Helping those in conflict and crisis


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 others throughout 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.


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

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