Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS) has been delivering quality services and programs to improve the lives of those we serve for over 30 years. We provide a welcoming and diverse community partnership which collaborates and shares effective resources that support individuals and families to be successful through all phases of life. KCMHSAS works with youth, families and adults with mental illnesses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and co-occurring disorders to help them succeed.
Mission, Vision & Values:
and provide mental health, developmental disability and substance
abuse resources that empower people to succeed.
We provide a welcoming and diverse
community partnership which collaborates and shares effective resources
that support individuals and families to be successful through all
phases of life.
Community, Competence, Diversity, Effectiveness, Integrity, Leadership, Recovery and Self-Determination, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, Trust
Guiding Values Statement
~ We respect the diversity of communities and
the people we serve.
~ We partner with persons served, providers
and other organizations to foster continued growth and success.
~ We will make decisions that consider the
strengths, resources and needs of our community.
~ We constantly evaluate our own performance
and look for opportunities to improve more effectively.
~ We are committed to ensuring that the
KCMHSAS workforce is diverse, qualified, continuously trained, multi-skilled,
culturally competent, adaptable and empowered.
~ We will maintain an inclusive work
environment that actively attracts, develops and retains a diverse and talented
~ We are committed to valuing similarities
while respecting and incorporating thoughts, experiences and cultural
differences of our employees and the people we serve.
~ We recognize that successful outcomes depend
upon services that are adapted to the diverse needs and cultural experiences of
the individuals we serve.
~ We will ensure that KCMHSAS’ supports and
services are person centered and produce the desired results on a consistent
~ We will use our time wisely to help all
persons served meet their goals.
~ We will be truthful and fair to each other
and all persons served.
~ We will keep the best interest of all
persons served foremost in everything we do.
~ We paint an inspiring vision that motivates
~ We will lead by setting an example. A good leader gives and shows everyone
~ We communicate goals and objectives clearly.
~ We invite creative approaches that are
driven by the needs and desires of all persons served, and are
person/family-centered and strength based.
Recovery and Self-Determination
believe in the full potential of all persons to live lives of recovery and
self-determination, regardless of their life circumstances and
challenges. Individuals seeking services have strengths and abilities,
and will be treated with dignity, respect and an expectation of hope.
will always use a person centered planning approach in partnership with each
will ensure that KCMHSAS demonstrates an ongoing commitment to promote and
implement trauma-informed care
~ We practice fairness, consideration and
understanding with each other, recognizing that everyone has intrinsic worth
and equal value.
~ We have high regard for the diversity and
uniqueness of those served and those serving.
~ We will make informed decisions and if we make mistakes, we
will correct them and learn from them.
~ We are accountable and individually responsible to all
persons served by KCMHSAS, co-workers and our community.
~ We will build and nurture community
partnerships and networks to achieve creative, efficient and flexible outcomes
for all persons served and their families.
~ We rely on everyone’s strengths to get the
job done and meet goals.
~ We will foster productive relationships
among staff members, units, departments and functions to achieve creative,
efficient and flexible outcomes.
~ We respect and maintain confidentiality at
~ We earn the respect and confidence of
co-workers and persons served through consistent honesty.
~ We follow-through with appropriate actions.
Who We Serve:
We have 3 locations in Kalamazoo. See Contact Us for more information.
3299 Gull Road includes the following departments:
418 West Kalamazoo Avenue includes the following departments:
2030 Portage Road includes the following departments:
Administration, Human Resources, Customer Services, Office of Recipient Rights, Services for Adults with Mental Illness, Housing Services, Training Department, Family Supports Services
418 W. Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Nazareth, MI 49074
2030 Portage Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001