Community Mental Health

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  • Are you in crisis?
    If you, or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis please call our Helpline at 866-512-4357.

    You can contact the Crisis Center/Helpline for reasons such as:

    • Suicidal Thoughts
    • Information on Suicide
    • Information on Mental Health/Illness
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction
    • To Help a Friend or Loved One

    *If the person is a danger to themselves or others contact 911 for assistance. If you are not in crisis and are looking to access mental health services for yourself or someone you know please contact the Access Center at 877-588-4357 or TTY 616-494-5508.


Community Mental Health (CMH) is a public provider of services for people with developmental disabilities and/or serious mental illness.Our programs and activities are governed by a Board of Directors.Our services are available to residents of Ottawa County who have Medicaid or are uninsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. We are CARF accredited for 12 programs.

Advocacy Task Force

The Community Mental Health of Ottawa County Advocacy Task Force has been formed to provide additional assistance, information, and support to our consumers and their families. We recognize our consumers and their families may occasionally need assistance in navigating the mental health system and/or a “neutral” party to answer questions and provide support. We are working closely with the ARC – Advocacy & Resource Center of Ottawa County, Disability Network Lakeshore, and other community partners to assure these resources are known and available to our consumers.  Future work will include training for Independent Facilitators for Person Centered Planning meetings, regular updates related to consumer rights and protections on our website, and creation of “contract provider community liaisons” - “go to” people involved in service delivery who are likely the first point of contact with consumers and families who have concerns and questions.

If you are interested in learning more about the Advocacy Task Force or would like any of the assistance mentioned above, please contact Anna Bednarek, our Customer Services Coordinator at (616) 494-5545 or

  • Mental Health Millage Ballot Language

    Shall the limitation on the total amount of taxes which may be levied against taxable property within the County of Ottawa, Michigan, as provided for by Section 6 of Article IX of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, be increased up to the amount of $0.30 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation (0.30 mills) for a period of ten (10) years, 2017 through 2026, inclusive, for the purposes of providing funding to supplement (but not supplant) Michigan Medicaid funding, Michigan general fund dollars, and Ottawa County general fund dollars and to support additional programming and services for Ottawa County residents who are clients of the Ottawa County Community Mental Health Agency who receive programming and services therefrom pursuant to the terms of the Michigan Mental Health Code, Act 258 of the Public Acts of 1974, as pursuant to the terms of the Michigan Mental Health Code, Act 258 of the Public Acts of 1974, as amended, MCL 330.1001 et seq., thereby raising in the first year an estimated $3,233,591?

    Learn More About the Mental Health Millage

  • Request for Proposal

    Community Mental Health of Ottawa County invites you to submit your proposal for the provision of Assertive Community Treatment/Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment as outlined in the Michigan Medicaid Manual.  ACT/IDDT services include assessment, treatment planning, individual and group psychotherapy, intensive/community-based case management, peer specialist/recovery coaching, psychiatry, nursing, and 24/7/365 crisis response. Potential Providers must have the ability to bill third party insurance. The selected provider will serve consumers throughout Ottawa County.

    Request for Proposal Packets are available on this page or may be obtained by contacting Final submissions should be sent to 12265 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 Attn:  Kathy Coffey. Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm February 12, 2016. Written questions may be submitted to Jane Longstreet, by 5:00pm, Friday, February 1, 2016. A response will be sent by February 5, 2016. 

    Community Mental Health of Ottawa County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, reserves the right to waive formalities and to take such action as it deems necessary in the best interest of the agency. Submission is open to all interested parties in compliance with national, state, and local laws. 


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Administrative Office

  • Phone: (616) 392-1873
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Lynne Doyle
    Executive Director
  • Briana Fowler
    Recipient Rights Officer