Empowering Youth & Families for a Brighter Tomorrow
Youth and Family Services
We believe in the power of wellness and know that parents and children are experts in their own care. We offer services through a variety of approaches and strategies in partnership with youth and families. HealthWest teams are multi-disciplinary and include clinicians, case managers, nurses, and peers.
Services are available to children/youth ages 0-26 with serious emotional disturbance and/or developmental disabilities. Individuals with Medicaid or MI Child may qualify for services as well.
Family Support Subsidy Program
Michigan has a program to help families who care for their children with severe disabilities at home. The Family Support Subsidy Program can pay for special expenses the family has while caring for their child with severe disabilities. This financial support may help prevent or delay placements outside the home. Contact Vivian Jones for more information at 231-724-3515 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a full continuum of youth services to include and not be limited to home-based care, school-based services, parent support, juvenile justice, youth developmental disability services, substance misuse recovery, transition age, clinical support and wellness groups to medication administration and review.
How To Access Services
If a youth is requesting services, or a parent/guardian is requesting services on behalf of a youth, a member of the Mobile Response and Stabilization team will come to the home, school, or wherever is most convenient to conduct an assessment and make a referral for services. To have the Mobile Response and Stabilization team come and do an assessment, call 231-720-3200.
At HealthWest, we partner with Pathfinders. Pathfinders works to connect youth and families through after-school and summer programming and social and community opportunities. It strives to connect youth who deal with trauma, educational hurdles, and sensory challenges with the tools to help them navigate stress so they can become resilient, thriving members of the village.
Pathfinders focuses on total wellness, mindfulness, and movement as well as provides respite for families, educational support, literacy, family education, and more. The supportive environment is stigma-free and inclusive to call. We're better together!