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About us

Just like the people we serve, Arbor Circle is in the midst of a journey toward resilience. As the result of the merger of four organizations in 1996, Arbor Circle has become one of West Michigan’s most comprehensive providers of mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family development programs. Part of this journey involves striving to be inclusive and racism-free, so that every individual feels welcomed and wanted in the Arbor Circle environment.  Learn more about us by watching a video about our mission, programs, and approach.

Despite being a large social service organization, our team is nimble and adaptive – the kinds of skills that times like these demand. We are actively engaged in identifying emerging community needs, advocating for new ways of assisting people, and bringing ideas and questions to our work. We do this with:
  • A team of more than 170 counselors and 30 mentors, over 60% of whom have Master’s level qualifications. 

  • More than 50 counseling, education, and prevention programs addressing everything from school readiness and child abuse prevention to substance use and homelessness.

  • More than 20,000 children, youth, families, and adults who seek our services each year throughout West Michigan.

  • More than a dozen community partners that connect to our mission with financial support, data sharing, collaborative planning and programming, and more. 

  • A special approach that helps us think differently about the community and work more compassionately with the people we support. 
Our mission is to transform the lives of children, adults and families facing mental health, substance use and family concerns in a caring partnership with our clients and diverse community. 
Our vision is to become the leader in providing innovative and proven approaches that help individuals and families experience hope and healing. 
Part of this journey involves striving to be inclusive and racism-free so every individual feels welcomed and wanted at Arbor Circle, including both our staff and the clients we serve.

We are striving to promote racial equity within our organization to have a positive impact on our staff, clients and those across the region.