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Our Story

This is Thresholds

We are a trusted provider of services to adults living with developmental disabilities – in our 17 homes or on their own throughout the greater Grand Rapids area. We advocate for and assist them in living as productively and independently as possible. The individuals we serve have diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities. We give them the support they need to reach their full potential in everything they do.

Our Team

Meet Our Leadership Team

Every member of the Thresholds team is fully invested in our mission and core values. Our nearly 200 employees tirelessly work to assist our persons served and their families.

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Kathy Foster
Director of Community Services

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Michelle Jannenga
Director of Residential Services

Jacquie Johnson

Jacquie Johnson
President & CEO

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Terri Martin
Director of Workforce Development

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Steve Van Houten
Chief Financial Officer

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Darcy Wilcox
Director of Operations

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Our Board of Directors

Community leaders, passionate citizens and caring individuals make up our board of directors, ensuring Thresholds establishes and upholds the high standards and values required to make our organization run.

Gary Chamberlin
Attorney, Retired
Miller Johnson

Michael Christy

State Network Director
Unite Us

Patrick Cwayna
Retired Director
West Michigan Aviation Academy

Nadia Johnson
Director, Leadership Team Effectiveness
Global Talent

Lee Moyer
Process Improvement Specialist
Corewell Health

Amy Neumann
Pediatric Nurse, Corewell Health
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Jane Owen, Chair
Retired, Beene Garter, a Doren Mayhew Company

Stephan Roberts
CEO/Owner, Global Windows

Martin Simescu
Accountant, Partner at Brickley Delong

Ruth Sprague
Retired System of Care Manager, Network180

William Vert
Retired Finance Professional

How Thresholds Started

A Helping Hand Since 1975

Thresholds is a non-profit agency serving Kent County residents who have a developmental disability. We began nearly 50 years ago in Kent County at the forefront of serving individuals with developmental disabilities who were moving out of institutions.

We have always been innovative in the way we provide and coordinate various services. We were groundbreaking in the way we integrated those with developmental disabilities into the community. We moved people into homes in neighborhoods, encouraging them to be full community participants through everyday activities like going to events, entertainment venues, tourist stops, places of worship and restaurants.

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Our Services Are Tailored to Each Individual’s Needs

We provide services wherever the person lives, tailoring supports to individual needs and goals. Our homes are attractive, well maintained and functional, providing safety and comfort for our residents. We foster independence for our individuals through skill development, structured activities and positive social interaction.

We Provide Peace of Mind for Families

Our professional services inspire trust and take away the worry. Guardians and families of those we serve know that we approach each person as an individual and respond to their specific needs.

We Work Efficiently with Bureaucracies and Cut Through Red Tape

We work collaboratively with other organizations providing services for persons with disabilities. We are knowledgeable and work efficiently with bureaucracies, cutting through red tape and achieving the desired outcomes for those we serve. We also do not shy away from providing needed services for people with behavioral challenges and we do so with empathy and respect.

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