What Is New Directions, Drop-In Center?
Established in 1994, New Directions, Drop-In Center is one of many drop-in centers located in Michigan. While drop-in centers work in close cooperation with each county community mental health center, they are consumer-run facilities for self-help, advocacy, and education. Consumers develop their own programs to supplement existing behavioral health services. Sometimes consumers of behavioral health services feel socially isolated, lonely, and may not have many supports. At New Directions, people join together to socialize, make new friends, or simply to relax in a non-judgmental atmosphere of acceptance and understanding from others who have “been there.”