Nonprofit extends reach of services
A local faith-based nonprofit is expanding its substance use disorder treatment and outpatient counseling services in the region.
Wedgwood Christian Services said last week it is extending the services in Muskegon and Ottawa counties.
The expansion comes with the ability to accept private insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network and Priority Health.
Wedgwood is in the process of securing office space in Holland and will start serving Ottawa County through Ottawa Community Mental Health in March 2018.
The organization opened an office in Muskegon in 2016, at 950 West Norton Ave. Wedgwood has been working with HealthWest to offer other services in Muskegon prior to this expansion.
Many of the services are community-based, meaning clinicians meet clients in the community, often at home, school or wherever convenient.
In Ottawa County, services include an SUD outreach program for adolescents and adults, family engagement therapy for moms struggling with addiction, outpatient counseling for adolescents and adults and intensive outpatient services for adolescents and adults struggling with addiction.
In Muskegon County, services include SUD outreach program for adolescents and adults, family engagement therapy for moms struggling with addiction who have school-aged children, specialty pregnancy assistance for expectant and newborn mothers with SUD and outpatient counseling for adolescents and adults.
Wedgwood now offers variations of these services in eight counties: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan, Montcalm, Oceana, Newaygo and Osceola counties.
Wedgwood Christian Services is a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit that provides community programs, educational support and residential care to 11,000 children, teens and families every year in West Michigan.