SUMC Mission Focus for August 2021
CENTER(ED) ON WELLNESS
Center(ed) on Wellness has been serving the professional counseling needs of Southwest Michigan since 1974. It was formerly known as the Samaritan Counseling Center. Their 2014 name change highlights an innovative approach to mental and behavioral wellness. They provide professional services that help to find a balance between spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and relational elements. They combine area services and partner with community agencies and businesses with a goal of providing individual, couple, family and group counseling with a (w)holistic approach which is focused on Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery.
They offer out-patient counseling for more than 60 different services ranging from anxiety, depression, and child or parenting problems; to addiction, PTSD, and geriatric issues. Services include personalized counseling, personal or professional coaching, consulting, education, and prevention. Groups tackle specific topics, specific gender, health and age concerns and classes educate clients on wellness topics while listening to each client’s needs and finding collaborative partners for their total behavioral wellness.
Center(ed) on Wellness has provided over 150,000 hours of professional counseling in Southwestern Michigan and more than 3,500 children and adults have received individual, couples, family and group counseling annually. They have had satellite offices in a dozen area churches, including SUMC, and have an administrative and counseling building at 1850 Colfax Avenue in Benton Harbor. Clinical time has grown from the original 8 hours a week to 50 hours a week today.
Center(ed) on Wellness is a 501(c)3 organization and a proud partner of United Way of Southwest Michigan. Satellite office locations are in Benton Harbor, Coloma, New Buffalo, Niles, St. Joseph, Sawyer, Stevensville and South Haven.
Center(ed) on Wellness can bill most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. The Center applies for contributions, grants and foundation money to help subsidize a portion of their fees. They also offer a sliding fee scale to clients who may not otherwise be able to receive counseling. Payment plans may also be an option.
MISSION TEAM MEMBERS
Mindi Logan, Wanda Barclay co-chairs;
Jessica Lewis, Kellie Meyer,
Leanne Nitz, Lona Vogie,
Robin Weingart, Sally McWhirter, Jackie Witt
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