**CALL TO ACTION**

Hello, All!

There are some fairly terrifying aspects of the proposed 2017 Michigan budget, specifically Section 298 – which eliminates Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP’s) in our state and puts the money into the HMO’s. Like Massachusetts and New Jersey, we do not want our local mental health and substance use providers to end up closing outpatient practices because of inadequate reimbursement rates and insufficient business. Section 298 will cut off access to a modality of services in order to keep the rest of the providers’ operations intact.

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Reflection of Recovery

home-of-new-vision-recovery I met Sherman Stennis in January of 2014. Mr. Stennis was my first client as a Peer Recovery Coach at Home of New Vision (HNV). I noticed right away that he was on fire for recovery.

Sherman has a history of over forty years in dealing with addiction. It was blatantly obvious that he was ready to change his life style so we immediately started working a viable recovery plan. He would attend a Men’s Group here at the agency that I facilitated, and attend twelve step meetings of his choice throughout the course of the week. Sherman also had an awesome team of HNV professionals working with him which included a therapist, case manager, and other supports (the professionals here at HNV love being around him because he has a very magnetic personality and has a positive impact on everyone he comes into contact with).

During the entire time, he lived in the shelter at the Delonis Center with Continue reading