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.
Prevention programming and employee assistance services are added to the agency’s service delivery system.
The Substance Abuse information Center begins providing student assessments.
The Paper People program is implemented to provide early childhood prevention education.
The Substance Abuse Information Center receives the National Association of Counties Award for the Paper People Program.
The Substance Abuse Information Center changes its name to Community Assessment Referral and Education (CARE).
CARE begins providing case management services to women.
CARE receives the United Way Richard Hugili Honorable Mention Award for excellence in programming.
Substance abuse access changes to a management care system for Macomb County residents that are low income or qualify for Medicaid.
CARE receives CARF accreditation.
CARE receives the Prevention Agency of the Year Award from Prevention Association of Michigan.
CARE purchases its own facility at 31900 Utica Road. Fraser, MI.
CARE is recognized by the National Point of Light Foundation.
CARE launches its first website.The Employee Assistance Center changes name to CARE’s WorkLife Solutions.
CARE begins to coordinate the diversion program in Harper Woods and the Grosse Pointe communities.
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.
CARE receives recognition from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
The Board of Directors updates and re-files the agency’s Articles of Incorporation and by-laws. CARE’s mission statement is also updated.
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.
Recovery United Community Center Opens.
I highly recommend all parents take the parenting class offered by care. I received so much knowledge, useful knowledge. The instructor shared real life stories that gave great insight to positive parenting. The instructor was informative, understanding and compassionate. She was great at helping each of us individually with our personal parenting struggles. At the end of our session each week, I walked out with a new hope and a new skill. It helped to build my confidence as a parent.
Shalynn R: The Reason I Want to Be A Social Worker
CARE helped me to find a huge part of who I am. I love everything that I do with them, and I can’t wait to have a career where I get to do that sort of thing every day. That is the reason that I want to be a social worker.