Kalamazoo Hope was started in 2012 as Kalamazoo County Resources Nexus (KCRN), by Scott Anderson. Originally, it focused on helping individuals in the Kalamazoo County area connect with needed services. As an individual who is disabled and unable to engage in mainstream work, it was necessary for him to found and run the service with a portion of his disability stipend. He has worked with his symptoms since early childhood.
In 2018, Scott decided to shift his work to focus on provide access to resources related to psychological health. As someone who has worked with having a psychological condition, he has been able to apply his personal experiences with mental health symptoms, as well as the efforts he has made to address them, into offering a unique and informed perspective to aid those taking their first steps towards mental health challenges.
Scott was born and raised in Portage, Michigan; his interests include writing, French, psychology, board games, music, reading, and computers. Current goals of his include being published, finishing his four-year degree (he currently has a two-year from KVCC), and seeing where Kalamazoo Hope takes him.