Established by Public Act 258, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, provides mental health services to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, children with a severe emotional disturbance, and individuals with a developmental disability, residing in the county.
Services are available to eligible persons regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual preference, marital status, religion, physical or mental handicaps, and/or ability to pay. Funds to provide the services are received from governmental appropriations, Michigan's Department of Community Health, the United Way, donations, special grants and fees for services provided.
Washtenaw County Health Organization (WCHO) was the Community Mental Health Board for Washtenaw County under the Mental Health Code. The WCHO managed public mental health and substance abuse funds. Its provider network consisted of a full array of specialty services.
Community Support & Treatment Services (CSTS) provides mental health services under a contract with the WCHO. A county department, CSTS changed its' name in May, 2002 from Washtenaw County Community Mental Health.
State guideline changes in 2014 led to the formation of the Behavioral Health Task Force to ensure all guidelines were met in the most efficient and fiscally responsible manner possible.
As a result WCHO was dissolved, CSTS met the requirement under the code ,and as of October 1, 2015 restored its original name, Community Mental Health.
In December 2016, after a very involved strategic planning process which included feedback from Washtenaw community members, consumers and their families, CMH staff, Providers, the WCCMH Board, and other community stakeholders an updated Mission, Vision, & Values statement was approved.
To promote hope, recovery, resilience, quality of life, and wellness in Washtenaw County by providing high quality, integrated services to eligible individuals.
All residents can secure supports to improve their quality of life, and reach their full potential.
We provide the highest level of service to promote recovery, quality of life and self-sufficiency through proven and innovative practices. We recognize that the foundation of excellent service is our relationships.
We believe in the capacity for change at every stage of development. We grow through shared learning, lived experiences and mentoring.
We cultivate well-being through a commitment to physical and emotional safety, active listening, and a culture of appreciation.
Together we build a welcoming, respectful environment for all people. Through active engagement and shared decision-making, we build a stronger community.
We develop strong, trusting partnerships with the people we serve, in our broader community, and within our own organization.
We are accountable to those we serve, to the larger community, and to each other for the ethical, effective, and efficient use of our resources.