February 20, 2023 – Gesher Human Services has issued a Request for Proposal for Graphic Design Services. Please click the link below for a copy of the Graphic Design Services RFP.
All proposals are due electronically by March 20, 2023 at 5:00pm.
Coming Soon: A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting on December 14-16 2022
We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, we may earn or continue accreditation.
As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are:
- Do we provide a clean and safe setting?
- Do you receive the services you need and want?
- Are you treated with respect?
- Do you take part in planning your services?
- Are you told what you need to know about your services?
- Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
- Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?
If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF International directly.
- Internet: www.carf.org/contact-us
- E-mail: [email protected]
- Mail: CARF International, 6951 East Southpoint Road, Tucson, AZ 85756, USA
- Telephone: (520) 495-7001
- Fax: (520) 318-1129
*CARF International — A group of companies that includes CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF Europe.
May 10, 2022 – Local nonprofit JVS + Kadima is hosting its third annual Frame of Mind Benefit and Arts Showcase on May 15. Guests will enjoy singing, music, dance, acting, and art while supporting Creative Expressions, the organization’s artistic enrichment program for adults with mental health challenges and intellectual or developmental disabilities.
The event, which takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, will showcase the talents of some of the Creative Expressions program participants alongside professionals from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Opera, and Matrix Theatre. The Professional musicians, singers, and actors collaborated with more than 20 JVS + Kadima members to create a musical theater production for the evening.
Additionally, College for Creative Studies artists worked with members to create visual art — including 10 5-foot-tall paintings — that will be displayed during the event.
“We are incredibly lucky to have the support of partners from some of the foremost creative institutions in Detroit,” says Paul Blatt, CEO and president of JVS + Kadima, in a press release. “They willingly devote time and resources to the clients we serve, allowing them to explore and develop their own artistic expression which we are now so happy to share during the Frame of Mind event.”
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online. Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and donations are accepted as well.
For more information, visit kadimacenter.org.
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April 26, 2022 – The event is offering a one-of-a-kind theatrical immersive evening with singing, music, dance, acting and art.
Maddie Berry loves to sing and has been performing for her family for as long as she can remember. Recently she got an opportunity she never thought would have been possible: vocal training with professionals at the Detroit Opera. “It has been a dream come true. They taught me about breathing work and how to sing from the diaphragm and I have really improved,” said Berry, 23, from Clawson.
Now, Berry will be performing at the third annual JVS + Kadima Frame of Mind Benefit and Arts Showcase, which will be held on May 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
The event is offering a one-of-a-kind theatrical immersive evening with singing, music, dance, acting and art. It will showcase the many talents of artists and performers, like Berry, who take part in Creative Expressions, an artistic enrichment program run by JVS + Kadima, in conjunction with performances by professional musicians, singers and actors with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Detroit Opera and the Matrix Theatre.
This year’s program is the first to include participants from two areas of JVS + Kadima since the Kadima and JVS Human Services organizations combined in January 2022. It includes individuals with serious mental health challenges who receive residential, educational and clinical services through Kadima, along with those with intellectual and developmental disabilities who take part in the organization’s Choices program offering activities and enrichments. It is also the first Frame of Mind to be held indoors; the 2020 event was offered virtually, and last summer’s program was held outdoors on the roof of the Detroit Opera building due to pandemic protocols.
“This is an amazing opportunity to highlight and share the talents and skills of the participants in our Creative Expressions program,” said CEO and President of JVS + Kadima Paul Blatt. “Thanks to the incredible amount of time devoted by our partners from some of the most influential artistic institutions in Detroit, our members have the opportunity to gain skills, confidence and share their beauty with the world.”
Creative Expression Program Coordinator Craig Nowak explained more about the event. “It is chiefly a musical theater production, created by Kadima members in collaboration with our Creative Expressions community partners. Matrix Theatre worked with our member to write, plan and act the play. The DSO and Creative Arts Therapies helped compose the musical portion and will be performing alongside our members, and Detroit Opera assisted in the choreography of a dance and singing portion of the evening,” Nowak said.
“There will also be Kadima and Choices art on display that was made with guidance by teaching artists from the College for Creative Studies.” This artwork includes 10 5-foot-tall paintings by participants of the Choices program.
JVS + Kadima Artists
Along with singer Maddie Berry, more than 20 JVS + Kadima members are taking part in Frame of Mind. One of these is Kenneth Rosenthal, an avid photographer whose work was recently accepted into the Oakland County Health Network traveling art exhibition. Rosenthal will have a short animation and story within the play and will also display his photography.
Sharon Glazer, another talented Kadima member, wrote a large portion of the play, created an animation for her story and will narrate her story.
Joel Kaufman was chiefly responsible for writing the storyline and developing the characters that drive the play’s theme. He painted the characters life-sized on wood and created the animation that will be presented at the opening of the play and at different times throughout. In addition, along with Glazer, his visual art will be displayed in a gallery-type setting along with other pieces of work from other Kadima and Choices members.
Creative Expressions programs take place throughout Metro Detroit, often at partner locations like the College for Creative Studies’ computer lab, at galleries, at parks and virtually. Some activities provided to Kadima, such as visual and performing arts, photography, writing, poetry, jewelry-making, dance and art-therapy, take place in the Lois and Milton Y. Zussman Activity Center in Southfield.
“Everything our artists are doing really blows me away,” said Nowak, who is himself an artist, specializing in painting and ceramics, and who was instrumental in the animation work that his students were able to achieve. “It is incredibly inspiring.”
Blatt says the event is an important example of how working together brings out the best in the community.“The reality is that this program happens because of the support of the community at large and the artistic community. Creative Expressions is philanthropically funded, and our Frame of Mind event demonstrates just how important the arts are to the people we serve,” he said.
As for Berry, she is excited about performing the song “Memory” from the musical Cats on May 15. “I am so happy I can share my talent,” she said. However, perhaps more importantly, she credits the staff and fellow Clubhouse attendees as helping her heal from her illness. “They have taught me to be a happier person,” she says. “I consider Kadima to be part of my family.”
For sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets for Frame of Mind, which are $100, go to the events page at www.kadimacenter.org.To learn more about the Creative Expressions Program, contact Craig Nowak at (248) 663-4345 or [email protected].
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (March 1, 2022) – JVS Human Services is holding a Mind Matters event with free mental health resources on Thursday, March 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
January 14, 2022 – JVS Human Services released a Request for Proposal for Auditing and Tax Services. Please email Marie Sickon-Burke at [email protected] for a copy of the Audit and Tax Services RFP.
All proposals are due electronically by February 25, 2022 at 5:00pm.