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

Purple Technology for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority uses "Purple"© 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.

Sherry Bowman Received DJ Root Award

Sherry VanWagoner-Bowman
Receives DJ Root Service Award

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA) congratulates Sherry VanWagoner-Bowman on being awarded the DJ Root Service Award.

The annual DJ Root Service Award recognizes a person who is an adovcate for people and the community. They have dedicated part of their life to support an individual with developmental differences. They demonstrate tolerance, acceptance, and promote equality. To receive this award, the recipient must have a good sense of humor, be a self-starter, and have high expectations for all people but especially people who have a developmental delay.

Sherry recently retired after 27 years of service to SCCMHA. She started her career as a residential aide and has worked for the agency in group homes, community living based programs, skill building, adult foster care, and as a supports coordinator.

Sherry has been a strong advocate for the consumers of Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority whenever there is a need. She has been focused on caring for the whole person – even before the importance of this concept was recognized by the mental health industry. Sherry has been a key player in expanding the Freedom Connection Program, and developing creative living arrangements that promote independence.

The DJ Root Service Award was presented to Jamie Burke in 2013 and Tom Livingston in 2014. Sherry is the 2015 recipient of this award. Congratulations Sherry!

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New Board Members

Jeanne Ladd and
Janelle Hughes

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority is pleased to welcome Jeanne Ladd and Janelle Hughes to our Board of Directors. Jeanne and Janelle were sworn into their new positions at the 1/26/15 board meeting.

SCCMHA Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Art Contest

Art Contest Announcement

Art Contest Entry Form