Ethel and James Flinn Foundation Announces 2022 Grantee Partners

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, a Detroit-based organization dedicated to mental health awareness, advocacy and treatment, awarded grants to partner organizations who work to improve mental health awareness and access in Michigan. The Flinn Foundation awarded $2.7 million to 52 organizations, which includes some new mini grant partners.

“The mini grant program is an opportunity for us provide smaller, flexible grants to community organizations we may not have partnered with before,” says Andrea Cole, Executive Director and CEO of the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation.

The goal of the grants is to increase access to mental health treatment and support to as many individuals as possible.

“We appreciate the important work our partner organizations are doing and want to support them in meeting the needs and growing demand for treatment and supports,” she adds.

The grants recipients, which are broken into five program areas, are listed below. Read on for details on what each organization plans to do with its grant award.

Evidence-Based Practices

Care House of Oakland County Inc.

This Pontiac-based organization was awarded $75,000 to support its Family Resilience Program, which is aimed at reducing the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.

Children’s Center of Wayne County

This Detroit-based organization received $75,000 to implement Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, which builds positive parenting skills for caregivers of children involved in welfare services.

Common Ground

This Bloomfield Hills-based organization was awarded $100,000 to develop southeast Michigan’s first Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic.

The Detroit Institute for Children

This Walled-Lake based organization received $75,000 for a special needs program that consists of providing parents with skills to ensure their child’s health and safety.

Jewish Family Services of Metro Detroit

This West Bloomfield-based organizations received $65,000 to increase its capacity to offer behavioral services to youth.

LifeLab Kids Foundation

This Ferndale-based organization is the recipient of $50,000 to use towards Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Oakland Family Services

This Pontiac-based organization received $55,000 to provide Dialectical Behavior therapy to its clinical staff.

Oakwood Healthcare Inc.

This Southfield-based organization received $100,000 to pilot a program that would provide behavioral healthcare and case management to patients released from the ER.

Samaritas Foundation

The Detroit-based organization was a recipient of a $75,000 grant, which will be used to start a community-based substance use disorder clinic in Oakland County for adolescents.

Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center

The Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center received $100,000 to provide mental health supports for those participating in the Community Court program and specialty diversion courts.

Spectrum Human Services, Inc.

The 100,000 grant awarded to this Westland-based group is being used to develop a care coordination model and expand behavioral health treatment to adults in Detroit.

Starfish Family Services, Inc.

This Inkster-based organization received $70,000 to provide clinical training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

The Board of Governors

Children in the Livonia School District will receive expanded behavioral health services thanks to a $72,500 grant. In addition, the Board of Governors received a $75,000 grant to establish the first perinatal and early childhood clinic in Detroit, which will provide on-site behavioral health services for kids birth-5 and their families.

Trinity Health-Michigan

The $75,000 grant will support the Western Wayne Suicide Prevention Coalition, which is a program of behavioral health services, youth activities and education.

Trinity Health IHA Health Services Corporation

The Ann Arbor-based corporation plans to use its $75,000 grant to implement the IMPACT Collaborative Care Model in two pediatric clinics that will improve access to behavioral health services for ages 12-18. An additional $75,000 grant will be used to support evidence-based integrative physical health and behavioral health care at OB/GYN clinics in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Wayne County Safe Program

This Detroit-based program will use its $100,000 grant for evidence-based mental health care to sexual assault and human trafficking survivors.

Zaman International

This Inkster-based organization will provide behavioral health services to immigrant women, refugees and women of color with its $62,500 grant.

Capacity Building Opportunities

CNS Healthcare

The $50,000 grant awarded to Novi-based CNS Healthcare will provide mental health first aid training to address behavioral health episodes.

County of Washtenaw

The $50,000 grant will be used toward the Pre-Plea Diversion Program, which is the first of its kind in Michigan.

Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic

This Pontiac-based health clinic will use its $50,000 grant to expand behavioral health services.

Eastern Michigan University Foundation

This Ypsilanti-based foundation will use its $50,000 grant to expand access to early childhood mental health services.

