• Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority


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Mission Statement

To lead and support a community system that provides and manages an array of supports, services, care and treatments that honors choice and advances the quality of community life for adults with mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, persons with substance use disorders, children with serious emotional disturbance, individuals with co-occurring disorders, their families and the community.


As the public mental health system, the DWMHA offers a culturally diverse network of community mental health programs, clinics, private therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists to provide mental health services. We do our best to match you with the services needed at a location that is close to you.

The Agency provides services in coordination and collaboration with over 80 contractors, including five Managers of Comprehensive Provider Networks (MCPNs) and two Coordinating Agencies for substance abuse services.

The MCPNs are Carelink Network and Gateway Community Health for individuals with mental illness and Community Living Services (CLS), Consumer Link Network, and Synergy Partners LLC for individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Coordinating Agencies are the City of Detroit's Bureau of Substance Abuse for residents in Detroit and the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) for out-county residents.

For enrollment information, please contact the Authority's 24-Hour Help Line at (800) 241-4949 or TTY (866) 870-2599.

For general information, contact (313) 833-2500 or TTY (800) 630-1044 during business hours.

24-Hour Help Line and Mental Health Referral a 24-hour help line that provides emergency telephone referral and counseling services. The Help Line also links residents to comprehensive ongoing mental health care and treatment services available through the Detroit Wayne Mental Health system. Call us at (800) 241-4949 or TTY (866) 870-2599

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