Adapt offers a variety of services and programs. Services are typically funded by Medicaid, although there is an option for private pay. Eligibility for services is generally determined by professionals at the local Community Mental Health (CMH) agency. After a determination of eligibility, a CMH professional will refer the individual to the appropriate Adapt service(s). The links to Branch and St. Joseph County CMH agencies are listed below.
Community Living Supports (CLS)
These services are provided in a group (Day Program) setting or on a 1-on-1 basis (In-Home Supports). These are separate programs offered in both counties. In both programs, the objective is for participants to make use of community resources and live as independently in one’s community as possible. The Day Programs offer opportunities for skill-building, the development and maintenance of friendships, and community integration. A major component of the program is for participants to make choices based on personal preferences to achieve individual goals. Personal choice is also the foundation of the services offered through the In-Home Supports (IHS) program which occur in the community and/or in the home of the person served. The goal of services through the IHS program is for the person served to live as independently as possible in his/her home and community. Services include assistance with personal care needs, shopping, meal preparation, money management, and accessing community resources. Respite services are also available through the IHS program which are primarily focused on giving family members a reprieve from providing care to their loved one. The focus of Respite is ensuring health and safety rather than working on living skills. The number of hours a person is served each week is determined collaboratively between the person served and his/her guardian and/or family member, if applicable, and a Supports Coordinator from the CMH agency in the county served.
Adapt operates 10 Specialized Residential Homes, three CLS Homes, and one AFC home. Adapt provides staffing in multiple other sites where people live independently in the community with several hours of support each day.
Adapt’s Specialized Residential homes are staffed 24 hours per day and provide a high level of care and supervision.
The other homes have staffing available up to 24-hours a day and residents require less personal care and direct supervision.
Anyone seeking information about Residential services should contact their local Community Mental Health (CMH) agency.
Adapt is always looking for new employees to join our team of dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s).
To request information directly from Adapt personnel, call 517-279-7531 for Branch County and 269-651-7900 for St. Joseph County or email Adapt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adapt’s Supported Employment Program, Employment Resources, offers work opportunities through individual placements, and occasionally, enclaves. Employment Resources staff provide Job Development, Job Coaching, and “Follow-Along” support to those who work in competitive employment. Services are designed to teach work skills and support the person on the job to achieve the highest level of success and independence. Employment Resources also operates the Summer Youth Program in Branch County, working collaboratively with the Branch Intermediate School District (BISD), Michigan Rehabilition Services (MRS), and Coldwater Schools to offer students 15-18 years-old their first paid work experiences. Adapt has partnered with dozens of area businesses since Employment Resources began in the mid-1980’s.
Adapt holds a 14(c) certificate through the Department of Labor (DOL) to operate a workshop that provides jobs to people in a factory-type setting. Work ranges from inspection to assembly to sorting jobs. Adapt continues to offer this employment option in Branch County as we increasingly encourage individuals to seek competitive employment in the community. All workshop employees must participate in counseling on employment options in the community at least annually, and new hires for the workshop must complete career counseling prior to beginning their employment. Applications for the workshop are available at the main building in Coldwater.
Outlook is a psychosocial Clubhouse program in Coldwater serving people with chronic mental health challenges. Outlook is fully accredited by Clubhouse International and offers the “work-ordered” day which is a foundation of the Clubhouse model. Clubhouse members participate in one of three units: Janitorial, Clerical, or Food Services. Clubhouse offers an opportunity to build work, social, and community living skills through routine, peer support, and guidance from Clubhouse employees. Clubhouse offers Transitional Employment (TE) opportunities to members who are ready to work in the community but require support. Clubhouse members also engage in Outreach activities to inactive members. With Clubhouse, it’s “Once a member, always a member”!
Branch County Residential Sites
Gail Ann – Coldwater (Spec. Res.)
Haven – Coldwater (Spec. Res.)
Northridge – Coldwater (Spec. Res)
Quimby – Coldwater (Spec. Res.)
Rosewood – Coldwater (Spec. Res.)
Wood – Coldwater (Spec. Res.)
Pierson – Coldwater (CLS)
Westbrook – Bronson (AFC)
Main Office/Day Program Site
202 Morse Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
190 Morse Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
St. Joseph County Residential Sites
Argosy – Centreville (Spec. Res.)
Mercury – Sturgis (Spec. Res.)
Midas – Sturgis (Spec. Res.)
Polaris – Sturgis (Spec. Res.)
Zenith – Centreville (Spec. Res.)
Graceland – Sturgis (CLS)
Ivanhoe – Sturgis (CLS)
St. Joe Office/Day Program Site
907 N. Clay Street
Sturgis, MI 49091
Coldwater, MI 49036