Henry Ford Health

The hospital group received $50,000 to train clinic and hospital staff to identify and address mental health concerns in patients after birth.

Judson Center

This Farmington Hills-based center received $50,000 to expand mental health services for grades 6-12 in southeast Michigan.

Mariners Inn

This Detroit-based organization received $50,000 to train staff to improve mental health treatment for those with co-occurring disorders.

Rose Hill

The $50,000 grant will help expand telehealth services to residents of Holly-based Rose Hill Center.

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

The $50,000 grant will provide on-site mental health services to those in need. 

Southwest Solutions, Inc.

The Detroit-based group received a $50,000 grant to implement an effective training model for clinical assessment and intervention for children and families.

The Yunion

The $50,000 grant awarded to this Detroit-based organization will help close gaps in children’s mental health services.

Vista Maria

The $50,000 grant will help with training at this Dearborn Heights-based organization.

Advocacy Support

Association for Children’s Mental Health

This Lansing-based organization received a $15,000 grant to support general operating costs in order to provide advocacy support for children and families.

Autism Alliance of Michigan

This Southfield-based advocacy organization, which focuses on treatment for individuals living with autism and their families, received a $25,000 grant.

Kevin’s Song: A Nonprofit for Community Education on Depression

This Grosse Pointe Park-based advocacy organization, which shares evidence-based practices to prevent suicides, received a $15,000 grant for general operating support.

Mental Health Association in Michigan

This Lansing-based organization, which is a mental health policy and research advocate, received $50,000 for operating support.

Michigan’s Children

This Lansing-based group received $65,000 for operating costs to support its efforts in mental health advocacy.  

NAMI Metro

The $15,000 grant that this Northville organization, which focuses on Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, will help support general operating costs.

NAMI Michigan

This Lansing-based organization received $50,000 for general operating support to continue its statewide efforts in mental health care, treatment and recovery.

NAMI Washtenaw County

This Ann Arbor-based organization, which covers Washtenaw County, received $15,000 for general operating support.

Awareness, Education and Outreach Program (Mini-Grants)

Aid in Milan, Inc.

A $5,000 mini grant was awarded to this Milan-based organization to help provide group workshops on children’s mental health.

Charter County of Wayne, Michigan

This Detroit-based organization received a $5,000 mini grant to educate behavioral health professionals about the process of Assisted Outpatient Treatment.

Encourage Me I’m Young, Inc.

The $5,000 mini grant awarded to this Detroit-based organization will be used for its Smash Suicide Billboard Awareness Campaign.

Fresh Air Society, Tamarack Camps

The Bloomfield Hills-based camp received a $5,000 mini grant to train counselors and staff on a number of mental health topics.

Grace Guild of Sinai-Grace Hospital

The $5,000 mini grant will increase staff capacity to promote mental health awareness and access in Northwest Detroit, specifically focused on older adults.

Guilding Harbor

The $5,000 mini grant will provide restorative practice training to everyone at this Belleville-based agency.

John Evan Cash Foundation

The $5,000 mini grant awarded to this Farmington Hills-based foundation will provide therapist-led youth focus groups.

Journey to Healing

The $5,000 mini grant will provide coping skills and education outreach programming at this Highland Park-based organization.

Michigan Association for Infant MH

The $5,000 mini grant awarded to this Southgate-based organization will help their work with parents of young children to understand early social-emotional development.

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

This Ypsilanti-based organization received a $5,000 mini grant to education students on the warning signs and causes of depression and anxiety.

Collaborative Partnerships Initiative

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation

The $25,000 grant awarded to this Detroit-based foundation will support a collaborative effort related to substance abuse disorder and opioid settlement dollars in Michigan.

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

The $100,000 grant will be used to support a Detroit Co-Response Model pilot between the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.

The Board of Governors (WSU)

The $200,000 grant will provide support to the Wayne County Jail Mental Health Initiative, which is aimed at improving diversion efforts.