What is a Consumer Council?
There are separate Councils for each service area at Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health
- Consumer Council for Persons with Mental Illness
- Consumer Council for Persons with Developmental Challenges
- Emotionally and Developmentally Challenged Child and Family Council
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Consumer Councils provide the agency with input, suggestions, and feedback on services and policies and procedures. The Councils also aid in development of materials and special projects for information, community awareness, and outreach.
Why should I be involved in a Consumer Council?
It's an opportunity for you to talk with us, and
- Discuss your challenges.
- Help us find ways to meet the needs of families who are faced with mental illness, emotional distress, or developmental disabilities.
- Work with us to reduce stigma in the community.
- Enjoy social support and refreshments with others who share your needs.
Who is a Consumer Council Member, and what will I do?
BABH Consumer Councils are comprised of volunteers who are currently receiving services from Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health in any of our service areas in Bay or Arenac counties. Each Council meets monthly and reviews service information for feedback to the Board administration. Council meetings are held the first week of each month.
How do I join?
If you want to know more about being a Consumer Council member, contact the Services Supervisor at (989) 895-2300 or 1-800-327-4693.
We Want You to Help Us.
Join our Consumer Council and help us find the best ways to serve adults, families, and children with special needs.