Our Mission

To educate and advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect; to prevent child abuse before it happens.

Our Vision

An involved and informed community where all children live free from abuse and neglect.

Our History

KCAN started in March 1976 by volunteers from the Service Club (now Junior League of Kalamazoo) in response to the concern of many agencies within the county about the issues of child abuse and neglect. In June 1978, the council was incorporated as a non-profit corporation and received 501(c)(3) tax status.


Erika Hamlet

Executive Director 

Marjorie Vaughan

Administrative Assistant

Samantha Kuebler

Program Educator 


Bobbi Casey


Amanda Heitman

Vice President


Christina Quick



Jaynie Fawley


Kelly Kucinich

Chris Ann Johnson

Daneshia Moore

Sara Helmer

Kristine Schomisch

Brenda O’Rourke

Alexis McKenrick

Darice Darby

Scott Cantrell

Your Title Goes Here

If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, we currently have openings for our Treasurer, religious leader, parent, general public and a business leader.

Please reach out to Erika Hamlet at executivedirector@kzoocan.org for more information and next steps.


Contact Info

1608 Lake Street, office 119
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001

(269) 552-4430

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