Gryphon Place began as a youth drug drop-in center called Gryphon House in 1970. We launched an overdose aid drug information line, which later became the current helpline 269-381-HELP. Between 1980 and 2000, we became a suicide prevention center as certified by the American Association of Suicidology and implemented a youth suicide prevention curriculum in schools called The Gatekeeper Program.
Today, we are the leading agency for suicide prevention in the area and we continue to offer several suicide prevention resources, including 9-8-8, The Gatekeeper Program, and Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group (SOS). Gryphon Place is part of the statewide 2-1-1 information and referral system, which connects people to a variety of resources, including housing or utility payment assistance. We are the local volunteer center for Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. We also offers Restorative Practices services.
To make connections to resources, nurture healing and resiliency, and promote restorative justice for people in conflict and crisis.
An empowered and thriving community where everyone has the resources and support they need.
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THERE IS HELP, THERE IS HOPE
Antiracism & Antioppression Commitment
We promise to actively combat racism and oppression, serve with integrity, and demonstrate accountability.
Equity & Access
We ensure equitable access to resources and opportunities for all.
We serve diverse communities through advocacy, collaboration, partnerships, and transformational leadership.
Compassion & Dignity
We treat everyone with compassion, understanding, and respect because our work is rooted in empathy, kindness, and care.
We value being a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and equitable place for all.