Helping those in conflict and crisis

Community Initiatives

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Community InitiativesCISM is a program aimed at debriefing the community after a "critical incident" to ensure that the community is cared for and being connected to services if needed.

  • Gryphon Place is the "hub" for three separate CISM teams: community, first responders, and schools. Different teams respond to different incidents as appropriate.
  • CISM is available to the community as an "in-kind" service and is geared towards the immediate response to a crisis.
  • Critical Incident Stress Management is not a solution to trauma, but a way for those who have been traumatized to get the support they need.

Kalamazoo County Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)

SPAN Suicide Prevention Action Network

Kalamazoo Community Response Consortium 

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

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