© 2024 WEMU
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ann Arbor nonprofit hopes to build residential center in Washtenaw County

Scott Halpert and Julie Halpert's son Garrett.
Garrett's Space
Scott Halpert and Julie Halpert's son Garrett.

A nonprofit focused on mental health awareness now has hopes to bring a residential center to Washtenaw County.

Garrett’s Space is a local nonprofit that was founded by Scott Halpert and Julie Halpert after losing their son Garrett to suicide.

The nonprofit is now currently looking to build a residential center on a 76-acre property in Superior Township.

It would be a non-medical center with a focus on peer support and holistic approaches.

Julie Halpert says that the stays of patients would be three to four weeks long.

“Some young adults find themselves either living alone or in toxic relationships, and we wanted a place where they can just take a break and have immersive support.”

Patients would be those 18 to 28 years old who are struggling with depression or anxiety.

The Superior Township Board of Trustees will consider the rezoning application on June 20. They will make their final decision in July.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU todayto keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Victoria Smith is a senior at Eastern Michigan University who is studying media studies and journalism. In addition to working as a summer intern at WEMU, she is the content editor for The Eastern Echo.
Related Content