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Coping with a Crisis

What happened to you? Whatever it is, we’re here to listen, to care, and to help with our Resource & Crisis Helpline/Text/Chat, crisis intervention services, legal clinics, and more.

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24/7 Resource and Crisis Helpline/Text/Chat

Call 1.800.231.1127 to speak with our professionally trained Helpline volunteers. Common Ground can empower you with crisis related information and referrals to local services. For general inquiries, please call 1-248-451-2600.

Walk-In Assessment & Crisis Intervention

At our 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.

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.

Victim Assistance Program

Common Ground provides 24-hour access to counselors and advocates for victims of crime, domestic and sexual abuse, and workplace violence. We offer on-site advocacy, death notification, personal protection order assistance, and accompaniment of victims to hospitals, police stations, and court rooms. To learn more, call 1-248-451-2600.

Legal Clinic

Twice weekly, our unique team of volunteer attorneys and crisis counselors offers personalized legal advice combined with emotional support, free of cost.

Finding a Safe Place

Where can you go? We provide 24-hour assistance to people in crisis, including safe shelters and residential treatment programs for both youth and adults.

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The Sanctuary

Common Ground operates a free and safe 24-hour shelter for at-risk youth, aged 10-17. 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.

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 23-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 counseling and appropriate follow up referrals. This is a voluntary program staffed by paramedics, peer support specialists, and nurses.

Getting Continued Support

How can you move from crisis to hope? We offer counseling and specialized support groups for parents, victims of crime, and those who have lost someone to suicide or homicide.

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Counseling Services

We offer personalized private counseling sessions to youth and families in crisis. To learn more, call 1.248.547.2260

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- Open Support group sessions 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. Individual support sessions are also 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 to register, schedule an appointment, or learn more, call 1.248.451.2613.

Survivors of Homicide Victims Support Group

This free 10-week program uses structed topics and guest speakers to provide support for those facing the loss of a loved one due to homicide. This group usually meets 7 to 9 pm on Wednesdays at our Administration Building in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This is a closed group after the second session, so prior registration helps ensure cohesiveness. To register or learn more, call 1.248.451.2622.

Growth & Healing Support Group

This free 10-week empowerment group is for girls who have experienced sexual abuse, date rape, or incest. This group usually meets on Mondays. To register or learn more, call 1.248.451.2621.

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 pp fee.

SayYes Theatre Troupe

This prevention-based program showcases performances on issues facing children, teens, young adults, and families. Topics include, but are not limited to- peer pressure, bullying, teasing, substance abuse, dating violence, positive relationships, teen pregnancy, conflict resolution, and stress. The SayYes Theatre Troupe is made up of trained peer mentors between the ages of 15 and 25.

The Mentoring Program

This youth-centered program exists to provide up to 12 months of community based mentoring for youth survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, or youth identified as at-risk for being commercially sexually exploited. The mentoring relationship gives youth the opportunity to identify and work towards personal goals and establish healthy relationships. For more information, call 248-547-2260 or email Mentoring@CGHelps.org. Click the link below in order to receive updates regarding this program: