Client Receives “New Lease on Life”
Jamie has suffered panic attacks his entire life. Living undiagnosed – he dealt with the attacks as part of his daily routine – until one day shortly after his 30th birthday. Departing from the office building where he worked, he suddenly found it impossible to make the descent to the ground floor.... Read More
Teen Gets Life Back on Track with CG Support
After graduating from high school Phyllis was forced to leave her job and her friends behind when she and her mother moved. The 17-year-old resented her mother’s decision, pushing their already rocky relationship to breakpoint. What was once arguing escalated to intense physical encounters. “If I... Read More
Counseling Helps Survivor Grieve, Move Forward
“I hope it’s not someone I know,” Rita said, referring to her mother’s killer. However, it was someone Rita knew that stabbed her 92-year-old mother or “Granny,” as her close friends called her, Memorial weekend 2004 in Highland Twp.
The police detectives on her mother’s case referred Rita... Read More
Homeless Youth Finds Security, Purpose with CG Help
At age 14, Armon was living on the streets stealing to survive. For his crimes he spent five years in a juvenile detention facility. Upon his release, he thought he had no other option but to return to the streets and, if he was lucky, occasionally a friend’s couch. Then he was introduced to Common... Read More
Common Ground News
Common Ground Saving Taxpayers Money
Common Ground saves taxpayers’ money by providing other options for people that require mental health services. 40% of adults with mental illness are arrested at some point in their life – almost half of them had not committed a crime! In 2015, Common Ground helped 431 people avoid unnecessary incarceration and thus, saved Oakland County […]
New Survivors of Homicide Victims’ Support Group Dates!
This FREE ten-session group features structured topics and guest speakers to provide support to those facing the loss of a loved one due to homicide. This is a closed group after the second session so prior registration is helpful to ensure cohesiveness. The new group begins February 8, 2017 and meets every Wednesday from 7 p.m. until […]
Legal Clinic Holiday Closures
The evening session of the Legal Clinic will be closed on Tuesday December 27, 2016 and Tuesday January 3, 2017. Please inform all callers to the crisis line seeking legal services or any other contacts through other means.
No Legal Clinic Sessions on 11/22 and 11/24
However, please note that the clinic will be open for the morning session, at the Oakland County Law […]
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no legal clinic sessions this week. Next week, the clinic will resume normal operations.
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Have a great holiday!