Who We Are
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; FREE tax preparation; provide support and encouragement.
Who We Serve
KDC proudly serves all people which is clearly identified through our inclusion policy: Kalamazoo Deacons Conference serves all people and does not discriminate against or exclude any person from agency services or volunteer participation on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical or mental abilities, philosophy of life or living, religious beliefs or practices, marital status, familial status, protected disability, height, weight, veteran status, citizenship or religious preference. Whereas KDC serves everyone and all people, hiring individuals who are unauthorized to work in the United States is illegal, therefore we respectfully comply with this law.
The two primary objects of our vision are to:
- Lift up our community by providing the “hand up” needed with job skills training to empower individuals to provide and sustain life’s basic provisions for themselves and their families through S.T.E.P (Skills, Training, Empowerment and Purpose) job skills training program.
- Hold up our community by providing the "hand out" needed through tangible services like clothing, furniture, household items, personal care items, prescription co-pays, bus tokens, food, and emergency financial assistance. These individuals are our community members (from all socio-economic and diverse backgrounds) who have met up with difficult circumstances on their journey through life.