Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage
In 2017, Washtenaw County voters approved an eight-year homeowner tax to expand access to behavioral health services. Since 2019, when these funds first became available, the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage has allowed local health and human service organizations to support the mental health and wellbeing of all county residents, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Our video highlights some of the key partnerships and programs that support our community.
The Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage has brought many new and enhanced programs to our community. This report illustrates what our agency, alongside our inspiring community partners, accomplished during the third year of millage funding.
In 2021, millage funding also allowed us to set the groundwork for systems change through new and expanded partnerships with our criminal justice and youth-focused sectors.
We are proud to present our latest millage impact report that highlights continuing programs and new initiatives that are touching the lives of so many in our community.
Thank you, Washtenaw County residents, for supporting the county's Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage.
Service expansion funds allow WCCMH to provide 24/7 mental health and substance use support to more residents and geographic areas across Washtenaw County.
The millage-funded CARES team provides case management, medication reviews, nursing services, peer services, intake assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and more.
Funds go to local organizations to improve mental health, combat substance abuse, reduce stigma, expand supportive housing, and support students.