Baloo at 7 weeks.
If you follow Starr Commonwealth on Instagram, you may have recently seen a sneak peek at the newest staff member on our Albion campus: meet Baloo, Starr’s first therapy dog! Baloo recently came in to our offices to say hello to the rest of our Starr staff and begin meeting new people in preparation for his training. Everyone immediately knew that he would be an excellent addition to our campus. Continue reading
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.
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.