The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers
The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers has been a statewide voice for behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice providers since 1986. AVANT joined the Arizona Council in 2020. As a statewide trade association, we represent the interests of human service agencies by providing legislative and administrative advocacy on a local, state, and national level.
Collectively we can do so much more than working in isolation. We are a member driven organization committed to creating an environment that promotes and maintains a comprehensive continuum of services to support and improve the lives of Arizona’s diverse populations—children, adults, and families. The Arizona Council provides training, resources, research, policy analysis and advocacy, and opportunities to directly impact public policy on a local, state, and national level. Together we can address gaps in services and funding, and work to improve access to quality behavioral health, child welfare, and juvenile justice services for individuals and families in Arizona. The Arizona Council collectively addresses issues of common concern, such as Value Based Purchasing and System Transformation.
The Judson Center
Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan.
Since opening its doors as the Detroit Baptist Children’s Home in 1924, the Judson Center has grown to provide services to over 10,000 children, adults, and families each year. Since then, the agency has evolved into a comprehensive, multi-faceted, community based human service center — one that has been nationally recognized for fostering independence through innovative programs, and for empowering children of all ages and their families to live the best lives possible. The Judson Center has been changing fates and restoring childhoods for children who have been abused and neglected, and others who are challenged by developmental disabilities, severe emotional impairments and autism spectrum disorder.
The Judson Center has remained responsive to these and other community needs by providing a range of innovative and quality services. We are a resource for healing and a leader in human services that delivers brighter futures for those we are privileged to serve.
Crain's Notable Women in Health 2020
Congratulations to AVANT client Lenora Hardy-Foster, President/CEO of the Judson Center, and fellow behavioral health care champion Carol Zuniga, Executive Director of Hegira Health, Inc., for being recognized within the Crain’s Detroit Business 2020 Notable Women in Health. AVANT is proud to work in partnership with such influential and visionary women making an impact in behavioral health care.
Oakland Family Services
Oakland Family Services is a private, nonprofit human service organization serving the area since 1921. It offers a continuum of prevention, education and treatment services that span the human life cycle, enrich the lives of children, strengthen families and rebuild lives. The agency builds brighter futures in our community through adoption, foster care, parenting and child development programs, free preschool for at-risk youth, and counseling services for those of all ages dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and severe emotional disturbance in youth. Oakland Family Services has four locations across Oakland County, in Pontiac, Berkley and Walled Lake.
Starfish Family Services
Founded in 1963, Starfish Family Services is a nonprofit human service agency, recognized as a champion for children and families across metro Detroit who have limited access to essential resources such as education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. Serving over 4,000 children and their families annually, Starfish Family Services provides high-quality programs and support services that focus on early childhood education and development, behavioral health wellness, and empowered parents. Through our holistic approach, Starfish partners with families so they have access to the right resources at the right time.
The Children's Center
Founded in 1929, The Children’s Center is home to many specialized clinical services. The Center leads the way in working with children who struggle with behavioral, emotional, educational, intellectual and developmental challenges or may have experienced trauma. Treatment focuses on the whole child, looking at more than a single issue to provide the best, most comprehensive integrated care. The Center examines barriers in the home, school and community, working with the family who raises them and the organizations that support them. The Center serves the Detroit community’s changing needs for providing care and stands as a leading authority on children’s mental and behavioral health: To champion the never-ending quest for providing the best care, helping children learn to self-advocate once they’re outside the comfort of our walls, and get them on the road to a happier, more fulfilling childhood.
Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. Easterseals affiliates offer help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served.
The Guidance Center
Since 1958 The Guidance Center has been committed to its mission to strengthen families and change lives. Throughout the last six decades the agency has maintained a collaborative relationship with its local communities and schools to support adults and children experiencing mental health difficulties and other challenges. A group of concerned residents and educators recognized the need for mental health services in our area and joined forces in 1958 to help form The Guidance Center. Since then we have worked as a team to respond to the needs of children, adults and families in southeast Michigan. The agency operates a wide range of programs and services at 23 locations.
Northeast Integrated Health
Northeast Integrated Health is committed to the health of children, adults and families by providing innovative community-based services through behavioral and primary healthcare. Adult programs help to maintain stability in the community, foster independence and maximize individual potential and includes psychiatric evaluations, medication management, nursing assessments, psychological testing, case management, community support services, treatment planning, crisis intervention, and individual, group and family therapy. Children services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, community support services, case management, crisis intervention, specialty groups, family education and individualized therapy developed to help the child/adolescent successfully function in home and school settings.
CNS Healthcare is a private, non-profit organization that provides comprehensive behavioral health services in Michigan. The CNS Healthcare team of fully-licensed psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, case managers and support staff are here to serve your needs on your journey to wellness. CNS provides passionate services to consumers, which focus on quality care and reach well beyond psychiatric or psychotherapeutic services. Every consumer is valued and empowered to go beyond recovery and participate in their community.
Southwest Solutions has pursued its mission to help build a stronger and healthier community since 1972. Southwest provides a broad range of programs in the areas of human development, economic development, and community engagement. These three areas together form a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy and effort that impacts more than 10,000 people per year.
Services to Enhance Potential (STEP)
Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) is a non-profit organization which provides supports and services to nearly 1,300 persons with disabilities and other mental health needs in Wayne County. A major goal of Services To Enhance Potential is to increase the number of persons who are employed, self-employed, and volunteer in their communities. STEP provides and supports a variety of employment and self-employment options. STEP was founded in 1972 to bring an employment focus to individuals with a disability and have developed a strong reputation in the community for doing so.
Development Centers (DCI)
DC helps children, adults and families live healthier, happier lives through a comprehensive offering of behavioral health services, early childhood programs, adult employment services, and specialty programs.
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