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Community Mental Health

Community Network Services

CNS Healthcare is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive behavioral health services in Michigan with the assistance of a team of fully-licensed psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, case managers and support staff.

Community Living Services

Community Living Services provides supports for people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wayne County by developing Person-Centered Plans and then creating an individualized budget based on that plan.


Easterseals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 73 affiliates nationwide. Services include accessibility resources, day care, employment and training, in-home care, mental health services, therapy, and veteran reintegration.

Oakland Community Health Network


OCHN is contracted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to lead a provider service network that assists approximately 27,000 Oakland County citizens at more than 300 service sites across the county. People who receive public behavioral health services through OCHN’s provider network include those who have an intellectual or developmental disability, mental health concerns, or substance use disorder. Most of these individuals have Medicaid insurance coverage.

OCHN’s goal is to ensure these individuals are aware of and have access to services and supports that will improve their health and quality of life, as well as ensure their engagement in full community participation. Its mission to “inspire hope, empower people, and strengthen communities” reflects an unyielding belief in a “Valuable System for Valued People.” Programs and supports provided by OCHN’s service network are available at

Coping with a Crisis

Wayne County Crisis Line


Genesee County


Common Ground Resource & Crisis Helpline


Macomb County Crisis Line


Victims of Crime

Crime Victims Compensation Program

The Crime Victims Compensation Act-PA 223 of 1976 (M.C.L. 18.351) created the Crime Victims Compensation Board to provide reimbursement expenses to crime victims who suffer personal injury.

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Services

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.


(Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence)
HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Youth & Family

Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services provides a wealth of programs for individuals and families in our community. Services provide help with day care, parenting issues, family and work stress, substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and more.

Centro Multicultural La Familia

Centro Multicultural La Familia provides comprehensive services to a diverse community by offering culturally and linguistically competent services in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, parenting programs, support and interpretation for pregnant women at Clinica de la Mujer, and more.

Runaway Safeline – National

National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. Youth and family members connect to the 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline or online crisis services to work through problems and find local help from social service agencies and organizations.

Runaway Safeline – Michigan


WIC (Women, Infant & Children Food Program)


Oakland Family Services provides a wealth of programs for individuals and families in our community. Services provide help with day care, parenting issues, family and work stress, substance abuse, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and more.

Protective Services

Both child and adult (for the State)

CARE House (Child Abuse and Neglect Council)


CARE House of Oakland County is a children’s advocacy center, providing first rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect. Programs are focused on the identification and treatment of child abuse victims, and on child abuse prevention.

Training & Treatment Innovations (TTI)


TTI provides a wide range of clinic and community-based services to support adults with behavioral health issues and co-occurring disorders. In addition, TTI provides a full array of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and emotional impairments.

Finding a Safe Place

Turning Point

Turning Point works to end violence by providing counseling, support, advocacy, and safe haven to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Turning Point also advocates for changes in the “systems” and community collaboration.

First Step

First Step provides free and confidential programs designed to help survivors of violence overcome the lack of intervention and support, the feelings of powerlessness, isolation, physical danger and fear, and the financial, emotional and cultural barriers that victims of violence often face when seeking help. Call their 24/hour helpline today at 1.888.453.5900.


LACASA provides emergency shelter, meals, long-term housing, legal advocacy, counseling, child abuse services, and more to victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Call their 24/7 helpline at 866.522.2725.

South Oakland Shelter (S.O.S.)

SOS works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness, including first-time homeless individuals and families, the chronically homeless, veterans, domestic violence victims, and people battling substance abuse or mental health issues. SOS provides shelter, meals, and support to those in need.


COTS exists to alleviate homelessness by providing an array of services that enable people to achieve self-sufficiency and obtain quality affordable housing. COTS also advocates for long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness.


MCREST provides meals, lodging, life-skills training, housing assistance, job readiness training, and emergency shelter 365 days each year to Macomb County’s homeless population.


(Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence)
HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Homeless Shelter Directory (National)

Substance Use Disorders Services

Oakland Community Health Network



Access is located at the OCHN Resource & Crisis Center

1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 32E, in Pontiac, MI 48326

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OCHN’s substance use services team offers expert, professional support to assist people with recovery.

Detroit Bureau of Substance Abuse

Screening, referral, and authorization for substance abuse treatment, adult & youth. Detroit residents only. All others appropriately referred.


Macomb County Substance Abuse Access




Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe.

Gender Identity Network Alliance (GNA)

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The purpose of GNA (a non-profit organization established in 2005) is to create positive social change supporting all forms of gender identity and expression through charitable educational and service works.

The GLBT National Help Center

Youth Talk Line
Serving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people by providing free and confidential peer support and local resources.

Medical and Financial Assistance

Lighthouse of Oakland County

Lighthouse provides both short-term emergency assistance and a wide range of support and services that are designed to help families become economically self-sufficient. Lighthouse offers emergency food, utility assistance, transitional and supportive housing, foreclosure prevention and many other services to help families through crisis.

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (OIHN) offers comprehensive and integrated primary, behavioral health and dental care throughout seven sites located in Oakland County, Michigan. Services are open to all, regardless of ability to pay or place of residence.

Partnership for Rx Assistance Program

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together biopharmaceutical companies, health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who are uninsured or underinsured get free or nearly free medicines through the public or private program that’s right for them.