Strengthen Crisis Services and Supports

Project Name:
Grand Traverse Center for Mental Wellness

Team Leaders, Members and their Organizational Affiliations:
LEADERS

  • Joanie Blamer Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
  • Kate Dahlstrom – NAMI-Grand Traverse and BDAI
  • Terri Lacroix-Kelty – Munson Medical Center

Participating Agencies

  • Munson Medical Center
  • Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
  • Addiction Treatment Services
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
  • Grand Traverse County (commission, courts, law enforcement)
  • Catholic Human Services
  • Goodwill Northern MI
  • Before During and After Incarceration
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Leelanau County (commission, courts, law enforcement)
  • Child and Family Services of Northwestern MI
  • Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Individual Practitioners and Natural Supports
  • Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
  • Michigan United
  • Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness 
  • Grand Traverse Drug Free Coalition
  • Rotary Charities

September 2022 Behavioral Health Summit Materials

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.

Developed a business plan for the Grand Traverse Center for Mental Wellness. Explored options for an appropriate fiduciary to receive donations. Explored potential locations for the crisis center.  Working with a grant-funded Project Director.  Supporting stepping-stones to the center (Welcoming Center – Crisis Stabilization Unit; Crisis Residential for adults).

Secured funding for and hired tbdSolutions to act as the project director for the Grand Traverse Center for Mental Wellness. Distributed the business plan for the center to solicit community feedback. Supported procurement of $4.8 million in Federal and State appropriations to NLCMH.

  • Capital fundraising
  • Determine location and design for building
  • Develop an operational plan.
  • Create a sustainable funding plan for the center
  • Help support our progress by joining our project and donating time and/or resources to the development of the Crisis Center!
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

April 2022 Behavioral Health Summit Materials

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!
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS