Common Ground

Common Ground provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youths. Helping people in need for more than 40 years, Common Ground serves more than 70,000 individuals per year. The majority of services are free of charge and 93 percent of every dollar received goes to direct service.

Experiencing a personal or family crisis or know someone who is?
We can help. Call our 24-hour Crisis and Resource Hotline at 1.800.231.1127 for free and confidential counseling, information and referrals.
  • Common Ground News

    Agency’s Signature Fundraiser Celebrates 40th Year Agency’s Signature Fundraiser Celebrates 40th Year

    Volunteer for the Birmingham Street Art Fair! Call 248-451-8150 for more information.

    Updated Schedule of SOS Support Group Sessions Now Available Updated Schedule of SOS Support Group Sessions Now Available

    The first group on Sept. 1 is rescheduled to Sept. 15 due to the Labor Day Holiday.

    What the New “Service Wait List Policy” Means for CG Service Recipients What the New “Service Wait List Policy” Means for CG Service Recipients

    OCCMHA revises the way it delivers services due to funding reduction.

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    Mental Health News

    Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD

    Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds.

    Anxiety Medications May Be Tied to Alzheimer's Risk

    Researchers say long-term use of drugs in older adults is a concern.

    Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays

    But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism.

    10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use

    Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says.