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Gryphon Place executive director hopes to bring fresh perspective to Kalamazoo agency

Gryphon Place executive director hopes to bring fresh perspective to Kalamazoo a
3/9/2014

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Growing up, Maricela Alcala never imagined getting involved in social work. Now, the new executive director of Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place couldn't imagine working in any other field.

Before being hired in January by Gryphon Place, a Kalamazoo-based call center that offers a 211 suicide prevention line and services including conflict, crisis and dispute resolution services, Alcala worked in various positions for eight years for the United Way of Greater Kalamazoo, which also has a 211 line and provides many services similar to those at Gryphon Place.

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