Community Center for Mental Wellness: Business Plan Released

A message from the Crisis Services Action Team of the Northwest CHIR‘s Behavioral Health Initiative:

We are excited to share the business plan for the Grand Traverse Center for Mental Wellness – Serving Children and Adults. Our region has long needed additional behavioral health crisis services and supports and it is our hope that this business plan will provide the next step in moving towards the development of expanded crisis stabilization, crisis residential, and crisis follow-up and wellness supports. The proposed services will integrate with and expand upon the new crisis services recently launched by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health. The plan also builds upon recommendations made by tbd Solutions in their analysis of behavioral health crisis services needs in the region.

The business plan is the culmination of a cross-sector effort that was launched In November, 2021 at the Northwest CHIR’s Behavioral Health Action Summit. A group of cross-sector stakeholders formed a Crisis Services Action team and have been working hard to develop plans for expanded crisis services that are responsive to community concerns and needs. Funding from the Huckle Family Foundation and the NW CHIR allowed the Crisis Services Action team to hire HMA Consultants to develop the plan.

We invite you to read the plan and join us at the next virtual Behavioral Health Summit on September 29 where we will be hosting a forum to answer your questions about the Community Crisis Center and to gather your input on next steps. Click on this link to register and receive more details about this summit.

If you would like to join our Crisis Services Action Team and help us plan our next steps, please email to learn more. And look for more updates from our team as our newly hired Project Director (tbd Solutions) will be working on creating the operational and implementation plans for the Community Crisis Center. Thanks to Rotary Charities, Munson Hospital, and NLCMH for funding this director position.


Terri LaCroix-Kelty, Kate Dahlstrom & Joanie Blamer
Northwest Community Health Innovation Region (NW CHIR)
Behavioral Health Initiative Crisis Services Action Team Co-Chairs