First Annual Kalamazoo Wellness & Recovery Fair

First Annual Kalamazoo Wellness & Recovery Fair

We would like to thank everyone who helped make our First Annual Kalamazoo Wellness & Recovery Fair a resounding success!  We all celebrated Recovery & Wellness together on September 17, 2015 in honor of National Recovery Month in downtown Kalamazoo's Bronson Park.  So many people pitched in to make the event come alive. Sixteen people in recovery sponsored booths to showcase their talents, along with an awesome DJ, great live music and a photo-booth.  We also have to thank Gorilla Gourmet Food Truck for providing killer tacos.  Please keep in touch with us over the next year, by following the event facebook page, so together we can celebrate again next year.  The Fair was planned and organized by the Peer Collaborative, a committee of people in recovery (peers) who are advocates for empowering people to succeed in recovery from substance use and mental health concerns. Recovery Institute was fortunate enough to serve as the Fair fiduciary and meeting place for all the planners. Please join us in taking a moment to give a special thanks to our principal moral supporters and financial sponsors for the fair:

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

 The following organizations added flavor and information by sponsoring  booths:

1. Overeaters Anonymous

2. Ministry with Community

3. InterAct of Michigan

4. The Alano Club

5. The Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan

6. Gospel Mission

7. National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kalamazoo

8. Celebrate Recovery

9. Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Kalamazoo

10. Keystone Drop In

11. Mothers of Hope

12. Borgess Medical Center

13. Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

14. Douglass Community Center

15. Community Living Options

16. Victory Clinical Services

17. Families Against Narcotics

19. PUG – Phase Up Group

20. Creative Awakenings

21. Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo

22. Gryphon Place

23. Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

24. Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health

25. Family & Children Services

26. GFM Synergy Center

27. Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Stakeholders

28. WMU Behavioral Health Services