President and CEO, CARE of Southeastern Michigan
Monique Stanton has developed partnerships with Ascension, McLaren, Henry Ford and Beaumont health systems, drug courts, the Macomb County jail and community corrections to expand access to behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.
“Under her leadership, CARE is considered a leader in peer recovery coaching and health care initiatives in the region and state,” said Darlene Owens, Substance Use Disorder director at Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority.
CARE’s certified peer recovery coaches screen, intervene and coordinate treatment for people with substance use disorder. The coaches, who are in long-term recovery, have served more than 5,000 people.
In December, CARE also partnered with Medstar Ambulance and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department to develop an interdisciplinary team to visit homes where overdoses previously occurred and provide resources to treatment and recovery services. CARE also opened a Recovery United Community Center that offers arts-based programs, health and wellness activities, support groups, a computer bank, job support, financial literacy training, GED prep and more.