Who We Help

Who We Help

The Pine Rest Foundation exists to provide Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services with financial resources and community support so its ministry of love and healing in Christ’s name can flourish and be enhanced.


Providing Financial Assistance

No one should have to choose whether or not to get care for depression, anxiety, marital difficulties, dementia, stress or addictions because of the cost of treatment.

Thanks to a generous and compassionate community, financial assistance is available through the Pine Rest Patient Assistance Fund.

More than $1.4 million in assistance was provided to those with financial need during our last fiscal year.

Patient Assistance Fund


Increasing Access to and Quality of Care

Pine Rest is engaged in helping to improve access and quality of care in a variety of ways. Each year, the Casey Wondergem Grant Program, supported through the Pine Rest Foundation endowment, offers funding for research and innovation. The Foundation also raises current funds for special Pine Rest projects and initiatives.


Endowment Funds

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Improving Facilities

As we grow the capacity of our existing facilities to serve more patients, the Pine Rest Foundation raises funds to add and update psychiatric units. Recent facility improvements have included:

  • New Ruth and Jack Loeks Residency Center, a state of the art teaching and learning space for the Pine Rest psychiatry residents.
  • New Redwood Unit providing integrated treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder
  • Renovated older adult unit in the Van Andel-Cook Center for Dementia & Geriatric Behavioral Health
  • Pine Rest Christian Homes renovations

Loeks Residency Center

Pine Rest Christian Homes

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Professional Education Opportunities

Pine Rest provides professional education opportunities for Pine Rest staff as well as physicians, medical staff, behavioral health care professionals, leaders and others in our communities. Some of the current educational programs include:

Psychiatry Residency Program

William Van Eerden MD Lecture Series

DBT Intensive Training Project