Non-profit organizations JVS Human Services and Kadima, both serving Detroit, Michigan, announced plans to merge. The merger is slated to close in early 2022. A new name for the combined organization is being explored. JVS provides social services and vocational programs, including services for people with developmental disabilities. Kadima provides behavioral health services, including supportive housing, for adults with mental health challenges.
On August 2, 2021, the boards of directors of both organizations voted to merge to create a new single organization. It will provide a broader continuum of care, more robust and higher quality programs, and overall better outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
The plans call for Paul J. Blatt, current JVS president and chief executive officer, will continue in that role to lead the new organization. Aubrey Macfarlane, JVS executive vice president and chief operating officer, will also remain in her role after the merger. Eric Adelman, Kadima executive director, will be the executive vice president and chief advancement officer of the new organization.
There are no plans for reducing programs, but the organizations do anticipate savings through shared operational and administrative efficiencies. The new organization intends to re-invest the savings into programs that directly benefit and support underserved community members, such as those with developmental disabilities, autism, or mental illness. They anticipate that deeper investments in areas of clinical services and compliance will allow for more data-based decision making and impact measurement.
JVS Human Services provides counseling, training, and supportive services for people with disabilities, job seekers, seniors, and others in need. JVS Human Services provided services to nearly 12,000 metro-Detroit residents during 2020.
Kadima provides comprehensive residential, therapeutic, and social services to all people with mental health needs in the Detroit, Michigan area. Inspired by Jewish values, Kadima delivers these services while providing education and outreach to the broader community to ensure positive mental health outcomes for all.
This was reported by JVS Human Services and Kadima on August 6, 2021.
Contact information: Paul J. Blatt, President and Chief Executive Officer, JVS Human Services, Rose and Sidney Diem Headquarters Building, 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076; 248-559-5000; Fax: 248-559-0773; Website: https://www.jvshumanservices.org/
Contact information: Eric Adelman, Executive Director, Kadima, 15999 W. Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076; 248-559-8235; Fax: 248-559-0229; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://www.kadimacenter.org/