Community mental health and substance abuse services

Persons living in Barry County who want and need help may be eligible for services. The types of services you may receive will be based upon your specific needs and desires.



Outpatient clinic services

Therapy services for persons who need help through a time of severe stress, emotional difficulties, a life crisis or to overcome substance abuse problems.

Emergency Services

Mental health emergencies or crisis can happen late at night or on weekends. Services are available 24 hours per day to assist those in need.


after hospital care

Persons released from an inpatient psychiatric hospital or residential services may need help in making changes for life at home. Help is available linking to services and resources after being in the hospital or treatment center.


Psychiatric Services

Appointments with our doctor for medication reviews may be arranged with other mental health services you are receiving from our agency.

Respite Services

These services give families short breaks from taking care of a developmentally disabled person or emotionally distressed child at home.

Supported Employment

A service to help adults with disabilities to get a job and do well at a job in the community.

Family Services

A number of services for families who have a child or children with developmental challengers, emotional difficulties, or an autism spectrum disorder.


Senior Services

Therapy services for those over 60 years old provided at a person’s home, in our office or in the community.

Community Living Supports

These services are for persons with mental health or developmental disability needs that make it difficult to live on their own. This service is designed to help persons in increasing productivity, independence, community inclusion and involvement.


Case Management Services

These services are for persons with developmental disabilities or emotional difficulty who need a range of services and help in the community. Our case managers can help link persons to services and community resources.


Residential Care Services

Services and help finding a place to live for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness who are not able to live alone.


Home Based Services

Intensive services provided to infants, children, and families in the home, based on family and child’s specific needs.


Peer Support Specialist

Provide support, guidance, and lend a hand to those involved with the mental health and substance abuse system to help people to be a part of the community, be independent, be productive, and attain wellness and recovery.


Consultation and Prevention Services

We promote support and teamwork with other groups for those we serve. Education programs and community awareness are offered in an effort to prevent problems and stressors from becoming severe mental health problems. *Prevention services are funded in part by Barry County United Way.


Intensive Outpatient Program

A service program that provides more intensive group and/or individual contact designed to help with more urgent emotional and /or substance abuse issues


Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Community and school-based programs, classes, and presentations focusing on the prevention of substance abuse, geared towards youth, families and adults.


Substance Abuse Assessment and Referral

A stand alone, clinical evaluatoin to determine potential treatment needs and provide treatment recommendations as needed.


Substance Abuse License Appeal Assessment

This assessment helps document a person’s recovery efforts as required by the Licensing Appeal Division of the Secretary of State.  This process supports the potential return of drving priveleges.  Prepayment is required.


Medication assisted treatment

Barry County Community Mental Health Authority’s substance abuse services program works with a certified Suboxone doctor, to help those with narcotics addiction in staying clean and sober and rebuilding their life.


Autism services

Services to children under the age of 21 who fall on the Autism Spectrum and meet eligibility criteria.


family support subsidy program

The program provides financial assistance to families that include a child with severe developmental disabilities.  The intent is to help make it possible for children with developmental disabilities to remain with or return to their birth or adoptive families.


wraparound services

This program provides supportive services at home and in the community through collaboration with community partners to ensure safety and stability of families in Barry County.




services brochure




Your records are kept electronically in a secured system and are available only to approved staff unless you permit their release in writing. State and Federal Laws guarantee your rights of
privacy. All privacy rules and your rights as a
client will be explained on your first visit.




Fees are based on our cost to provide services. Your part of that fee is set up based upon your ablility to pay. NO ONE IS REFUSED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IF HE/SHE CANNOT PAY.
There are some substance abuse services
which require payment in advance.




Our staff can assist you and assure your rights
are respected. Our recipient Rights Staff will
help you in filling out a complaint if you believe your rights have been violated. You may also contact Holly Hess, Recipient Rights
Officer at 269-948-8041



customer service

Customer Service is available to talk about
service concerns and assit with linkage to
other services and community resources.
You may contact Michelle Martin, Customer Service Representative at 269-948-8041 or Ashley Esterline, Southwest Michigan Behavorial Health Member Triage and Egagement Specialist

(800) 890-3712 TTY:  (800) 649-3777

or 711 (MRC)




myStrength is a free online resource to help you self-manage depression and anxiety via computer access, in the privacy of your own home. It is designed to complement direct intervention and support and provides personalized daily articles, videos and quotes for your mind, body and spirit. There are evidence-based learning modules with goals, weekly action plans, and tools to keep you moving forward.

You can sign up for myStrength today by going to and clicking on ‘Sign-up.’ You will be asked for an Access Code. For Barry County, the code is SWMBarry.  After entering the code, please complete the personal profile and/or a brief Wellness Assessment.  Once you create the account, you may login directly in the future via this website:


24 Hour Crisis


(269) 948-8041
Mental health emergencies or crisis can happen late at night or on weekends. Services are available 24 hours per day to assist those in need.
National rape crisis
1-800-656-HOPE (4673). If you find yourself a victim of sexual assualt call 24/7. Free. Confidential.



Agency fees are based on our cost to provide services. Your part of that fee is set up based upon your ability to pay. There are some substance abuse services which require payment in advance.


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Hours of operation

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm. Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm.


500 Barfield Drive, Hastings, MI 49058

Phone Number

Main Number: 269-948-8041
After Hours Only: 1-800-873-0511