Cherry Street Services, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI)


  • Name:Ms. Sharon Barton
  • Title:Fund Development Officer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cherry Street Services, Inc.
  • Address:540 Cherry St. SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:616-776-2120
  • Main fax:616-776-2122

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:616-776-2120
  • Mobile phone:616-901-1449
  • Home phone:616-901-1449

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Cherry Street Services, Inc., also known as Cherry Street Health Services (CSHS), is to provide accessible primary health care services to people of all economic levels, but with a special sensitivity to the needs of the economically disadvantaged. We strive to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of those served by removing barriers to care, promoting prevention, interdisciplinary treatment, health education and collaborating with other community partners. Knowing that access to health care is an anchor for community revitalization, our primary goal is to reduce the well documented community health disparities by providing accessible, continuous quality health care for underserved children and adults in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan community.

    CSHS provides services at 7 community clinics, 4 school clinics and a mobile medical/dental screening program that serves 68 public schools. Over 400 staff members (many bilingual/bicultural) provide essential health care spanning the lifecycle. CSHS medical care providers specialize in family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine and ophthalmology. Payment is accepted through public/private insurance and sliding fee scale.

    Based on 2009 statistics, 62% of CSHS patients are age 19 or younger, and 59% of all patients are non-white. Approximately 41% of CSHS patients do not have any insurance. Ninety-eight (98) percent of our patients for whom income could be determined are at less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level; 87% are in extreme poverty at less than 100%. Cherry Street Health Services is often the only hope patients have in receiving preventive care and managing chronic illnesses, which has significant cost implications for individual (and community) economic and social productivity. One example: among the thousands of patient conditions treated, CSHS saw 2,050 diagnosed diabetics last year alone. Over 60% were able to be medically stabilized and another 27% were showing improvement. In cases where the diabetic had no health insurance, care at CSHS was the difference between managing their chronic illness and ending up in the emergency room.

    Cherry Street Health Services is in great demand, reflected by the fact that we are almost always at capacity (often with waiting lists) and dental walk-in lines often extend out of the building. A leader in the community, CSHS has a vision of accessible health care for all, regardless of income or insurance. CSHS is consequently developing the new Heart of the City Health Center, which will serve an additional 13,000 patients currently not receiving care.

  • History:
  • Cherry Street Health Services (CSHS) is a non-profit, community health center in Grand Rapids, Michigan that was incorporated in 1988. Its predecessor organization, Neighborhood Health Services, provided health care for low income people in Grand Rapids in the early 1970s as a component project of President Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Improving health care access for low income populations in urban and rural America, Neighborhood Health Services joined 100 other centers in the nation established under the Economic Opportunity Act.

    Cherry Street Health Services was created out of an effort to strengthen the predecessor organization through reorganization and restructuring. A Blue Ribbon Committee was formed to explore a response to the problem of primary health care access for low income people and minority populations in the Grand Rapids area. The County Commission, City Council, Kent County Health Department, Kent County Medical Society and all four hospitals were represented. This interagency collaborative development has continued to the present day.

    Today, Cherry Street Health Services is a highly respected health care provider with a primary focus of serving those who have little or no other access to health care. Services include comprehensive primary medical, dental, behavioral health, vision and other related health care services that are provided for residents of the city of Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities of Kent and Montcalm Counties.

    A small neighborhood community health center in 1988, CSHS has grown into one of the largest health centers in Michigan and the Midwest, serving almost 50,000 patients annually. Patients served are ethnically and racially diverse. CSHS is a member of the nation’s 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Center networks that are an integral part of the health care system, providing essential services to more than 20 million low-income Americans.

    Community-based health centers have become a foundation of our nation’s health care delivery system for vulnerable and underserved populations. Accompanying the President for National Health Center Week, Secretary of Health Sebelius recently stated, “For more than 40 years, Community Health Centers have played a critical role in increasing access to care, improving health outcomes, reducing health disparities and containing health care costs.” The health center program continually strives to meet the changing realities and demand for care to the uninsured and other vulnerable people across the nation. The mission of health centers has remained strong throughout history - to provide high quality primary and preventative health care services to people in rural and urban medically underserved areas.

  • Year established:1988
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:20
  • Staff size:416

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Ziyadah Shakir
    Serena Norris
    Kimberly Lavender
    Jan English
    Gregory Dziadosz
    Kathleen Speer
    Pamela Seales
    Micihael Wood
    Marshall Suttles
    Angela Vanderhulst
    Allen Tenhoor
    Daniel Strube
    Kinfu Adisu
    R. Paul Clodfelder, MD
    Teresa Enbody
    Patricia Agosto
    Carolyn Avery
    Jocelyn Getson
    MariAnne Delavan

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Richard Stevens

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Chris Shea, Executive Director
    Linda Constantino, Finance Director
    Kathy Sather, Operations Director
    Robert Lackey, Human Resources Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:38-2853534

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:382853534
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:100 CHERRY ST SE
  • Organization City:GRAND RAPIDS
  • Organization State:MI
  • Organization Zip:49503-4526
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 1989
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):154
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Health clinic
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:March, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:March
  • NTEE Code:E320
  • Asset Amount:$58,543,602
  • Asset Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • Income Amount:$76,655,461
  • Income Code:9 ($50,000,000+)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$76,541,537
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:28:20 pm

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