Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At Community Healing Centers, we recognize the impact of historical and systemic oppression on the wellbeing of children, adults, families with marginalized identities, and the community. We believe all people must have access to high quality and equitable care to heal from trauma, addiction, mental and behavioral health disorders. We are committed to interrogating CHC structures, policies, and practices for inequity and barriers. We will make diversity, equity, and inclusion integral in our organizational structure, policies, practices, and program delivery.

Community Healing Center's Mission Statement
Community Healing Center's Vision



We provide an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that is accessible to all.


We treat all with dignity and respect.


We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethical behavior.


We promote transparent, safe, and productive communication.

Client-Centered Care

We serve our clients with trauma-informed kindness, empathy, and understanding.


We work together to build relationships to fulfill our mission.

We have a long, rich history in Southwest Michigan. In 2004, the former Guidance Clinic and the former MAPS merged, and in the summer of 2005 we held celebrations to announce our new umbrella name: The Community Healing Centers. This merger accomplished several key goals, including strengthening services to children and families, and expanding our capacity to provide recovery services for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

Since becoming Community Healing Centers, we’ve served over 50,000 people, meeting the mental health and addiction and recovery needs of children, individuals, and families here in Southwest Michigan. We pride ourselves on offering a range of recovery services and programming that embraces children, youth, and adults, while extending opportunities for support through home visits, schools, and community locations.