It was a year no one could have predicted. A time filled with uncertainty and anxiety—as businesses shut down, plans were cancelled, and services halted.
But not at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health.
From the moment COVID-19 began to change our usual ways of living, the frontline staff at WCCMH continued to work as they had before—providing essential in-person services to those in need, including our most vulnerable citizens.
When mental health needs skyrocketed during the summer of 2020, the CARES team—our expanded team of mental health professionals made possible by the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage—were there to answer the call.
We are one of a handful of Michigan counties with a millage that addresses community mental health needs. Whereas other counties continue to reel from the effects of COVID-19 on top of historic underfunding, our system of care has been able to improve mental health access and increase our capacity to respond—even through the toughest of times.
We are proud to present our millage impact report, highlighting accomplishments in a year like no other. And we look forward to continuing to expand our impact in subsequent years.
Thank you, Washtenaw County residents, for supporting the county's Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage.
Read our 2020 Millage Impact Report to learn how millage funding made a difference during one of our most challenging years.