Welcome to Community Living Options

Community Living Options (CLO)  is a private, non-profit organization serving adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and / or substance use disorders throughout Kalamazoo County.

CLO provides these services through specialized residential homes, supported independent living programs and skill building day program services in southwest Michigan.


Community Living Options 626 Reed Avenue Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001 (269) 343-6355

Fi's Corner

It has been exciting to watch the transformation in our parking lot of the Town and Country Grocery Store. A new store front and sign are more welcoming and add a tremendous amount of pride to the Edison neighborhood.

One block down, our own building is being leased by Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. But in that building, there is another transition occurring. With the new regions formed in the State of Michigan, Kalamazoo is now part of a bigger entity called "Southwest Michigan Behavior Health". Kalamazoo is now one of nine CMH systems under this region. This was a collaborative effort mandated by Governor Snyder pursuant to the Michigan Mental Health Code.

The SWMBH designated area encompasses the following Michigan counties: Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren. A regional entity is an independent public governmental entity, and is separate from the counties that establish it. The Board of Directors, which consist of membership from each of the participant CMH boards, maintains authority for the new entity. They have hired Bradly Casemore as CEO of SWMBH.

Jeff Patton remains the CEO of the Kalamazoo CMH, and the other counties will retain their CEO'S as well. We appreciate all of the advocacy provided by Jeff during the transition. Jeff has always been a champion of the provider network.

We look forward to watching and being part of this new endeavor, trusting that the leaders involved will continue to move forward with meeting the needs of our consumers and our community.