Kadima

Community Reflections

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

 Richard is a board member emeritus and longtime Kadima donor who continues to support Kadima’s annual Golf Tournament and continues to participate in an of-counsel role in the development of the agency.

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Written By: Richard Ludwig

In 2001, I was sitting with my family at a holiday dinner. The tragedy of 9/11 was still raw in our minds, and we were discussing how challenging the world is becoming and how difficult it would be for nonprofits going forward in a vulnerable and uncertain economy. At this dinner, we all decided we would do something more in the community...

 

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...