We are all aware of the recent tragedies that have befallen our country in the past months: shootings, wildfires, and multiple hurricanes have caused devastation to those who live in the affected areas.
This devastation is not solely felt by adults. So many children have lost their homes, lost family members, or are living in a state of uncertainty for an extended period of time. But, in the words of the immortal Mr. Rogers, “look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
This week, Starr Battle Creek participated in the 12th Annual Kalamazoo Children’s Mental Health Carnival. There were over 3,000 people at this event, and Starr Battle Creek had a wonderful booth set up with all sorts of Starr giveaways and information about Starr Global Learning Network and Starr Battle Creek Home Based Program.
One of the many rooms where ABA therapy takes place at the PsychSystems Autism Center.
A $50,000 grant from the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation will improve the technology in Starr’s PsychSystems Autism Center, which provides center-based and home-based services to young people up to the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with autism. Continue reading
A grant from Chemical Bank has boosted Starr Commonwealth’s Battle Creek program, which provides hundreds of families with mental health services each year.
From left to right: Chris Smith, Elizabeth Carey, Catherine Yates, Terri Fogle, and Annette Campau
The grant of $2,250 will provide additional after school activities for the young people in the intensive in-home mental health program, as well as important information materials.
Starr’s intensive in-home mental health program has served families in the Battle Creek area for the last 18 years, and combines individual, family and group therapy; crisis intervention; case management; and connection to community resources.