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Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center

1037 Interfaith Boulevard, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Emily Demorest, Neighborhood Network Center Coordinator

The Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center is a nonprofit center affiliated with Interfaith Homes. The Center is dedicated to building links with the greater Kalamazoo community to enhance the lives of Interfaith Homes residents. Programs and services focus on providing opportunities for education, training and supportive services related to employment, job skills and self-sufficiency.

Programs and Services
Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center programs are offered throughout the year. Sessions include:

Adult Education Programs
Adult Literacy
Computer Classes (basic keyboarding, internet use and Windows operations)
Financial Literacy
Food & Nutrition (reading labels, cooking and food safety)
Prevention Works – Strengthening Families (parenting and coping skills for families with children ages 10 – 14)
Sidewalk Ministry (faith-based motivational discussion and activities)
Walking Club
Workforce Development (job board, resume help, faxing and copying)

Youth Programs
4-H Garden Club (educational activities during summer and fall)
CAPS (Community Advocates for Parents & Students after-school tutoring)
Kalamazoo Public Schools Lift Up Through Literacy — literacy for infants to middle school children
Kalamazoo Public Schools – Summer Feeding Program (nutritious lunch for youth under age 18)
Peer Power (strategies to deal with peer pressure and resist violence)
Prevention Works (Dive Into Diversity)
Prevention Works Classes (tobacco prevention classes)
Summer Achievements (various activities that promote learning during the summer months)
Youth Advisory Council (for young people ages 14-20 to plan and host activities and events)
Youth Bible Club (faith-based character-building and decision-making skills)
Youth Opportunities Unlimited – Work Experience Program (job skills using real world experiences)

For a current schedule of all Interfaith Homes Neighborhood Network Center programs and activities, please contact the Center office at 269.382.5771 or .

To find additional resources in our community, click the links below:

Borgess Medical Center — www.borgess.com
Bronson Methodist Hospital — www.bronsonhealth.com
Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center — www.communityhealingcenter.org
Kalamazoo County Human Services — www.kalcounty.com
Healthy Babies, Healthy Start — www.kalcounty.com/hcs/hbhs/index.htm
Prevention Works — www.prevention-works.org

Davenport University — www.davenport.edu
Kalamazoo College — www.kzoo.edu
Kalamazoo Public Library — www.kpl.gov
Kalamazoo Public Schools — www.kalamazoopublicschools.com
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) — www.kresa.org
Kalamazoo Valley Community College — www.kvcc.edu
Western Michigan University — www.wmich.edu

City of Kalamazoo — www.kalamazoocity.org
Michigan Works — www.michiworks.org or www.mseskal.org or www.michigan.gov/careers
Neighborhood Networks — www.neighborhoodnetworks.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — www.hhs.gov
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — www.hud.gov

Other Resources
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) — www.aarp.org
American Red Cross — www.greaterkzooredcross.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters — A Community of Caring — www.bbbsmi.org
Boys & Girls Club — www.bgckalamazoo.com
Food Bank of Central Michigan — www.foodbankofscm.org