Treatment for everyone.
One of the millage’s most significant goals was to provide mental health care access to everyone, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay for services. Before the millage, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) was only able to serve Medicaid enrollees with serious conditions. Now, WCCMH can serve everyone, given staff capacity.
The millage funds a CARES team that gives everyone in the community 24/7 access to live care managers. When a Washtenaw resident calls CARES, a care manager can assess their needs, answer questions, and connect them to the right services.
The CARES team also provides wraparound case management, peer support specialists, and crisis services, as needed. 15.5% of CARES clients live in the county’s less densely populated areas. 28% identify as Black or African American. And 48.9% live in Washtenaw County’s low opportunity census tracts.