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History

 


Mission Statement


Our mission is to strengthen resiliency in people and their communities through
prevention, education, and services that improve the quality of life.

 

CARE of Southeastern Michigan’s History

 

1977

The Substance Abuse Information Center (SAIC) was founded by Charles Clay and a group of committed community leaders to provide free assessments and referrals for those experiencing difficulties because of the problematic use of alcohol and/or other drugs.

1978

Prevention programming and employee assistance services are added to the agency’s service delivery system.

1982

The Substance Abuse information Center begins providing student assessments.

1989

The Paper People program is implemented to provide early childhood prevention education.

1990

The Substance Abuse Information Center receives the National Association of Counties Award for the Paper People Program.

1992

The Substance Abuse Information Center changes its name to Community Assessment Referral and Education (CARE).

1994

CARE begins providing case management services to women.

1995

CARE receives the United Way Richard Hugili Honorable Mention Award for excellence in programming.

1998

Substance abuse access changes to a management care system for Macomb County residents that are low income or qualify for Medicaid.

1999

CARE receives CARF accreditation.

2001

CARE receives the Prevention Agency of the Year Award from Prevention Association of Michigan.

2002

CARE purchases its own facility at 31900 Utica Road. Fraser, MI.

2005

CARE is recognized by the National Point of Light Foundation.

2007

CARE launches its first website.The Employee Assistance Center changes name to CARE’s WorkLife Solutions.

2007

CARE begins to coordinate the diversion program in Harper Woods and the Grosse Pointe communities.

2008

CARE receives funding from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan for the first time and begins providing screening and case management services for children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

2009

CARE receives recognition from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.

2011

The Board of Directors updates and re-files the agency’s Articles of Incorporation and by-laws.  CARE’s mission statement is also updated.

2012

The name Community Assessment Referral & Education – CARE is officially changed to CARE of Southeastern Michigan.  The agency also wins a free brand makeover and updates their look.  CARE begins to provide Peer Recovery Coaching services to individuals receiving substance abuse treatment.