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988 - Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support, resources and follow up to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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If you prefer a nonverbal conversation text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org – You are not alone.

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In-Person Services

Mobile Crisis Intervention & Recovery Teams

Our mobile teams provide recovery oriented crisis intervention to people throughout Oakland and Genesee Counties. Service is available regardless of income, insurance, or permanent residence. To learn more, please call the Resource and Crisis Center at 1-248-451-2600.

Walk-In Assessment & Crisis Intervention

At the Resource & Crisis Center in Pontiac, Michigan, Common Ground provides trauma-informed, recovery focused, face-to-face assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization services to individuals, including children, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We focus on problem-solving and assertive crisis resolution strategies tailored to each person’s specific needs. Visit us today. For General information, please call 1-248-451-2600.

Crisis Residential Unit

We offer a short-term (1 to 14 day) voluntary alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for adults ready to actively participate in a trauma-informed, recovery focused treatment environment. Services include psychiatric medication review, group therapy, skills groups, recovery coaching, art therapy, and coordinated discharge planning. Note – Admission to the Crisis Residential Unit requires prior authorization through our Oakland Assessment Crisis Intervention Services (OACIS). To learn more, please call the Resource and Crisis center at 1-248-451-2600.

Sober Support Unit

The Sober Support Unit is a 24-hour program designed to monitor individuals who need detoxification services and have no health risks associated with the withdrawal process. The Sobering Center will emphasize peer and social support programming while continuously monitoring medical condition. The goal of the program is de-escalation of the individual with peer support and appropriate follow up referrals. This is a voluntary program staffed by paramedics, peer support specialists, and nurses.

Victim Assistance Program

Common Ground provides 24-hour access to advocates for victims of ANY violent crime; domestic and sexual abuse, robbery, stalking, human trafficking, etc . We offer on-site advocacy, crisis intervention, personal protection order assistance, and accompaniment of victims to hospitals, police stations, and court rooms. To learn more, call 1-248-451-2600.

Support Groups

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups

We provide outreach, support, and information for those who have lost a loved one to suicide in your choice of two ways. First, we offer open support group sessions to offer you comfort, strength, and hope in the company of fellow survivors and trained peer facilitators. Open group usually meets 7 to 9 pm on the first and third Mondays of the month. Lastly, we offer individual support sessions which are available by appointment. They provide space for a person or a family to share their loss, learn about surviving the suicide loss of a loved one, and discover more about local and national resources. To register, schedule an appointment, or learn more, call 1.248.451.2613.

Victims of Crime Support

Survivors of Homicide Victims Support Group

This free 10 session work group provides support to those facing the lossof a loved one due to homicide. This is a closed group after the second session, so prior registration helps ensure cohesiveness. To register or learn more, call 1.248.451.2618.

Youth & Family

Becoming a Love & Logic Parent®

Join other parents for a 6-week parenting workshop that combines education, parent support, group discussions, and workbook activities. Call 1.248.456.8150 to register and pay $25 per person fee.

Runaway & Homeless Youth

The Basic Center

Common Ground operates a free and safe 24-hour shelter for at-risk youth, aged 10-17. The Basic Center, housed in The Sanctuary, offers a 3-week residential program, out-patient counseling, and provides trauma-informed care to youth and families in crisis. The goal of this program is family reunification. To learn more, call 1.248.547.2260.

A Step Forward

We operate a safe and home-like transitional living shelter where homeless youth (ages 16-17) may stay for up to two years while they attend school and maintain employment. Designed for youth seeking self-sufficiency, this program also offers counseling, job training, career development, educational assistance, financial subsidies, and medical assistance. To learn more, call 1.248.547.2260.

Graduated Apartment Program

The Graduated Apartment Program (GAP) provides independent living services for youth ages 18-24 years old who are experiencing homelessness. GAP offers up to 24 months of housing, case management, counseling, and educational and employment support to help people develop a greater level of self-sufficiency, interpersonal skills and housing readiness. To learn more, call 1.248.547.2260.