“Leading the Way for Peer-Delivered Mental Health Services”

The right place to begin your mental health recovery journey.

“Leading the Way
for Peer-Delivered
Mental Health Services”

The right place to begin your mental health recovery journey.

What We Do

My Place members benefit from our various programs that are meant to increase their community engagement, provide new social, educational, cultural and vocational experiences and help to enrich the quality of their lives.

Give

“Safety net” programs, such as My Place Center for Wellness, are a great benefit to our community. We provide vital assistance to one of the most vulnerable populations in America- those labeled “mentally ill”. When you give to My Place, you’re providing support for a program that enhances the well-being of our communities.

Support

My Place places great value in our volunteers, as they can enhance mental health recovery services to our members. These can include direct service to members in a one-on-one or group setting, Board membership, as well as one-time events and committee opportunities.

Providing access to mental health shouldn't be a problem for anyone.

We offer an atmosphere of acceptance where individuals feel needed and grow in self-worth, dignity and self-respect.

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What We Do?

Pathways to
Recovery Workshop

This workshop is an innovative way to explore new ideas and possibilities for the recovery journey. This class includes excerpts from a workbook filled with recovery and self-discovery exercises.

Person-Centered Planning Independent Facilitation

Independent Facilitation is a method of person-centered planning that allows an individual to plan their life how they see fit. An independent Facilitator responds directly to the consumer's dreams, desires and personal goals.

Family Education and
Support Services

Is a program designed to provide supportive services to family members coping with an adult/child family member's mental illness.  These services, which are provided by a Peer Support Specialist, may include supportive family consultations in our office or in the family's home, phone consultations, educational workshops and advocacy.

Peer-Delivered Crisis Internvention and Prevention Program

Peer-delivered crisis recovery support can be offered to individuals in need of mental health services. The goal of Peer-delivered Crisis Intervention is to divert people from hospitalization, communicate the message of hope and recovery and provide an environment in which each person is treated with respect, compassion and dignity.

Co-Occuring Disorders
Support Services

The primary goal of these services is to assist persons in developing skills necessary for living a satisfying and fulfilling life in the community without drugs and alcohol. The CPSS group facilitators are encouraged to share their experience and show how they have addressed the challenges of addiction and/or mental illness and teach the skills they have learned to pursue recovery. This program also attempts to enhance the social network and social support of the Members with new people who do not use drugs or alcohol.

One-on-one Support
Services for Employment

Provides for a Certified Peer Support Specialist to help the Member explore possible job opportunities.  The Peer will assist the them in the job search and pre-interview process.  The Peer Support can help the Member identify any obstacles that may prevent them for obtaining gainful employment.

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I feel safe here. I've made good friends here. 
I feel like I can talk to staff without being judged. 
My Place uplifted my self-esteem. It's just good overall! 

- My Place Member responses from a statewide Drop-in Center Survey 2016

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I feel safe here. I've made good friends here. 
I feel like I can talk to staff without being judged. 
My Place uplifted my self-esteem. It's just good overall! 

- My Place Member responses from a statewide Drop-in Center Survey 2016

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I feel safe here. I've made good friends here. 
I feel like I can talk to staff without being judged. 
My Place uplifted my self-esteem. It's just good overall! 

- My Place Member responses from a statewide Drop-in Center Survey 2016

My Place - Center for Wellness is a peer-run (“peer-run” meaning that the program is entirely staffed by persons with a mental health diagnosis) non-profit organization that provides a safe, supportive and normalizing environment for individuals labeled "mentally ill" within our communities.

The philosophy behind peer-run organizations is that by working together and sharing experiences each have had in the community, Members are able to help each other. The fear of the mental health professional is taken away at a peer-run organization, because everyone has been through similar experiences.

My Place - Center for Wellness provides Peer-delivered mental health recovery workshops along with numerous receational and social activities. Members, along with My Place staff, can assist each other in solving daily living problems and learn new skills that can help them recover from the more challenging aspects of their mental illness.

My Place - Center for Wellness cultivates an atmosphere of acceptance where people are given the opportunity to regain their self-worth, dignity and sense of belonging.

All of our services are free for any Oakland Country adult who has a mental health diagnosis

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“My Place - Center for Wellness provides a Supportive Community, and Programs, that Empower Members in their Journey toward Mental Health Recovery.”

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My Place - Center for Wellness will be the Leader of Peer-run Mental Health Services within Oakland County, Michigan. We will accomplish this by implementing the following within our Program -

Engage Members, and the Surrounding Community, with the information and resources to assist people in their Recovery Journey.

Enrich the Quality of Life of our Members by providing Peer Support, Recovery Programming, Recreational Activities and an Environment that Promotes Dignity and Self-Worth.

Empower Members, through Positive Interactions, with a Voice and the Ability to Make Decisions; resulting in Successful Outcomes.

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How Can You Help?

Becoming a volunteer is easy! We have a volunteer opportunities for all ages, including teen and high schoolers,
VOLUNTEERS MUST BE OVER 18.

individuals and families, as well as for corporate and community groups of any kind or size. You can volunteer once a year to make an ongoing commitment. From the novice volunteer to the highly skilled – volunteering at My Place – Center for Wellness can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Come help us with bingo, pool table, computers, etc., or help us with our fundraising through grant writing, press contacts and solicit.

Contact us to schedule a visit and a volunteer orientation!

Support needs:
- Maintain our web site
- Hire additional Peer Support Specialists
- Seek volunteers from the Community
- Increase space and update if greater occupancy is permitted
- Rent or lease a van for outings

Contact us to schedule a visit and a volunteer orientation!

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Give Your gift of time, money or wish "Wish List" items (Art Supplies, Books, Gift Cards, etc.) Goes directly to the services we provide for our members!

Please know that 75% of My Place – Center for Wellness funding comes from government sources. The other quarter must come from community and it's what makes us My Place – Center for Wellness!

With your support, our extraordinary services will continue to help those on the mental health recovery journeys.

Over 350 Members participate in a variety of social, recreational and cultural programs
- all provided FREE OF CHARGE!

Donate Online

Your gift can be made as a general donation or as a tribute in honor/memory of a person or event. All contributions are tax deductible, as permitted by law. If you wish to make a donation payment by check, please print and complete this form and mail to:

My Place – Center for Wellness
12718 W 9 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237

If you have any questions with the above online form, please contact the Executive Director info@MyPlaceCenter.org

To make a donation over the phone, please call:
(248) 547-5487