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Here in our news section, you’ll find stories and the latest updates about how our work is helping to improve society. Take a look at our featured pieces below and let us know what you think about our efforts.

A Michigan nonprofit provides ‘Fresh Start’ for people living with mental illness

December 26th, 2022

"Fresh Start will be one of the first clubhouses in the state to offer services independently from a community mental health agency. It will start accepting clubhouse memberships from folks outside of CMHs on January 1." 


Replacing Police with Mental Health Professionals; Problem Solving Courts

November 12th, 2021

Who should respond when someone is having a mental health crisis? State Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Summer Berman of Fresh Start Clubhouse, and advocate Cynthia Harrison talk about efforts to deploy more mental health professionals. And Michigan Supreme Court Justice Beth Clement talks about nearly $17 million dollars in grants for Michigan's problem solving courts.

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Michigan is Boldly Paving a Way for ‘Care Response’ That Others Should Follow

December 13th, 2021

"On Thursday, the Michigan House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills, SB 637 and SB 638, which will prioritize, fund, and support a public health first approach to mental health emergencies. Fountain House and the Michigan Clubhouse coalition, led by our partner Fresh Start Clubhouse in Ann Arbor..."

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Ypsilanti resident hopes to give local people living with mental health challenges a Fresh Start

October 27th, 2021

Washtenaw County's clubhouse for those living with and seeking to recover from mental illness is in transition, and Executive Director Summer Berman hopes to find the program a permanent home soon.

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