Helping those in conflict and crisis


48 Hour Domestic Mediation Training - June 21st -23rd & June 26th - 28th

Expand essential facilitation skills

Engage in strategic negotiation

Examine theories and types of mediation

Explore ethical issues in mediation

Experience how it works in practical role playing

Participate in this SCAO approved training to become a certified mediator.

This 48 hour training will be held at Gryphon Place from June 21st - 23rd & through June 26th - 28th

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM


For more information & to register click here

4th Annual Suicide Prevention Walk -September 9th, 2017


The Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk will be held during National Suicide Prevention Week on September 9, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. This 5K-cause walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each other, and provide critical funds for Gryphon Place to support the essential programs we offer. We will be there, supporting suicide prevention one step at a time, and would love for you to join us. 

Want to learn more, or register to walk? Click here!

Want to join our sponsors? Email for sponsorship info!

Want to donate to Suicide Prevention Month? Click here!

Want to Volunteer? Click here to make a profile and sign up!

Past Events



STAR Awards -April 18th 


STAR Awards (Sharing Time And Resources) celebrates volunteerism by recognizing and awarding individuals and groups who volunteer their time, energy, and talents in service to others throughout our greater Kalamazoo Community.  Nonprofit staff, volunteers, and community members come together to recognize STAR Award nominees and winners, hear their stories, and celebrate volunteering. 

Buy your tickets here!

7:15am-8am Coffee, Light Breakfast, & Social

8am-9am Awards Ceremony

The Radisson Plaza Hotel - Kalamazoo

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!



 Sally Appleyard Trust




Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service -January 16th 

In recognition of Dr. King's incredible legacy of service to all, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994 and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. 

Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service - a "day on, not a day off."  

Join Volunteer Kalamazoo, a program of Gryphon Place and the City of Kalamazoo in this annual day of service, January 16, 2017.

This event will kick-off at Kalamazoo City Hall at 8am with a continental breakfast and volunteer check-in, with service beginning at sites at 9am. Lunch will be delivered to sites around noon. In the afternoon, join others for a march that starts at 3:30pm from Kanley Chapel on WMU's campus to MLK Park in downtown Kalamazoo that. Enjoy refreshments and slideshow highlights at the Radisson Hotel downtown following the march. 


Sign up here

Get Connected Training" -February 11, 2016

"Get Connected' Training provides those in the health and human services field with tools that make it easier to connect families in need to community resources that can help.

Gryphon Place's 2-1-1 Information and Referral Program is more than just Dial 2-1-1.  It is a warehouse of community resource information and data that can be utilized by you to enhance and maximize the work you already do. 

Restorative Justice Training 

Through experiential learning, participants will use their own knowledge, experiences and skills to understand and learn the paradigm shift from punishment towards restoration.

Restorative Practices are known to be useful for K-12 schools, criminal justice, higher education and workplaces. For more information about the training click here

The training will be held November 17th & 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Learn more about our trainers here

Register here today!