Shiawassee Health & Wellness, formerly the Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority, has partnered with Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties in utilizing “Commonwealth,” an innovative website that promotes community events and resources that was launched by Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) in February 2014.
“Collaboration is very valuable. Together we can broaden our efforts to connect people to opportunities in which they can build social networks and enhance personal wellbeing,” said Shiawassee Health & Wellness CEO Lindsey Hull. “We strive to empower the individuals we serve with knowledge about activities, resources and supports in our Shiawassee County community.”
The Commonwealth site publicizes opportunities for education, individual growth, emotional support and connection to community service programs. It connects people to celebrations of triumph, diversity, healthy fun and pride in their community. The collaboration champions individual and community empowerment.
Commonwealth’s user-friendly format allows community members to browse events by a number of criteria, including county, organization or event name, date and cost. It is meeting a significant need, especially for families and individuals in search of local resources that enhance their ability to live, work, learn and play in their communities.
Currently there are over 600 agencies sharing activities on the Commonwealth website, and the list continues to grow. Anyone who has an event they would like to share on the Commonwealth website can send an event flyer or information to Penny Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shiawassee Health & Wellness provides services and support to Shiawassee County residents who are adults and children with developmental disabilities, adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances.
For more information about Commonwealth, visit www.micommonwealth.com, or contact Penny Corbin by phone at (989) 723-0755 or email at email@example.com.