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