Life Center is accredited by CARF
(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
in the area of Community and Employment Services. We
have a long and successful history helping people with
disabilities establish successful lives in the community. After
incorporating in 1982 as a non-profit corporation,
we have consistently dedicated our organization to
providing quality residential and vocational support
services to individuals diagnosed with developmental
disabilities and mental illness.
Life Center started out with four group homes for the
developmentally disabled, under contract with the State
of Michigan through the Department of Mental Health.
In 1986, we were chosen to provide unlicensed supported
independence to individuals residing in their own apartments.
As the first of its kind in the state of Michigan,
this program was visited by mental health professionals
from as far away as Germany, England and Japan. Soon
after, our model was adapted to serve adults with mental
illness and Life Center was granted a similar contract
with Northville Regional Center. This concept was again
expanded to Oakland County, when Life Center was awarded
a contract with Clinton Valley Center, which began
serving 10 individuals. Soon after, due to the success
and high demand for our service, as many as 31 individuals
The provision of vocational services was another area
of interest pursued by Life Center. We were honored
when our proposal was chosen by Macomb-Oakland Regional
Center and the Oasis Clinic Services Program was started
in 1996. Day services that offer skill enhancement
to promote successful community adaptation are at the
foundation of Oasis classes.
More recently we were asked to participate in a task
group to work with Community Living Services to establish
self-determined supports. In the past few years, the
agency has begun to offer these supports in Wayne,
Oakland, and Macomb Counties.