Physical and emotional health and wellness are important components of recovery.

ISK supports people in making informed, healthy choices and engaging in self-management strategies for improved health. Here we’ve gathered resources to help you in your wellness journey.

Thanks to ISK’s Juton Hanks, RN BSN, for curating this information.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222

Emergency Dispatch: 9-1-1

24/7 Emotional Support/Crisis Intervention: (269) 381-4357 (HELP)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

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PHYSICAL WELLNESS

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CARES (Community AIDS Resource and Education Services)

​With offices in Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo, ​CARES mission is to provide comprehensive sexual health and wellness services where all participants feel welcome, well-informed, cared for, and loved.​ Services include ​HIV testing, ​case management, ​and support groups.

 

STD & HIV Testing and Counseling

Confidential testing, screening, and counseling for STD & HIV risk reduction through Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services.

SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

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The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line

For young people of color who are feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed. Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor will respond, 24/7.

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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

The ARC Community Advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E. 

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) coordinates and provides preventive, primary, acute, and long-term care services, so older individuals can continue living in the community. Locations in Kalamazoo and Portage, Battle Creek, and Albion.

 

Kalamazoo Area Agency on Aging/Older Adult Services

Helps older adults and their caregivers access services, participate in health education classes, and live at home independently. Provides advocacy, elder abuse prevention, and more.

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ISK‘s Housing Recovery Center

Housing Resources Inc.

HRI offers housing services designed to stabilize households experiencing homelessness and help those in jeopardy of losing their housing in Kalamazoo County. If you are homeless and need emergency shelter, dial 211 or 1 (800) 563-5432 for information and referral to a shelter for the night.

CHAI (Community Health Access Initiative)

Works to support and improve LGBTQ+ young people’s health and well-being in inclusive and affirming ways by bolstering their resilience and increasing access to healthcare through provider education and training.

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​Suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.​ ​Text ‘START’ to 678-678​ or ​call (866) 488-7386​.​ Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7, 365 days a year; 100% confidential​ and free.​​

Trans Lifeline

Call (877) 565-8860Trans Lifeline connects trans people to community, support, and resources.​ The hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers.

Programs and services for youth and adults including peer support groups, social events, educational resources, and more. 

OTHER RESOURCES

• GRYPHON PLACE HELPLINES:

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(269) 381-4357 (HELP): 24/7 emotional support or crisis intervention; free and confidential.

Dial 2-1-1 (or text your zip code to 898-211): Resource line for info on housing and utility assistance, taxes, food pantries, eviction diversion, mental health services, and more.

 The Steve Fund Crisis Text Line

For young people of color who are feeling down, stressed, or overwhelmed. Text STEVE to 741741 and a live, trained crisis counselor will respond, 24/7.

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ASK Family Services: For youth (and their parents or caregivers) with developmental, mood, behavioral, or emotional challenges.

Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan