Posted on Sep 16, 2020

Our presenter on Sept. 16th was Sherry McRill, President/CEO of Northeast Integrated Health and a fellow Grosse Pointe Rotarian.

Originally, the Northeast Guidance Center, the NEIH was formed by the Junior League in 1963 as a children’s guidance center.  It now serves all ages and is committed to the health of children, adults, and families by providing innovative community-based services through behavioral and primary healthcare.

NEIH offers its services in Wayne and Macomb Counties.  Through its integrated healthcare with primary care physicians, the organization can support an individual’s total wellness.  In addition to physical and behavioral medical care, they offer housing (apartments at Mack & Ashland and townhouses on Manistique), assistance in finding employment, and liaison with hospitals.  Because many of their clients have lifetime illnesses, the NEIH will work with them the rest of their lives.  They also have a partnership with the police where they provide mental health instruction and conduct ride-alongs to help keep those with mental illnesses out of jail.

NEIH has 125 full and part-time staff.  With mental health budget cuts, the focus is on serving those with low income and severe emotional issues, many of the children suffering from trauma.  For both children and adults, psychiatric and psychological counseling is provided which can be in the home or at neutral sites.  For children, there are also classroom observations.

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