Today, Michigan people who use Direct Care Workers to support their overall wellbeing are stressed to the point of suffering. Those workers aren’t being paid enough to stay on the job. As a result, many people and families are heading toward a state of emergency. But how far away is the crisis? We need your […]

Groups In Opposition to Senate Bills 597 & 598

Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Groups in Opposition to Senate Bills 597 and 598 As of February 2, 2022 TAKE ACTION NOW! Disability and other Consumer Advocate Groups The Arc Michigan Association for Children’s Mental Health Michigan’s Children Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute Michigan Disability Rights Coalition Michigan United Cerebral Palsy […]

Michigan Behavioral Health Coalition

Michigan Behavioral Health Coalition   Here in Michigan, we’ve come a long way when it comes to helping people with mental illness and developmental disabilities live the way they want to. But there’s still much more to be done. Today’s network of behavioral health supports must change at the point of service delivery to make it easier for […]

We Want To Hear From You!

      We want to hear from you! Click below for a short survey (less than 10 questions) so we can learn about your experience with self-directing community mental health services. Respond to this survey if you are: Someone with a disability who receives community mental health supports A family member of an individual who receives […]

Please Support HB 4353 to Ensure All Copays Count

Michigan House of Representatives, For individuals living with rare and chronic conditions, like hemophilia, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, the high cost of treatment has a direct impact on patient access. Many patients and their families rely on copay assistance programs from manufacturers and nonprofit organizations to afford the medications they need to […]

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Time is running out!

For Immediate Release February 22, 2021 Contact: Stephanie Van Koevering, 517-974-6065   Urgent state action needed to protect Michigan’s most vulnerable residents this week Michigan Direct Care Workers will see a drastic wage cut March 1 without action.   Without urgent action by the Michigan Legislature, the state’s Direct Care Workers, who take care of […]


PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NEED COVID-19 VACCINE NOW!   PLEASE JOIN US IN ASKING GOVERNOR WHITMER AND THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (MDHHS) FOR: · An immediate upgrade in vaccine priority status, from 1C to 1B, for all Michiganders with disabilities, aged 16-64 · Accessible materials for vaccine education, outreach, registration and delivery · Fully accessible […]