Fresh Start Clubhouse

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This week for "On the Ground Ypsi," our weekly partnership with Concentrate Media giving voice to one of their online stories about the Ypsilanti area, WEMU's Lisa Barry and On the Ground Ypsi's project manager, Sarah Rigg, talk to Summer Berman of Fresh Start Clubhouse. They talk about what services they provide and help they offer to Washtenaw County residents in need of mental health support.


Fresh Start

The Fresh Start Clubhouse in Ann Arbor is in the process of becoming an independent organization in order to offer mental health services to more residents in Washtenaw County.  


Fresh Start Clubhouse

After the pandemic made it necessary to lay off six full-time employees, the Fresh Start Clubhouse in Ann Arbor has begun to offer more mental health services.  

Fresh Start Clubhouse Lays Off Employees

Mar 28, 2020
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The coronavirus crisis has caused layoffs at an organization in Ann Arbor that offers mental health services.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the details.

Fresh Start Clubhouse Continues To Help

Mar 24, 2020
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The Fresh Start Clubhouse in Ann Arbor continues to offer mental health services even in the face of having to close their doors.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us how they're continuing to aid their clients during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Election Day is right around the corner, and voters in Washtenaw County will decide what has turned out to be a somewhat divisive ballot measure. It appears on the ballot as the “Washtenaw County Community Mental Health and Public Safety Preservation Millage.”  Those who favor passage of the 8-year, one mill tax say the more than $15 million  it would generate annually is essential to the future of policing at the intersection of mental health services.  Those who oppose it contend too much of the money is being directed inappropriately and may, in fact, be subject to legal challenge.