New Directions, Drop-In Center

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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.”

New Directions is open to any adult in the community receiving mental health services. All consumers who are 18 years of age or older and receiving services through Shiawassee Health & Wellness are automatically eligible to become members of New Directions. Persons interested in attending New Directions may call the center or may “drop in” to talk to one of our staff about becoming a member. Every new member receives a warm welcome and a tour of the New Directions facility.

Among the attractions found at New Directions are a media room with big-screened television, arts and craft room, and pool table. A fully equipped kitchen serves meals and free coffee. A feature of New Directions, not found in all drop-in centers, is a year-round schedule of special events such as cook-outs, monthly birthday celebrations, Holiday celebrations, trips to various attractions and festivals, move-me club, garden club, bingo, and membership meetings implementing member feedback. The New Directions facility is also fully equipped with a workout area, showers, and a laundry room.

If you do not have insurance, please call us at (989) 723-6791 to discuss your symptoms and situation with a member of our team. We may even be able to help you apply for Medicaid or Health Michigan Plan.

  • ADDRESS New Directions is located at
    207 North Dewey Street
    Owosso, MI 48867
  • HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
    9 am to 3 pm

    12 pm to 3 pm
  • PHONE (989) 725-1945