Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross
5640 Venture Court
The American Red Cross provides emergency help 24 hours a day to victims of fires and other major disasters. They provide financial assistance with prescription payments for people without insurance, they collect and distribute blood to hospital patients, conducts bone marrow screening, and safety training courses.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters A Community of Caring
605 Howard, Kalamazoo
Big Brothers and Big Sisters match at-risk kids with adult volunteers so that strong relationships are built.
Boys & Girls Club of Kalamazoo
The Boys and Girls Club provides a place for youth (6-18 yrs) to hang out and participate in recreational and educational programs, athletics and camping.
Boy Scouts of America, SW Michigan Council
1035 W. Maple
Boy Scouts of America provides programs for boys from 1st grade – 18. Adult men provide volunteer leadership for the boys.
CARES (Community AIDS Resource and Education Services)
The organization supports people affected by HIV/AIDS by providing buddies, self-help groups, emergency financial assistance, care coordination and resource and education programs.
Catholic Family Services
Catholic Family Services provides support services to youth, adults and senior citizens and assistance for pregnant women and teens. They serves people of all faiths. They have a 24-hour crisis hotline for young people 800-873-TEEN
Center for Developmentally Disabled Adults
The Center offers a day activity and training program for adults with profound developmental disabilities.
Community Advocates for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
806 S. Westnedge
This organization is made up of advocates that work to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities of all ages. They also provide support for families of all ages in Kalamazoo County.
Comstock Community Center 6330 King Hwy
They serve primarily Comstock area residents with a variety of social, recreation, health and human services and community programs.
Constance Brown Hearing and Speech Center
1521 Gull, Kalamazoo
This organization offers comprehensive diagnostic hearing testing, hearing aid evaluations and fittings, aural rehabilitation therapy as well as industrial hearing conservation services.
Douglass Community Association 1000 W. Paterson
The Douglas provides recreational and cultural activities primarily for youth. They also provide mental health outpatient counseling; home-based family preservation and support services; pregnancy counseling. In addition they provide respite services for caregivers of adults and children with emotional problems or developmental disabilities.
Family & Children Services
They offer individual, relationship, marital and family counseling; home-based family preservation and support services; pregnancy counseling; and respite services for care givers of adults and children with emotional problems or developmental disabilities.
The Family Institute
505 S. Park
They provide comprehensive services for families. They also offer educational child care, parenting services and life skills education on a sliding scale fee based system. There are also opportunities for volunteers and advocates and support groups.
Gateway Outpatient Services 1910 Shaffer
Gateway offers outpatient substance abuse treatment and counseling.
Glowing Embers Girl Scout Council
1011 W. Maple
This organization provides group mentoring and activities for girls 5-17. Adults serve as leaders and mentors.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan
2700 N. Pitcher
Goodwill serves people who live with disabilities or other special needs which present barriers to employment. They provide vocational evaluation and career exploration, work adjustment training, personal growth instruction, facility and community-based work experience and job services.
Greater Kalamazoo United Way 709 S. Westnedge
The United Way is a community problem-solving service information, federated fundraising, and monitoring and distribution of community campaign funds.
1104 S. Westnedge
Gryphon Place operates the 211 service in Kalamazoo, a 24-hour help line which also offers information and referral and crisis intervention, emergency mental health services and suicide prevention.
Provides people who are elderly and/or disabled and unable to make decisions on their own behalf with personal decision making and money management services including guardianship, conservatorship and representative payeeship.
The Guidance Clinic
They provide outpatient psychiatric and psychological services. Problem areas served include developmental, behavioral, school, marital, children of divorce, substance abuse, and physical and sexual abuse of children. They also provide group counseling, early intervention for at-risk infants, and consultation to schools and parenting groups.
Hispanic American Council, Inc. 1627 W. Main
Provides services in education, employment, housing and agency referrals, for the Hispanic population.
Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo 301 W. Cedar
Hospice provides specialized care for individuals with terminal illnesses and their families, focusing on maximum quality of life within familiar surroundings. Services include physician and nursing visits, personal care, support, counseling and volunteer assistance. Bereavement programs are also offered for families and friends following death.
Housing Resources, Inc.
345 N. Burdick
Housing Resources acts as Kalamazoo County’s primary clearinghouse for emergency, transitional and permanent housing assistance. They operate a family shelter, overflow motel lodging program, supportive housing program to help homeless families become self-sufficient and sponsors affordable permanent housing projects.
Kalamazoo County Family YMCA
1001 W. Maple
The YMCA offers social development and recreational opportunities for everyone. They offer special senior programs, aquatic services to arthritis sufferers and the physically handicapped, programs for at-risk youth and urban outreach to youth.
Legal Aid Bureau of Southwest Michigan, Inc.
201 W. Kalamazoo
They provide legal advice and representation to eligible low income residents of Kalamazoo County. Areas of service include domestic relations, housing, public benefits and consumer law.
Ministry with Community
440 N. Church
They offer an environment of hope to people experiencing poverty, homelessness and mental illness. Through a daytime drop-in center, the agency provides hot meals, washers and dryers, haircuts, telephones, showers, referral services and volunteer opportunities. This agency is the chief agency that helps people with identification needs.
MRC Industries, Inc.
They offer work services to adults in Kalamazoo who have a developmental disability, mental illness, or traumatic brain injury.
Portage Community Outreach Center
7130 S. Westnedge
They offer information and referral, emergency assistance, programs for youth, tutoring, self-care workshops, advocacy services and self-help programs.
Residential Opportunities Inc. 1219 S. Park
They operate group homes and provide supported living services for adults of Kalamazoo County who have a developmental disability. They also offer crisis services to those individuals when their placements are in jeopardy.
1700 S. Burdick
They provide emergency and financial assistance to individuals and families for needs like utilities, food and clothing. They operate a clearinghouse for Christmas assistance. They distribute toys, food and winter coats. They also offer tutorial programs for children, a luncheon club for seniors, and scouting activities for boys and girls.
Senior Services, Inc.
Services include case coordination, congregate meals at 16 friendship centers, Coover Senior Center activities, eldercare resources, information assessment, personal care, homemaking, respite care, home repair, information and referral, substance abuse recovery program, mental health services and transportation services.
South County Community Services
101 S. Main, Vicksburg
Activities and meal sites for senior citizens snd youth including tutoring, youth summer recreation, adult aftercare, advocacy, emergency assistance, food pantries, information and referral services.
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Services of Southwest Michigan 348 N. Burdick
They provide family-centered intermittent health care through visits in patients’ homes. Services include nursing, personal care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, medical social work, nutrition and hospice care.
709-A S. Westnedge
They recruit and refers adult, youth and handicapped volunteers. They provide training and consultation services to clubs, churches and human service agencies on volunteer management and sponsors communitywide volunteer recognition programs.
YWCA of Kalamazoo
353 E. Michigan
Services include shelter for victims of domestic assault and their children; counseling, crisis line, support groups and resource referral for victims of domestic or sexual assault; early care and education for children; mentoring for nontraditional students who aren’t women or teenagers; fitness programs for men and women; and programs for members and the community.