Helping those in conflict and crisis


5th Annual Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk -September 29th, 2018

The Gryphon Place Suicide Prevention Walk will be held during National Suicide Prevention Month on September 29, 2018 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 -100% of the community-raised dollars stay here in the community, supporting the local programs and services 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!

CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) Training -June 20, 21, 22

  • This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF's (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)  Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses
  • Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions
  • This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress
  • June 20, 21, 22 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. register here


Past Events 

Using Circles Effectively -January 26th

  • Learn the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) model of Circle-Keeping 
  • Attending Gryphon Place's Restorative Conferencing Training in December is a pre-requiste to attending this Cricle Training
  • January 26th, 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. register here

STAR Celebration 2018 -April 27th 

The STAR (Sharing Time and Resources) Celebration is a time to honor volunteerism by recognizing and awarding individuals who volunteer their time, energy, and talents in service to othersthroughout our greater Kalamazoo community. If you work with or know local organizations with amazing volunteers, encourage them to nominate a volunteer here.

Our community has many incredible people who volunteer thousands of hours of service to support nonprofit organizations each year. This year's focus is on inviting the community to attend the STAR Celebration and join us in honoring all volunteers with an expression of gratitude for all they do in our community.

Interested in attending? Purchase tickets or a table for 8 here.

 Sponsored by:


A Journey Through Suicide Grief  -February 21st

  • Two special presentations for those who work with survivors of suicide and those impacted by sucidie loss presented by Langeland Family Funeral Homes 
  • Special guest Barb Smith will discuss "why suicide" and teach simple yet effective words and tools to support surviors of suicide loss on their grief journey and leave with hope knowing they can survive 
  • Two sessions:
  • February 21st, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. register here
  • February 21st, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. register here