Essential Mental Health

“Any society, any nation, is judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members – the last, the least, the littlest.”   – Cardinal Roger Mahony

In enlightened, developed communities, there are places where people can go for care when they are ill, regardless of their ability to pay. These services are collectively described as a community’s safety net: the essential services needed to maintain a minimum quality of life.

Synod Community Services was founded to provide essential mental health safety net services for those with chronic and persistent mental illness in Washtenaw County. Today, Synod provides essential services in three counties and works with individuals facing a variety of challenges from mental illness to addiction disorders.

Essential safety net services include:

To ensure access to services, Synod’s residential programs are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.