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Each year, Arbor Circle guides 13,000 people on journeys toward resilience. Tough times and hard choices are part of life—what matters is how we respond. That's why we help clients discover strengths, skills, and support networks for their journey. It's a story of resilience shaped through more than 35 programs and services, and it's a story you can join by getting involved.

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Spring Dinner 2014
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April 30, 2014
The Goei Center
This year’s Spring Dinner has a special focus on youth. We are honoring an individual who furthers Arbor Circle’s mission by helping youth and families find the strength to overcome and succeed by celebrating the work of Ben Emdin, an advocate for healthy kids and healthy families in West Michigan. We hope you will attend this dinner to learn about Ben’s impact and to hear how Arbor Circle is helping people discover the strength to overcome obstacles in their path.  Visit the Spring Dinner page to register and for more information.


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