Action Team #6

Project Name:
Developing a Crisis Wellness Center

Team Leaders, Members and their Organizational Affiliations:

  • Kate Dahlstrom – NAMI-Grand Traverse and BDAI
  • Sarah Hubbell – Leelanau County Family Court
  • Terri Lacroix-Kelty – Munson Medical Center


  • Judy Barrett
  • Joanie Blamer – Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority
  • Brendan Franklin
  • Ryan Hannon – Goodwill Northern Michigan
  • Chris Hindbaugh – Addiction Treatment Services
  • Stacey Kaminski – NLCMHA
  • Claire Scerback
  • Paula Smith – Child and Family Services of NWMI
  • Toni Stanfield – BDAI
  • Kristine Wilmoth – BDAI

Participating Agencies

  • Munson Medical Center
  • ATS- Addiction Treatment Services
  • PineRest Christian Mental Health
  • GT County Sheriff’s Dept
  • CHS- Catholic Human Services
  • Goodwill Northern MI
  • BDAI- Before During and After Incarceration
  • NAMI Grand Traverse- National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Leelanau Courts
  • Child and Family Services of Northwestern MI
  • TBCAC- Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Individual Practitioners and Natural Supports
  • Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

There are not enough resources in the region to treat those in behavioral health crises. Those that do exist are geographically isolated, leaving large portions of the region without access to care in case of a crisis.

Cooperated with local initiatives to being developing a business and operational plan for a crisis center. Explored options for an appropriate fiduciary to receive donations. Inventoried professionals in the area in order to identify and share therapists and clinicians. Explored potential locations for the crisis center.

Secured funding for and developed an operational and business plan for the crisis center. This will be used for fundraising in the future. Identified exemplar crisis support services across the country to use as models for regional development.

  • Fundraise to secure a building for the Crisis Center.
  • Implement the operational and business plans.
  • Help support our progress by joining our project and donating whatever you can to the development of the Crisis Center!