Kadima

Community Reflections

Hear from our community and staff on how Kadima is helping our clients move forward.

29Barbara is chair of Creative Expressions, a newly forming program at Kadima, which provides clients access to the hands-on arts learning experiences guided by artists, as well as access to arts and cultural activities throughout the community.

Written By: Barbara Kratchman

I’ve known about Kadima’s work since the organization’s earliest days and have always been impressed with the people of Kadima and their passion and dedication. They do a magnificent job meeting the need in our community...

  

Written By: Michael Rich

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I used to live in Traverse City some years ago, and that was where my mental illness started. I was in adult foster care homes and decided to move back down to Southeast Michigan. I was living in an apartment on my own for a while, and I realized that I needed a little bit more help and support…

 

 

Professional WideAt the Kadima Annual Meeting in 2016, Alex was honored as one of our Volunteers of the Year for his volunteer work with “Sports Talk,” his participation in the new Kadima Connections program and his involvement as a new Kadima Ambassador.


By Alex Scharg

I have always been passionate about giving back.

As a kid, my mother took me to the Jewish Home for the Aged, where I played the piano weekly for residents. I was also paired with an elderly woman, who openly spoke with me about life, family, and more.

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Priscilla Garrett is the Integrated Care Manager for Kadima’s Integrated Health Care Initiative, launched in 2016 and made possible by a $205,500 three-year grant from The Jewish Fund. She joined Kadima as a direct care worker in 2013 and was promoted upon completion of her board certification in 2016.


By Priscilla Garrett

Before I came back to Michigan to go to school, I worked at a group facility in Dallas. It inspired my desire to continue working in a group environment and supporting individuals who may traditionally be overlooked in the community. It didn’t take long to fall in love with Kadima and our clients...

As I started my last post right at the start of day one, without a clue of what I was in for, with four weeks of experience, I am still learning my way around. One thing I can say with absolute certainty is every single day is truly unpredictable. If you are anything like me, who has the attention span of a young child, unpredictable experiences are highly valued.