Community Living Options is operating under altered hours

The main office hours are

9am-4pm Monday through Friday

Our lobby is closed to the general public during the pandemic, however appointments can be scheduled and assistance by phone is available. Please call 269-343-6355 during office hours.

After hours assistance is available through our on-call system.

Volunteering is about giving, and we’re thrilled about all the care and support you’ve given us.

May it return to you many times over.

Our homes showing support for our healthcare heroes!

Hope is here.

 All Michigan residents age 16 and up are now eligible for the vaccine!!!!

The vaccine is the way to beat this virus, save lives and restore our economy.

 And don’t forget – please continue to wear your mask in public, social distance and wash your hands. Thanks for all you are doing to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in our community.

 

Below are resources for those in the Kalamazoo Area to secure a vaccination appointment. Registration at all eligible sites is advisable to ensure the earliest available appointment. Please do remember to remove yourself from lists once your vaccination is scheduled with a provider. This enables registration and contact time to be directed to waiting individuals.

 

******COVID-19 Vaccination Event******

Moderna Dose 1 (Thursday April 22,2021) Dose 2 (Thursday May 20, 2021)

Family & Children Services1608 Lake Street Kalamazoo, Michigan

Please call 269-344-0202 to schedule an appointment

 

For the following options please click the URL link to register-

Kalamazoo County Michigan Vaccine Appointments

Current eligibility in Michigan includes: all people over the age of 16 who live in Kalamazoo County. Please do not schedule an appointment if you do not live in Kalamazoo County.

Bronson My Chart

Interested persons do not need to be a Bronson patient. All persons are eligible to register through Bronson My Chart. As we prepare to move into additional vaccine phases in the coming weeks, we encourage individuals 16 years and older to register their interest in receiving the vaccine below. We will contact you when it’s your turn to schedule an appointment. Appointments are based on vaccine prioritization criteria from the State of Michigan and vaccine supply.

Walgreens

Eligible individuals can schedule vaccine appointments at select Walgreens locations. New appointments are made available approximately every 2 hours each day from 7 a.m.‐5 p.m. CDT.

Rite Aid

Help protect yourself & your community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine at Rite Aid.

Meijer

Please, only complete registration one time, and at one location. Additional entries will replace your previous registration and may increase your wait time.

Spectrum/DeVos Hall-Grand Rapids Michigan

Kent County, Spectrum Health and Mercy Health, in collaboration with Vaccinate West Michigan, have come together to create and operate a COVID-19 vaccination clinic that allows large numbers of people to be vaccinated at one central location. The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic (WMVC) is currently operating out of DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Avenue in Grand Rapids..

The clinic is offering vaccines by appointment only based on individual eligibility and vaccine availability.

Allegan County Michigan

For individuals living or working in Allegan County that want the COVID-19 Vaccine, please provide ACHD with your contact information and your Vaccine Prioritization group. We will notify you when you are able to make your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

 

For more information on the Covid-19 Virus in the State of Michigan please visit

here

A message to our Community:
We are living in unprecedented times.  The current pandemic, which has been identified as Coronavirus or COVID-19, has the Country on emergency mode, and rightly so.  Our focus at Community Living Options remains on the health and welfare of our members and employees. CLO has a robust plan for emergencies and many of those protocols have been called into action. You will find some of these listed below.  The staff at CLO are trained and are prepared. The spirit and dedication of our employees continues to amaze me in spite of the uncertainties surrounding this crisis. CLO is actively monitoring the situation and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  In the event of a substantial community-level outbreak in the Kalamazoo area, we may need to modify program availability, including closures of some programs.  We will continue to keep you informed as the situation evolves.
TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE
Fiorella Spalvieri Executive Director Community Living Options

In addition to the other resources that CMHA has provided over the past several weeks, MDHHS has set up a hotline at

1-888-535-6136

to answer health-related questions about the virus. It will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.

A message and Resources from INTEGRATED Services of Kalamazoo

ISK is teaming up with community partners including Gryphon Place to offer support and resources for staying safe, healthy and resilient during and after COVID-19 crisis. To that end, we have created this video to share with the community, help normalize our current situation, and share a message of hope for the future.

Please click on image for video

 

REFOCUS, RECONNECT, RECOVER:

ISK initiative aims to help community cope with pandemic trauma, prepare for “new normal”

Kalamazoo, Mich. – In response to the unprecedented behavioral health impact of COVID-19 in Kalamazoo County,  Integrated Services of Kalamazoo (ISK) is teaming up with area partners to offer the community essential support and resources for staying safe, healthy, resilient, and hopeful, both during and after the pandemic.

With the Refocus, Reconnect, Recover campaign ISK aims to help the community cope with the trauma and disruption of the pandemic by:

  • Reminding people that it’s normal to experience mental and emotional distress related to a disaster, and there is help available.
  • Connecting individuals with easily accessible mental health resources.
  • Inspiring resilience and hope as we face a “new normal” together.

ISK will promote the 269-381-HELP line, provided by campaign partner Gryphon Place, as the community’s go-to resource for emotional support or crisis intervention. The HELP line is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Community members can also get connected to local resources (like housing and utility assistance, food pantries, non-crisis mental health services, and more), by dialing 2-1-1.

In addition to Gryphon Place, ISK is partnering with the Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services on the campaign.

Pandemic-Focused Workforce Development

More information is available at www.iskzoo.org or by calling 269-373-6000.

ISK is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KazooCMH.

Community Living Options is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff and consumers. 

CLO is implementing the following protocol for all visitors, staff, and consumers in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

  • Any visitors/staff arriving at our homes that appear sick will not be allowed in the home. We may ask you to have your temperature taken before entering.  Once you have entered the home we ask that you use the hand sanitizer supplied at the front door.
  • All Visitors must sign in as we need to track who comes into our homes. After this is completed please wash your hands for 1 minute prior to attending to your reason for the visit.
  • Consumers attending day program and other community outings will be asked to use hand sanitizer as well upon entering the home, then directed to wash their hands.
  • Community outings will be limited as the spread continues and this will be at the discretion of the supervisor.
  • Staff will take consumers temps each morning and document their findings.
  • Staff will monitor the following symptoms: fevers over 100.4, cough, shortness of breath, and a sore throat.
  • Please report any symptoms you notice to your supervisor or on call.
  • If any of the above symptoms are reported we will begin to quarantine the consumer in his/her bedroom and staff will take all meds, meals, and needed items to the person in their room.
  • The supervisor will guide staff on a case by case basis and the severity of the symptoms.
  • We will provide staff with mask, gloves, and gowns for their protection as well. Remember the best defense is to wash your hands and keep all commonly touched items disinfected.

Staff are encouraged to visit the employee portal for additional information.

Our Programs & Services

specialized residential care for adults with disabilities

Operating nine specialized residential homes in Kalamazoo County for adults diagnosed with a mental illness and/or a developmental disability.

transportation services for mentally and physically disabled adults

Providing independent living services to people diagnosed with a mental illness and /or developmental disability in their own homes or apartments.

serving adults with physical disabilities in southwest Michigan

Providing purposeful and meaningful activities to support and promote each person with skills that lead to greater independence.

supported living for developmentally disabled adults

Providing individuals with disabilities and their families with assistance and options for obtaining and maintaining suitable, safe housing.

Accreditation Accomplishment!!

CARF International is a private, non-profit organization which promotes the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process.  The goal is continuous improvement of services which center on improving the lives of persons served.  Each CARF accredited organization is reviewed every three years.  Standards, are current and field driven and reviewed by peer consultants who work in the same type of organizations that they are reviewing.  On March 6-8, CLO was visited by 2 surveyors who reviewed all business practices ( Leadership, Health and Safety, Human Resources, Finance, Strategic Planning, Accessibility, Technology, Performance Measurement and Management, Input from Persons Served, Legal Requirements and Risk Management) and everything related to program – Medications, Program Service & Structure, Individual-Centered Program Design and Delivery as well as our specific programs – Community Housing, Community Integration (the Alcott Center) and Supported Living.

 

I am happy to report that Community Living Options received ZERO RECOMMENDATIONS. In fact, CLO has received zero recommendations during 6 of the last 8 surveys. This is all the more remarkable given only 3% of the organizations receive 0 recommendations.  CARF conducts more than 2800 surveys a year.

 

We could not achieve this milestone without the hard work of each and every employee of CLO.  From Support Staff to Executive Director to Board of Directors, we take the responsibilities of service to the people we support seriously, and it shows.

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