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county response

The County Response Consortiums housed within Gryphon Place 211’s Community Resilience Program are local iterations of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Member agencies regularly meet together to coordinate cooperative responses to local crises, and to share information and resources throughout each stage of the disaster cycle. Our County Response Consortiums seek to mitigate risks associated with critical incidents by improving interagency communication at the local level and streamlining disaster recovery efforts in order to avoid redundant and inadequate service provision across our communities. 

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Kalamazoo County Response Consortium



To collaborate and coordinate efficient, effective access to resources for vulnerable populations affected by emergency or disaster.

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Calhoun County Response Consortium



To improve the emergency response capacities and capabilities of local human services agencies through strategic, proactive collaboration.

The Kalamazoo County Response Consortium (KCRC) is a collaboration of nonprofits, government agencies and local businesses that work to ensure efficient and effective response to the greater Kalamazoo community in times of emergency, crisis, or disaster. The KCRC began following the local flooding of February 2018 and meets regularly to discuss lessons learned and to improve individual and collective capabilities and capacities.Since then, in alignment with the Kalamazoo County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) & Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the KCRC has worked to establish a framework to help guide nonprofit response to critical incidents at a local level.

The Calhoun County Response Consortium (CCRC) was formally founded as the Battle Creek Response Consortium in February 2013 following the experiences from the straight-line winds of May 2011. It was clear to all responding nonprofit & governmental organizations that a greater degree of pre-event coordination and collaboration was needed to ensure more effective, efficient community responses to emergencies, crises, or disasters. Since then, in alignment with the Calhoun County Office of Emergency Management & City of Battle Creek Emergency Management, the CCRC has worked to establish a framework to help guide nonprofit response to critical incidents at a local level.

goals & structure

  • Facebook
    Report sucidal content directly on Facebook here.
  • Twitter
    Report messages about suicide or self-harm and Twitter will send the user a direct message with the Lifeline number.
  • Instagram
    To report posts about suicide or self-harm on Instagram: Tap “…” below the post, tap "Report Inappropriate", select "This Photo Puts People At Risk > Self-Harm".
  • Snapchat
    To report a safety concern, press and hold on that Snapchatter's name and tap the gear button. Then, tap 'Report' and reach out to Snapchat, and follow the prompts.
  • Youtube
    To report suicide or self-harm, click “More.” Highlight and click “Report” in the drop-down menu. Click “Harmful dangerous acts,” then “Suicide or self-injury.” YouTube will review the video and may send a message to the uploader with the Lifeline number.
  • Discord
    To report self-harm, use the dropdown in Discord’s report form and select ‘Trust & Safety.’ Under ‘Report Type’, select ‘Self-harm.’ Discord requests (to verify the authenticity of the report) that reporters provide a link to the message where the user expresses such harm, and the steps can be found below.
  • TikTok
    To report for self-harm on TikTok, tap the arrow at the bottom right hand corner of the video. Tap the report icon, select "Self injury" and follow the prompts.
  • Reddit
    If you're worried about someone, you can let Reddit know by reporting the specific post or comment that worried you and selecting, "Someone is considering suicide or serious self-harm". After you let them know, they'll reach out to put the user in touch with Crisis Text Line's trained Crisis Counselors.


if you have any questions about the consortiums, please contact:


5th District Medical Response Coalition        Adventist Community Services        Albion Healthcare Association        Alternatives Battle Creek        Alternatives of Kzoo        Area Agency on Aging
Ascension Borgess Hospital        Battle Creek Community Foundation        Battle Creek Emergency Management        Battle Creek Grassroots        BC Pulse        Bedford Township

Bethany Christian Services        Big Brothers Big Sisters        Binda Foundation        BLM Kzoo/BC        Boys & Girls Club        Bronson Hospital        Building Blocks of Kalamazoo        Burma Center        Calhoun County        Calhoun County Emergency Management        Calhoun County Faith-based Coalition        Calhoun County Health Department        Calhoun County Int. School District 

CareWell Services         Charitable Union        Charlie's Place        City Commission of Battle Creek        City of Battle Creek        City of Kalamazoo        Communities in Schools

Community Action Agency         Community Advocates        Community Healing Centers        Community Homeworks        Community Living Options        Community Volunteer 

Comstock Community Center        Continuum of Care - Kalamazoo        Dale W Hubbard Inc        Disaster Relief At Work (DRAW)        Douglass Community Assn.        Edison Neighborhood Assn.        Emergent Justice        Employee Resource Network        ENNA Foundation        Family & Children Services        Family Health Center Southwest Michigan        Fetzer Institute        Fire Arts Collaborative 

Fred Upton Office Rep        Goodwill Industries        Gospel Mission        Greenleaf Trust        Gryphon Place        Guardian Finance & Advocacy        Guardian Financial        Habitat for Humanity        Heritage Community        Home Builders Association        HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response        HOPE Thru Navigation        Hospital Hospitality House        Housing Resources Inc 

Integrated Services Kalamazoo        ISAAC        Jim Haadsma Office        Justice for Our Neighbors        Kalamazoo City Commission        Kalamazoo Collective Housing        Kalamazoo County Ready 4s        Kalamazoo Institute of Arts        Kalamazoo Literacy Council        Kalamazoo Public Library        KNHS        KRESA        KYDnet        MDHHS        Miller Foundation        NAACP 

Neighborhoods Inc Battle Creek        RISE Corporation        Safe Place Shelter        Senior Care Partners PACE        Senior Health Partners        Senior Services        Share Center        Solve It Forward Consulting (Continuum of Care)        Southwest Michigan Urban League        Summit Pointe        SWMI Food Bank        The Haven        United Way        Veterans Affairs Office        Village of Mill Creek        VOCES Battle Creek        Willard Library        WK Kellogg Foundation        Woman's Co-op

The Berrien County Response Consortium is not run through Gryphon Place. All interested individuals should contact:

Amanda Drew   •

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