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COVID-19 UPDATE: In order to prioritize the health and safety of the most vulnerable among us during a global pandemic, we have cancelled in-person classes and events, or we have switched to online meetings. To learn more, click here

We are still distributing Naloxone to anyone in need. We are also still available for consultations and resource recommendations. Text or call 269-224-0566.

About Us

COPE is an outreach, prevention, and education organization focused on substance use and recovery. 


We provide resources and education related to addiction, recovery, harm reduction, and overdose prevention. In addition, we offer recreational programs related to art, music, and movement. 

COPE is also a network of compassionate people coming together to support drug users and the recovery community.

Our Services

Classes, Meetings, and Events

Check this page for detailed descriptions of our classes, support group meetings, and events, or see calendar below.

Kalamazoo Harm Reduction

COPE is the fiduciary for Kalamazoo Harm Reduction, an organization that partners with CARES and Recovery Institute to distribute harm reduction supplies.

Overdose Prevention Trainings 

ACES Presentations

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, also known as ACES, looks at how trauma in childhood affects health outcomes in adulthood. To set up a presentation for your organization or to learn more, click here.

To set up an overdose prevention training for individuals, groups, or organizations, or to obtain a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit, click here.

Resources by County

To the best of our ability, we have compiled a list of addiction related resources in Southwest Michigan's 8 counties. To view this list or to add a resource, click here.


Unless marked otherwise, all of our programs are sanctioned by the Kalamazoo Drug Court. This means we can sign papers for classes like yoga and guitar just as is done at NA or AA. For more information, click here.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to help us out.

If you're interested in volunteering your time, teaching a class, or hosting an event at our facility click here.

To help support us financially check out our Patreon and contribute a small monthly amount, or click the donate link below. We are also always looking for donations of instruments, art/craft supplies, and miscellaneous items for our facility. For a full list click here.

*We are a licensed non-profit 501(c)(3) and donations to us are tax deductable.

if you have general questions, reach out to us or view the frequently asked questions page.


if you or someone you love is struggling with substance use disorder and you are concerned for them or need support for yourself, please don't hesitate to reach out to us however you feel most comfortable.


at cope we are a community of people with lived experience as well as families and friends of people affected by substance use disorder. we are eager to help any way we can.

hours: open during scheduled activities


call only: 269-580-8290
call or text: 269-224-0566

2705 Virginia Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

to report use of a naloxone kit: click here

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