Community Mental Health

  • Are you in crisis?
    If you, or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis please call our Helpline at 866-512-4357.

    You can contact the Crisis Center/Helpline for reasons such as:

    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Information on Suicide
    • Information on Mental Health/Illness
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction
    • To Help a Friend or Loved One

    *If the person is a danger to themselves or others contact 911 for assistance. If you are not in crisis and are looking to access mental health services for yourself or someone you know please contact the Access Center at 877-588-4357 or TTY 616-494-5508.


Welcome

Community Mental Health (CMH) is a public provider of services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders. Our programs and activities are governed by a Board of Directors.Our services are available to residents of Ottawa County who have Medicaid or are uninsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. We are CARF accredited for 12 programs.

2018 Annual Report

  • Social Recreational Programs

    CMHOC is pleased to offer four different social and recreational programs for adults with disabilities who live in Ottawa County. Social and recreational activities help to enhance an individual's health and well-being and play an important role in bringing meaning to one's life. These programs are being funded by the mental health millage that was passed by Ottawa County voters in March, 2016 and will help to replace some of the opportunities lost due to funding cuts. Staying connected to friends and avoiding isolation is important for all people, especially the most vulnerable in our community. Involvement in the social and recreational programs is voluntary and will not impact a person’s medically necessary Medicaid services. These services are intended to add opportunities and choices for people with disabilities throughout the community.

    CMHOC is contracting with four agencies to operate social and recreation programs in each quadrant of Ottawa County. Each program has their own calendar and advanced registration is required. Some of the activities being offered include dance and exercise classes, bowling, movie nights, sporting events, and museum visits. If someone is interested in attending one of the programs they can contact that organization directly. The contact information is listed below.

    Grand Haven/Spring Lake - Momentum Center (714 Columbus, Grand Haven, MI 49417) Check out the website to learn more about happenings at https://www.extendedgrace.org/momentum-center/. Momentum Center will be celebrating their grand opening on April 20, 2017. Visit their website or Facebook page to learn more or call 616-414-9111.

    Coopersville/Allendale - Heritage Homes Social Rec Program is offering a variety of activities. If you are interested in attending check out their Facebook page or website to learn more about what is being offered. If you are interested in attending, visit their website to learn how to get connected to their program at http://www.heritagehomesinc.org/social-rec-program.html or call 616-384-3479.

    Hudsonville/Jenison - Ikus Life Enrichment Services: R.E.C. Connect is offering a variety of activities check out their Facebook page or visit their website to learn about what is being offered. If you are interested in attending visit their website to learn how to get connected to their program at http://ikuslife.org/rec-connect/ or call 616-677-5251 x119.

    Holland - Pioneer Resources: LARC Program is offering a variety of activities in the Holland area check out their website at http://www.pioneerresources.org/leisure-and-recreation-club/ or Facebook page to learn more about LARC. If you are interested in attending call 231-773-5355.

  • News & Events

CALL FOR ADVOCACY

THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES PLANS TO:

  • Terminate the state’s contract with the Lakeshore Regional Entity. The Lakeshore Regional Entity is the public managed care plan (a Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) in federal terms) that manages the Medicaid behavioral health benefit for the counties on the west side of the state.
  • Contract directly with Beacon Health Options, a private managed care company currently managing the Medicaid behavioral health benefit in a partnership with the Lakeshore Regional Entity.
  • Eliminate the Lakeshore Regional Entity Board of Directors and replace it with an advisory board formed by the state.
  • Have the state hold the contract, directly with Beacon Health Options, for FY 2020, with another of the state’s public managed care plans or a private behavioral healthcare plan taking on this managed care role, from the state, for FY 2021

OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROPOSAL:

  • This proposal, by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), causes a great deal of unnecessary chaos and conflict when far simpler, more rapid, and more concrete options for achieving these aims are available.
  • This proposal eliminates local public governance of the Community Mental Health behavioral health system – one of the foundations of Michigan’s nationally recognized behavioral health system for the past 50 years – and replaces it with a state-appointed advisory board.
  • The contention that management weakness is the cause of the fiscal distress of Lakeshore Regional Entity is simply untrue, as underscored by the facts. Multiple Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs) are in financial distress in Michigan

ADVOCACY TALKING POINTS

A WISER PATH: MDHHS’ concerns can be achieved sooner, simpler, and more directly without eliminating the local public control of the public behavioral healthcare system in this region. This wiser path would include:

  • MDHHS partnering with the Lakeshore Regional Entity and Beacon Health Options in co-managing the benefit. This could be accomplished via a three-way contract.
  • Require, via this three-party partnership, changes in the make-up of the Lakeshore Regional Entity Board of Directors.
  • Require, via this three-party partnership, changes in the role of the Lakeshore Regional Entity staff in their partnership with Beacon Health Options.

OTTAWA COUNTY STATE LEGISLATORS CONTACT INFORMATION

State Senator Roger Victory
District 30: Ottawa County
517-373-6920
SenRVictory@senate.michigan.gov


State Representative Luke Meerman
District 88: Townships of Allendale, Chester, Georgetown, Polkton, Tallmadge, & Wright, City of Coopersville
517-373-1830
LukeMeerman@house.mi.gov
State Representative Jim Lilly
District 89: Townships of Blendon, Crockery, Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, & Spring Lake, the Cities of Ferrysburg & Grand Haven
517-373-0838
JimLilly@house.mi.gov
State Representative Brad Slagh
District 90: Townships of Holland, Jamestown, & Zeeland, Cities of Holland & Zeeland (Ottawa County Only)
517-373-0830
BradleySlagh@house.mi.gov

Ensuring a Financially Sound Public Mental Health System for the future - View the Infographic

To learn more about the programs being funded by the Mental Health Millage check out the FY 2018 Outcomes document here.