Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
1010 N. Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo MI, 49007
Office Hours Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Guest services Monday - Thursday 9:30am-11:30am & 1:00pm-3:00pm
Donations Accepted Monday -Friday 9:00am-4:30pm 1st and 3rd Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
HAND UP!The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference (KDC) lifts up our community by providing the “hand up” needed with job skills training that empowers individuals to provide and sustain life’s basic provisions for themselves and their families. KDC is preparing to launch the Kalamazoo Development Center (KDC II) S.T.E.P (Skills, Training, Empowerment and Purpose) Job Skills Training program January 12, 2015.
Each program is 13 weeks and provides an opportunity to those unemployed, underemployed and the never employed with skills and behaviors necessary for successful employment. The S.T.E.P. program seeks to equip program participants with certification in retail, computers and custodial services for the purpose of obtaining employment and building a broad range of skills that will help them succeed both professionally and personally. S.T.E.P. has four main objectives; they are to:
- Prepare individuals for work.
- Provide jobseekers with necessary pre-employment skills.
- Empower individuals for success.
- Promote job retention and advancement.
Mission:The mission of the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis.
Services:Distribute FREE clothing, furniture, household items, financial assistance; retail job training; provide support and encouragement.
Area Served:Southwest Michigan.