Community Reflections

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


Written By: Eric Adelman


Recently, we celebrated my favorite night of the year: Kadima’s Community Awards Night. As the start of a new year for Kadima, it is opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come and what we have planned ahead. It is an evening that inspires me, long after the celebration....



DaliaDalia Rubenstein is the 2018 JOIN Intern for Kadima. Dalia is going to be a junior at Michigan State University and is studying Psychology.


Written by: Dalia Rubenstein 

Kadima means forward and that’s exactly what this internship did; it helped me to move forward. Lessons I’ve learned here will stick with me when I’m moving on to a career after college. I knew I wanted to have an internship this summer and being that I’m passionate about mental health advocacy, I thought Kadima would be a good fit for me. I was right....



Andrew began his work with Kadima in March of 2017, serving as Kadima's Finance Director. Andrew also oversees Kadima's IT support and facility management, among other responsibilities.



Written By: Andrew Thompson

As I complete my first full year with Kadima I begin to reflect on the past twelve months. I came to Kadima with a mixed background. All of my previous positions were finance related. However, none of which were in health care. More specifically, in mental health...






David Coleman has been with Kadima for 11 years! David serves as a Direct Care Worker in one of Kadima's 24-hour care homes, providing constant care and support to our clients.


Written By: David ColemanDavid

Prior to working with Kadima, I served as an Operation Specialist in the U.S. Navy. I have now been with Kadima for 11 years because I enjoy what I do for the clients. I have become an advocate for people with mental health challenges since joining Kadima...


Yifat Clein has recently joined Kadima as the Intake/Quality and Compliance Coordinator. Prior to Kadima, she worked in a community mental health agency in Detroit, and with the Jewish community of Oakland County. She has a passion for health and wellness, affordable housing and food justice.yifatcrop

Written By: Yifat Clein


I will start with a little bit of background. I was born in Israel and have been living in the U.S. for the past 10 years. Growing up in a tight knit social environment influenced my drive to pursue a career that involves working with other people...