Genesee County, Michigan – Genesee Health System (GHS) is holding open events for the community to provide input into how the recently passed mental health millage funding is focused.
The mental health millage, which passed in May of 2021, will provide funding for programming and outreach to the Genesee County community beginning in 2022.
“We know that Genesee County, along with many communities, is contending with a multitude of stressors,” said Danis Russell, CEO of GHS.
“Locally it includes the pandemic, aftereffects from the water crisis, violence and other concerns that have exposed our community to emotional trauma and stress,” Russell added. “We have the mental health expertise to help our community and want to ensure that we focus the new millage monies in the best way possible to meet the needs of individuals and families in our area. To best do so, we are asking the community for their input and insight.”
Three in-person events and one virtual event are planned for the community.
In Person Events: (no registration needed)
From 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, November 3 at the Clio Area Senior Center, 2136 W. Vienna Rd., Clio, MI 48420
From 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, November 10 at the Grand Blanc Senior Activity Center, 2632 Pagels Dr., Grand Blanc, MI 48439
From 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesday, November 17 at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, 1851 W. Carpenter Rd., Flint, MI 48505
· Thursday, November 18th, Register at https://publicsectorconsultants.com/help-us-improve-mental-health-in-genesee-county/
If individuals cannot attend any of the listed meetings, GHS has an online survey at https://psconsultants.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eeTnVNywAD70Urs or people can call GHS’ Customer Services at (810) 257-3705 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, for a mailed paper copy or for assistance in filling out the survey.
Genesee Health System provides services and support to Genesee County residents who are adults and children with developmental disabilities, adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and adults and children with substance use disorders, with a focus on the health of the whole person.