We are a diverse group of people and organizations working within the community to develop new and effective ways to prevent and reduce mental health and substance use disorders. We believe in our collective and individual responsibility to ensure healthy, safe and productive lives for all Genesee County residents through innovative strategies and community partnerships.
The Family Center provides mental health and drug prevention resources to our community and schools.
DWIHN are a healthcare safety net organization that provides access to a full array of integrated services that facilitate individuals to maximize their level of function and create opportunities for quality of life.
Drug Free Muskegon County works to reduce substance abuse by acting as an organizing body for over 50 community organizations such as schools, health care providers, law enforcement, government organizations, and civic leaders, as well as business and youth. Our dynamic data-driven approach to identifying issues and developing initiatives to prevent drug abuse in Muskegon County is nationally recognized.
Olivet College’s mission is to provide an education that enriches lives intellectually, morally and spiritually to a diverse campus community. Having attained these qualities through their educational experiences at Olivet, our hope is that our graduates will embody the “divine art and science of doing good to others,” as stated by the College’s founding fathers in 1844.
Jamie Daniels Foundation grants funds to support community partners that provide programs, resources, and solutions that address the ongoing drug epidemic in our country. The foundation also advocates for legislative change as it relates to drug use and prescribing. Our primary focus is on children, young adults (up to age 24), and their families who are battling Substance Use Disorder through three key initiatives: Prevention, Recovery, and Stigma Reduction.
Joel Hoepfner has worked in the behavioral health field for over 18 years & beyond his supervisory role at CMHA-CEI as Prevention & Outreach Coordinator, he is a contracted training consultant for MDHHS & Prevention Network providing a variety of annual trainings to the behavioral health workforce. Joel has a long history of providing leadership, direction, & individualized technical assistance along with state, community & agency wide trainings, workshops, & webinars on a multitude of topics for diverse audiences.
The Director of Research, Evaluation, and Leadership Development for The Institute for Leadership and Service at the University of Detroit Mercy provides community engaged research, evaluation, and technical assistance. Dr. Zimmerman-Oster specializes in “Leadership Development Across the Lifespan” and assessment and evaluation of community coalitions and prevention and early intervention programs.
MICARES guides and supports providers through the Practice Pathway program for the Addiction Medicine sub-specialty and develop addiction medicine didactics for UME & CME.
Housed in the Health Promotion Department, Michigan State University’s Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) serves students in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive campus community in which students in recovery from addiction can achieve their academic, personal and professional goals.