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Southwest Solutions provides many program to help individuals of all ages improve their behavioral and physical health and their quality of life.
Adult Counseling Services
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or income level. Our quality health services for adults with mental illness make it possible for those we serve to recover and become productive members of the community. They work, attend school, socialize and become self-sufficient. We provide a system of support driven by our guiding principles: respect, responsibility and recovery. We believe that the mentally ill can recover, and their success stories, which are often dramatic, are the reason for our being.
Children, Youth and Families Counseling
Our family-centered programs serve children and youth who have a severe emotional disturbance, have been adjudicated by the juvenile court, or are at risk of being placed out of the community due to behavioral problems. Our mission is to help children and youth change their lives so that they will make decisions in the best interests of their future and wellbeing. We use a Wraparound Approach to create a plan of care that is tailored and well-suited for each child or youth we serve. We partner with the young person’s family and engage the agencies and support services needed to help the child or youth succeed.
Developmental Disability Services
Developmental Disability Services provides therapy and coordination of services for children, adolescents and adults with cognitive deficits, cerebral palsy, autism and other conditions that result in substantial functional limitations in major life activities.
Go-Getters Drop-In Center
Go-Getters in southwest Detroit provides a place of fellowship for men and women living with mental illness, many of whom are homeless or formerly homeless. It provides nutritious lunches, art and recreational activities, learning opportunities, recovery support groups, and important support services to help individuals in their recovery journeys and reintegration into society. Go-Getters’ staff works with persons to secure vital documentation so they can qualify for housing and benefits. Staff also works closely with Southwest Counseling to ensure that individuals receive the mental health services they need.
Integrated Health Services
Integrated Health Services provides integrated primary and behavioral healthcare services by an integrated team in partnership with Covenant Community Care. The team addresses multiple chronic healthcare conditions at the same time, some of which are psychiatric and some which are medical care needs.
Juvenile Justice and Youth Assistance
Our program is a collaboration with Bridgeway Services, a Care Management Organization (CMO) that was created by Southwest Counseling Solutions and The Guidance Center. Bridgeway is a contract agency for the Wayne County Department of Children and Family Services to provide services to adjudicated and at-risk youth in southwest Detroit.
Partners 4 Health
Partners 4 Health (P4H) is a partnership of four leading human service agencies in Wayne and Oakland counties: Common Ground, Neighborhood Services Organization, Oakland Family Services and Southwest Solutions. This partnership is dedicated to implementing a promising, integrated healthcare model for “complex patients.” Complex patients are patients with multiple or complex conditions, often combined with behavioral health problems and socio-economic challenges. The model integrates behavioral health and social support services with the medical care system and removes gaps and obstacles in the current healthcare delivery systems. Effecting this model improves patient care, outcomes and satisfaction. It also saves healthcare costs by reducing repeated emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
42% of consumers achieved meaningful levels of functional improvement; 97% of those persons served were satisfied or very satisfied with the services they received
For contact information for a specific program, please visit that particular program page. Anyone seeking our counseling services should contact our ACCESS and Welcome Center, which is the point of entry for all our mental health programs. To contact the ACCESS unit, call 313.841.7474 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.