Grand Rapids, Mich., June 13, 2016- West Michigan nonprofit organizations Arbor Circle and Pathways, MI announce they will merge October 1, 2016.
In 2015, Pathways, MI and Arbor Circle entered into an Affiliation Agreement to maximize efficiencies by utilizing shared services, and further collaboration for expansion of services across 11 counties in West Michigan. Both organizations’ Boards of Directors voted to further their current relationship to provide services to thousands across West Michigan.
“This partnership has evolved over the last year allowing us to better serve and impact the lives of more children, adults and families through our combined efforts. We are excited for what the future holds,” said Arbor Circle President and CEO Jack Greenfield.
In May, Beth Larsen was announced as the new Director of Pathways, MI and will begin July 5. Larsen is joining the organization from the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation where she has been the Director of Grants and Nonprofit Services since 2013. Prior to that role, she was the Director of Supportive Services at the Center for Women in Transition for more than six years.
Pathways, MI Board of Directors President Nancy Miller stated, “We look forward to welcoming Beth as our new Director. Her passion for the Lakeshore community and for human services will benefit Pathways staff and those we serve. She brings solid experience and talent to this new role, and we are grateful for her leadership going forward.”
Beginning in October, the two organizations will join programs and services for mental health, substance use, family concerns, adoption, foster care and prevention.
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