2022 Impact Report

It takes a millage.

Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage

Art by Gary Horton

$2.3 million+

committed to youth services

$3.2 million

to expand mental health services

$2.4 million

to community partners


2022 was the fourth year of millage funding.

2022 was the fourth year that the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage provided funding to expand access to mental health and substance use services across Washtenaw County.

These dollars were used to support Washtenaw County youth, to get homeless people into stable housing, to provide services to people who would not otherwise qualify for them, and to divert low-level, low-risk offenders away from the criminal justice system and into much-needed mental health and substance use treatment. 

In this report we share information about dozens of people and programs funded with millage dollars, and the impact they have had on our community.

The millage is changing the mental health landscape in Washtenaw County. It will be up for renewal before 2026.

109% increase

in access to CMH services

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health has leveraged millage funds to increase access to 24/7 mental health and substance use support across the county. Twice as many residents received services from WCCMH in 2022, compared to the year before millage funds became available.

More than 1,700

Face-to-face crisis visits

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health has leveraged millage funds to increase crisis response services and to allow its mobile crisis team to meet people where they're at. Without millage funds, the county would not be able to provide face-to-face crisis services in the community.

Ten times more

Uninsured clients served

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health has leveraged millage funds to serve patients without insurance. In the fall of 2018, due to state restrictions, WCCMH served fewer than 50 uninsured clients. From October 2021 - September 2022, WCCMH served 645 uninsured clients.

2022 Impact Areas

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Service Expansion Highlights

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Provided 228 days of service each, on average, to more than 660 individuals who would not otherwise have had access to mental health care.
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Funded 27 full time, non administrative positions at WCCMH to provide behavioral health services to some of Washtenaw County's most vulnerable residents.
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Youth Support Highlights

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Provided WCCMH psychiatrists at the Corner Health Center and Ozone House to add 18 more hours per week of psychiatric staff, allowing many more youth and young adults to receive needed care.
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Committed more than $2.3 million to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District to support our county’s youth through evidence-based programs and services.
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Criminal Justice Highlights

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Supported roughly 600 individuals leaving the jail system, helping them get the medications, therapy, and recovery services they needed to succeed in the community and reduce recidivism.
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Supported two new pilots—a law enforcement assisted diversion pilot and a mental health co-response pilot—to further advance WCSO efforts to provide a community response continuum.
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Supportive Housing Highlights

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Contributed $800,000+ for housing and supportive housing programs at Avalon, Delonis Center, Ozone House, Ypsilanti Housing Commission, and Michigan Ability Partners.
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Sheltered 261 residents and, with more than seven newly funded staff positions at partner agencies, provided supportive services to many more.
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Prevention and Education Highlights

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Trained 305 individuals in Mental Health First Aid—teaching them how to recognize mental illness warning signs and how to best respond to and support youth and adults who are in crisis.
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Reached more than 3,000 youth through the Washtenaw County Health Department's #WishYouKnew campaign and youth-led anti-stigma campaigns at area schools.
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2022 Millage
By the Numbers

See how millage dollars are funding local initiatives and partnerships and learn about those being served.

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Expanded services
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24/7 crisis center
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Youth supports
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Supportive housing
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Education and prevention
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Criminal justice diversion

To access millage-funded services,
call 1-734-544-3050