Celebrating over 100 Years of Service!

Meet Jonathan Yarbrough our new Operations Manager in our latest Newsletter click here


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Welcome to the Douglass Community Association!

The Douglass Community Association is OPEN. Please do not drop your students off at the Douglass unless they are registered to a specific program. Please contact any specific agency you need within the Douglass for their hours of operation. (See our Programs page).

We pride ourselves in being a safe haven for our youth during our open scheduled times. However, during this time some programming is not up and running.

Diaper Distribution will be outside the building on Tuesdays, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon (or until diapers run out. Please contact our office for scheduled dates). We will have the Mobile Food Initiative outside the building on every third Wednesday.

Welcome to the Douglass Community Association
At Douglass, we want to ensure that effective, efficient, and quality opportunities are available for the development of families on the Northside of Kalamazoo. We provide services in behavioral health and recreation for youth, adults, and families.


To create a culture of equity and inclusion that transforms the lives of Northside residents and beyond through effective, efficient and quality opportunities.

Years of Service


Families Impacted in 2019

The DCA’s goal is to be a center for diverse and world-class services which empower the residents of the Northside and the greater Kalamazoo area to enhance their quality of life.

You have the power to change the lives of many today.

Space Rental

Douglass offers its facility to the entire community. It is available for groups who would like to hold meetings, receptions, or social gatherings.

Reserve Space

Youth Activities

The Douglass has two amazing programs for our young women and young men!  Check out the youth services page for more resources for youth!

Learn More

Adult & Family Services

Looking for some additional support and resources for your family?  We may have a service to help you.  Check out the Adult and Family Services!

Learn More

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


Become A Volunteer!

Recruiting, screening, and supervising volunteers with targeted skill sets will remain a priority in achieving agency goals, as well as developing new programming. 

Visit Us

1000 W. Paterson Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269.343.6185 Tel


Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8AM – 5PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed