Mission, Vision, Values, & Motto


To promote hope, recovery, resilience and advance health equity in Washtenaw County by providing, high quality, integrated behavioral health services to adults and youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health and/or substance use needs.   ​



​All residents can secure supports to improve their quality of life and reach their full potential.​​


Excellence. We provide the highest level of service to promote recovery, quality of life and self-sufficiency through proven and innovative practices. We recognize that the foundation of excellent service is our relationships.

Growth. We believe in the capacity for change at every stage of development. We grow through shared learning, lived experiences and mentoring.

Well-being. We cultivate well-being through a commitment to physical and emotional safety, active listening, and a culture of appreciation.

Inclusion. Together we build a welcoming, respectful environment for all people. Through active engagement and shared decision-making, we build a stronger community.

Community. We develop strong, trusting partnerships with the people we serve, in our broader community, and within our own organization while advancing health equity.

Accountability. We are accountable to those we serve, to the larger community, and to each other for the equitable, effective, and efficient use of our resources.

Equity. Services will be delivered with a focus on eliminating health inequities by addressing and reducing the racial and economic disparities frequently impacting Black, Indigenous and People of Colors’ health status, access, and outcomes.


Always Looking Forward. 

The not-quite-official WCCMH motto, “Always looking forward” can be attributed to our dear brother, John. John Loring’s work in the community and his leadership in our organization was well known. John’s tireless efforts and caring commitment to the citizens of Washtenaw was a vocation as much as it was an avocation evidenced through his many achievements and service to the community.
John Loring