Inch 3 Ring Binders
Pencil Boxes/Pencil Bags
Pencils – Colored and Black
Pens – Red, Blue, Black
Round Edged Scissors
Rulers – 6” and 12”
Glue Sticks
Colored Markers
Graphing Calculators
Back Packs for children ages 3 to 18 years old


To learn more about D.A. Blodgett St. John’s, visit them online at dabsj.org today!