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Thursday, March 3, 2016
In March 2014, Arbor Circle began working with Partners for a Racism-Free Community (PRFC). PRFC assists organizations with assessing their environment and culture to be more inclusive and racism-free using the “I CARE Organizational Assessment”. “I CARE” is an acronym for “Institutional Challenge to Achieve Racial Equity”. The assessment focuses on six target...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
In September 2015, Arbor Circle launched an initiative to expand programs and services for runaway and homeless youth in West Michigan by raising $900,000 over the next three years. Arbor Circle is the only agency in West Michigan with a full range of care designed just for runaway and homeless youth and for more than 40 years, we have walked with thousands of youth in every step of their...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
More than 70 percent of Arbor Circle clients served in 2015 report having experienced childhood trauma. Arbor Circle has joined the movement to prevent and address trauma by embracing a Trauma Informed approach to care.  Research consistently demonstrates the more trauma a child experiences, the worse their overall health outcomes become. Examples of such traumas include: sexual,...