Clinical, administrative, and direct care professional teams are committed to helping individuals successfully navigate daily life challenges and transition back into their communities.
Hope Network teams recognize that the majority of individuals needing this level of care have likely experienced chronic stress throughout their lives, and so each program provides trauma-informed behavioral health interventions. All staff are trained in The Culture of Gentleness, which is focused on the belief that change and progress occur when individuals feel safe and supported by those around them.
Program teams partner with each resident to set personal goals and reflect upon their individual strengths, needs, values, preferences, and abilities. Residents are supported in building skills that help them achieve their highest level of independence. Residents are also encouraged to be involved in their local community while receiving treatment in these programs, and do so independently and also with the support of trained program staff.
Programs serve adults with a variety of behavioral health challenges including:
Mood changes from very high to very low, or an ongoing period of feeling down or uniquely energetic
Behaving in bizarre, anxious, fearful, erratic or odd ways that are outside the norm
Flashbacks, nightmares, severe emotional stress due to a specific incident or circumstances
Chronic and/or immediate drug or alcohol related issues along with mental health challenges
Adults who hear voices or see things others don’t on a regular basis
Instances of physical and verbal aggression
Instances of causing physical harm to oneself or someone else
Challenges with remaining involved in treatment
Ready for discharge from a more restrictive treatment environment
Challenges in a current treatment environment and anticipation that an increase in services may improve stability
Services provided in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, and Flint, Michigan
Clinical Services (varies by location):
Case Management, Group & Individual Therapies, Occupational Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Peer Supports, Community Awareness & Education, Behavioral Modification, Skill Training
Medical Services (varies by location):
Psychiatry, Nursing, Coordination of Care, Registered Dietician, Medication Management, Personal Care, Community Living Supports
Specialized Residential: Intensive
Intensive Specialized Residential programs at Hope Network provide trauma-informed behavioral health services, while recognizing that the majority of individuals who require residential care have experienced significant trauma and have likely resided in chronically stressful environments. The programs are trained in the Culture of Gentleness, supporting our belief that change and progress occurs when individuals feel safe and supported by those around them. Each team’s ultimate goal is to help each individual increase their ability to successfully navigate daily life challenges to enhance quality of life. The programs assist individuals by increasing skills that support independence, community integration and opportunities for meaningful engagement.
Both programs serve individuals with a variety of behavioral health conditions including:
Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders
Challenges that may lead to a referral:
Ongoing and/or serious physical and verbal aggression
Ongoing and/or serious behaviors that cause physical harm
Repeat elopements from treatment settings
Ongoing challenges with remaining involved in treatment
Ready for discharge from a more restrictive environment (jail, prison, state psychiatric hospitals)
History of problematic sexual behavior(s)
Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) adjudications
Individuals found Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST)
Intensive care services are offered in West Lake and Harbor Point, Michigan
West Lake is a collection specialized treatment programs for adults, located in on approximately 100 scenic acres. The program serves individuals with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and co-occurring disorders. Programs are single-story and are accessible for individuals with mobility challenges. Group therapies focus on life skills, social skills, sensory activities, cooking and money management groups, and community integration.
Harbor Point is collection of seven specialized treatment programs for adult males with severe and persistent mental illnesses and co-occurring diagnoses. Individuals at these locations have presented significant risk to themselves and/or the community and require intensive treatment interventions. Individuals utilizing services at Harbor Point frequently have a court-appointed guardian and/or a court order for treatment.
Harbor Point receives referrals and funding primarily through Community Mental Health agencies and works regularly with those adjudicated Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), on probation/parole, and individuals being discharged from state psychiatric hospitals. Many of the individuals served at Harbor Point have had frequent or long-term psychiatric inpatient treatment or forensic involvement. Harbor Point also works with individuals who have exhibited harmful sexual behaviors and have come to the attention of the mental health system.
Specialized Residential Referral FAQs
Hope Network Behavioral Health Services offers specialized residential treatment for adults who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. A specialized residential program is a group home that provides many services on site. These services include psychiatric, nursing, case management, group therapy, and individual therapy. Some of the programs offer more specialized services as well such as problematic sexual behaviors treatment or substance abuse treatment.
We have programs across the state of Michigan.
Most people who receive specialized residential treatment through Hope Network have already been receiving services through their local CMH (community mental health). Hope Network contracts with many counties across Michigan in order to serve those individuals who require a high level of specialized care or treatment.
Specialized residential treatment is not typically a covered service under the majority of private health insurance plans. Individuals who are on Medicaid and receive services through their local CMH may qualify for specialized residential treatment. The individual CMH must authorize funding for this treatment prior to acceptance/admittance to the program. Options for private pay admittance are also available.
Yes, we have one program called DART (Developmental Adolescent Residential Treatment) which is located in the Grand Rapids area. Funding for this program typically is provided through DHS, the adoption subsidy, or through the local CMH. Options for private pay admittance are also available.