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Join us for Urban Alliance LIFE Camps!

Help provide area youth with tools and resources to step outside the cycles of gun violence within Kalamazoo.
Camps held 6/14, 7/11 & 8/16.
 
Learn more about LIFE Camps!

Floyd Matthews

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Director of Recovery and Supportive Services

Floyd Matthews was born in the inner city of Baltimore. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. He is a Certified Addictions counselor and supervisor with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. He has worked in the mental health and addiction field for more than a decade. Floyd has also volunteered in senior citizens’ homes assisting families in understanding co-dependence and substance use issues among family members. Floyd has a passion for helping those who struggle with mental health and addiction complications. He credits his personal victory over the disease of addictions to God, treatment, and, the program and fellowship of Narcotic Anonymous.

In his free time, Floyd enjoys reading and listening to lectures on various subjects. He also enjoys fellowshipping with others, and learning about the evolution of mental health. His goal is to develop a naturopathic approach to substance use and mental health. The family structure is essential and working with the youth is equally important. Floyd believes that if we can provide our youth with the necessary skills to live a productive life, we can begin to eradicate generational poverty.  As he says, “Teach them as children, but do not treat them as children.”