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Adult Services

The Adult Services department provides services and supports to adults with a serious and persistent mental illness. Services and supports are designed to assist consumers with their recovery.


Peer Delivered or Operated Support Services: programs and services that provide individuals with opportunities to learn and share coping skills and strategies, move into more active assistance and away from passive roles, and to build and/or enhance self-esteem and self-confidence.

  • Peer Support Specialists: Peer specialist services provide individuals with opportunities to support, mentor and assistant beneficiaries to achieve community inclusion, participation, independence, recovery, resiliency and/or productivity.
  • Drop-In Center: Peer-Run Drop-In Centers provide an informal, supportive environment to assist beneficiaries with mental illness in the recovery process.

Targeted Case Management: a service that assists consumers design and implement strategies for obtaining services and supports that are goal-oriented and individualized.

Group home and Community Living Supports: services designed to assist a consumer remain in the community while working on skills that increase or maintain personal self-sufficiency, facilitating an individual’s achievement of his goals of community inclusion and participation, independence or productivity.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): is a set of intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team. ACT provides basic services and supports essential to maintaining the consumer’s ability to function in community settings, including assistance with accessing basic needs through available community resources, such as food, housing, and medical care and supports to allow beneficiaries to function in social, educational, and vocational settings. ACT services are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice and are individually tailored to meet the needs of the beneficiary. Services are provided in the beneficiary's residence or other community locations by all members of the ACT team.

Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation: A clubhouse program is a community-based psychosocial rehabilitation program in which the consumer (also called clubhouse "members"), with staff assistance, is engaged in operating all aspects of the clubhouse, including food service, clerical, reception, janitorial and other member supports and services such as employment, housing and education. Through the activities of the ordered day, clubhouse decision-making opportunities and social activities, individual members achieve or regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead vocationally productive and socially satisfying lives.

Short Term Outpatient: The short term Outpatient team serves adults who are diagnosed with severe mental illness, emotional impairment or adjustment difficulties that interfere with their ability to function in the home, school, community, or work place. These individuals may also have a substance abuse disorder. A welcoming approach to promote a therapeutic alliance or engagement with therapy is utilized. The treatment philosophy is empathetic, optimistic and hopeful so that treatment becomes a tool for recovery. Outpatient therapy services are typically brief (1-8) sessions.

Supported/Integrated Employment Services: Provide job development, initial and ongoing support services, and activities as identified in the individual plan of services that assist consumers obtain and maintain paid employment that would otherwise be unachievable without such supports.

Fiscal Intermediary Services: services that assist the consumer meet their goals of community participation and integration, independence or productivity while controlling his individual budget and choosing staff who will provide the services and supports.

SOAR- Social Security Outreach, Assistance and Recovery: a special social security program for homeless consumers. It is a fast track for Social Security benefits( taking 2 months or less for the approval and first SSI/ SSDI check.)

Links and Resources

The Monroe network on Homelessness

Michigan Peer Support

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Co-occurring Center for Excellence (COCE):

Michigan Department of Community Health

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services, Inc.
1-800-288-5923 (Voice or TTY)

Advanced Directives - Bazelon Center for Mental health Law

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-Medication Informaiton

Mental Health America: A primary goal of Mental Health America is to educate the general public about the realities of mental health and mental illness.

Mental Health Association-Michigan

Lansing Community College: Mental Health and Aging Project information

Mental Health Recovery and WRAP-Mary Ellen Copeland

Center for Disease and Control (CDC): National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Suicide Prevention and other information)

Michigan Recovery Center for Excellence

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Leadership Team

Lisa Jennings - Department Head

Jan Weingart - Targeted Case Management Supervisor

Shari Weber - Targeted Case Management supervisor

Michelle Kinsey - Vivian rd Home Manager

Jennifer Pirlot - ACT Supervisor

If you would like more information about the Adult Services department, please call Monroe Community Mental Health Authority at (734) 243-7340 or (800) 886-7340.