What we do


For 40 years, Common Ground has been dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis. The agency provides a lifeline for runaway and homeless youths, families in crisis, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

Common Ground serves more than 40,000 individuals per year through various programs and is supported by state and federal grants and contracts, individual and corporate contributions, the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority and United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Common Ground News

Mark Your Calendars:  41st Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair is Sept. 19-20 Mark Your Calendars: 41st Annual Birmingham Street Art Fair is Sept. 19-20

Join us for a weekend of fun that raises funds to help support our programs and services!

Call for Entries: Healing Power of the Arts Call for Entries: Healing Power of the Arts

A traveling “all media” show featuring local artists who have used art as a healing tool. Great news– the deadline has been extended!

Fall, 2015 Volunteer Crisis Training Schedule Now Available Fall, 2015 Volunteer Crisis Training Schedule Now Available

Contact Crisis Volunteer coordinator Melissa Hope for information at 248-451-2614.

Certified Peers Provide Support to People on Journey to Recovery Certified Peers Provide Support to People on Journey to Recovery

Peer support is about getting help from someone who has been there. Peers share with one another their experiences, strength and hope–a powerful combination for recovery.

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