Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) is pleased to welcome you to our family of services. We provide assistance to individuals seeking mental health wellness within Shiawassee County. Our services are available to residents in the community who have Medicaid or are uninsured, underinsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code.

  • Adults with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Children with serious emotional disturbance
  • People with developmental disabilities
  • People with co-occurring disorders

Our programs and activities are governed by a locally appointed Board of Directors. We invite you to attend the SCCMHA monthly board meeting to learn more about our organization, offer comments, and become informed.

Board meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the agency located at 1555 Industrial Drive in Owosso, Michigan.

Directions & Map

Please take a moment to read our Mission, Vision, and Values Statements


Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority uses Purple Technology for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing © technology to assist Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals a means to communicate over video desktop and mobile devices with a hearing individual in real time using American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. This service is free to Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers. Click this link to gain access to the "Purple" website and download the appropriate free application to meet your individual needs.

Steve Farness Receives Special Tribute

Joseph Sedlock, CEO, Steven Farness, Jerry Walden, President

Steven Farness Receives Special Tribute

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority Board of Directors presented a special tribute to Steven Farness for 12 years of dedicated service at SCCMHA. Steve will retire at the end of March.

Steve came to SCCMHA following a long career with Catholic Social Services, bringing his extensive experience and knowledge to our outpatient program while doing hospital prescreens after hours. During his tenure at SCCMHA, Steve has also worked with consumers in outpatient therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), assessments, and emergency services. Many consumers have had the opportunity of starting and finishing treatment with Steve, which does not often happen in the mental health service industry.

 We thank Steve for his many years of caring for the most vulnerable among us and send him with our best wishes for his future.

Save the Date

In Appreciation

Dick Gilna Recognition

Jerry Walden, President, Dick Gilna, Joseph Sedlock, CEO

SCCMHA Board of Directors recognized Dick Gilna for eleven years of service and Jaime Pavlica for twelve years of service as members of the board. We thank them both for their dedication to our agency and to the consumers of Shiawassee County.

Jaime Pavlica Recognition

Joseph Sedlock, CEO, Jaime Pavlica, Jerry Walden, President

SCCMHA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Art Contest

Art Contest Announcement

Art Contest Entry Form

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