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Highlights from 2011

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Arbor Circle serves children, youth, adults, and families in Kent, Ottawa, and Newaygo Counties. Many of the clients we serve are struggling to make ends meet, and our services help them close gaps in their mental health care and physical well-being, as well as get back on their feet, learn new skills, and make healthy choices so they can become more self-sufficient. 

2011 highlights

  • More than 11,000 clients were served. Of those, 86% were from households with annual incomes of less than $25,000. We continue to serve a diverse cross-section of West Michigan: 62% of clients were Caucasian, 23% were African American, 12% were Hispanic or Latino, 1% were Asian, and 2% were Native American. 
  • In 2011, 600 youth were served through Community Youth Prevention Services, which connects with youth where they are and with relevant resources to make healthy choices now and in the future. More than 85% of participants reported that they improved their ability to make better choices and decisions as a result of the services.
  • Arbor Circle collaborated in the launch of  Baby Scholars, a Believe 2 Become initiative sponsored by the DeVos Family Foundation. Through Arbor Circle and other community programs, Baby Scholars will provide group-based parent education and other resources to improve the literacy skills of young children, so that all children are prepared for kindergarten. Arbor Circle hopes to serve 960 families through the initiative in 2012.
  • We began to implement an Electronic Health Record management system, a process that involves intensive staff training and new
  • technology. This will result in more efficient client care and improved record keeping. The system was introduced in our outpatient treatment program in October 2011 and will roll out to the entire agency in 2012.

Read more about our latest work and download the 2011 annual report at