Serving Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency,
and Presque Isle Counties.
The Wraparound initiative is dedicated to preserving the family unit by developing and implementing collaborative community based services that work from a strengths based perspective. Specific focus identifies children at risk of, or that have been removed from their home, coordination of intensive in-home services, stabilizing, reunifying, and strengthening the family unit through Wraparound services planning and delivery.
The Wraparound model is based on individualized, strengths based, needs-driven planning, with a persistent commitment to create services and supports for each family unit. The family identifies a Child and Family Team (CFT), made up of familial, professional and non-professional supports. The CFT helps the family to create an individualized service plan with measurable outcomes. They meet once/twice per month to monitor progress and update the Wraparound service plan. Services strive to be community based and culturally competent.
Referrals are reviewed for acceptance by a Community Team, which meets monthly. The Community Team is comprised of human service professionals (CMH, DHS, etc) who engage in a multi-systemic approach to service delivery. Each community Team member operates under a confidentiality agreement, protecting the privacy of families at all times.
Families must meet DHS eligibility requirements and be determined eligible by DHS to be considered for Wraparound Services. Eligibility is determined by a variety of factors such as involvement with DHS Children’s Services, Foster Care, and Adoption, the court or other need factors.