Easterseals Michigan's commitment to reaching out to the military community goes back to World War II. We advocate for, connect with, and provide support services to military service members, veterans and their families through all phases of deployment: predeployment, deployment and reunion reintegration.
Military service members, veterans and their families. Easterseals Michigan accepts Tricare insurance plans.
An 8-week program to help military or veteran spouses/partners prepare for, cope with or rebound from the challenges of deployment and military life. Services offered in Flint, Grand Rapids, Southfield, Center Line and Pontiac. New classes begin soon in Grand Rapids. Click here to view our flyer and to learn how you can sign up.
A 10-week parenting skills group for service members, their spouses or partners, and their children from birth to eight years old. The program is designed to support and enhance the resilience of military families. Participants provide support to each other as they learn skills to navigate the unique challenges they face post-deployment.
Clinicians utilize evidence based practices to address depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Suicide, and substance use/abuse.Clinicians also provide techniques to address trauma, manage and/or reduce anxiety, restructure thoughts and teach effective coping skills. They focus on areas such as insomnia, relationship struggles, social alienation, financial hardships, academic/career outlook, reintegration, and spiritual concerns.
Easterseals Michigan offers a gender specific military and veterans group which focuses on trauma and/ or substance use/abuse. Topics of discussion include establishing healthy relationships, self-nurturing and coping with PTSD. Multi-Family Groups/ Deployment Cycle Support Groups Psychoeducation and problem solving group which involves veterans, military personnel and their family members. Groups are based on phases of deployment. Each session includes a presentation on a topic of interest followed by an opportunity to connect with other veterans, military personnel, and families’ through facilitated discussion.
These groups provide education and stage-wise interventions for individuals who are thinking about, and ready to, remove substances from their life. Topics include stages of change regarding substance use, reintegration challenges, social alienation, effective coping skills, reunifying with family members, establishing coping skills and rebuilding relationships.
These services are available at our Center Line, Pontiac, Southfield and Walled Lake locations.