Kadima was established in 1984 in response to deplorable conditions that existed in the adult foster care system.
In 1989, Kadima began to expand its housing services and now operates a continuum of residential services ranging from 24 hour licensed care, to community living supports for individuals living in their own homes.
In 2001, with the support of many generous donors, Kadima successfully completed a capital campaign and purchased the Henrietta and Herbert Charfoos Kadima Center in Southfield which now houses the administrative and counseling services.
In May 2005, Kadima opened the Lois and Milton Y. Zussman Activity Center that provides daily activities such as vocational support, community volunteer opportunities, healthy cooking lessons, art and crafts activities, as well as offering individuals with an opportunity for social, recreational and peer interactions.
In 2015, Kadima expanded its mission and created a strategic plan to ensure that our capabilities, accomplishments and reputation are best suited to meet the community’s need for positive mental health outcomes. During this year, Kadima also rebranded, including the development of a new logo, website and social media expansion.
In 2016, Kadima established an integrated care model by hiring a full-time nurse to provide coordination of medical and psychiatric care, screening for co-morbid illnesses and medical advocacy. In addition, the new Creative Expressions Program was developed to enhance creative programming, education and therapeutic interventions for the people Kadima serves.
Kadima is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.