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In Calhoun and Branch County, Samaritas staff work with families to make changes that resolve a situation where a child has an emotional disturbance. Services can include counseling for individuals, couples, or the entire family. Services are provided in the home and the community and include clinical work through therapy models Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral , advocacy, psychiatric care, and more.

  • Home Based Services: These services are offered in Calhoun and Branch County for children ages 4-18th birthday with an emphasis on improving functioning in the child’s natural environments at home, school, and/or in the community. Services are provided to the entire family unit and include individual and family counseling, advocacy, and assistance with obtaining psychiatric services. Home Based Services can be accessed by going through CMH to obtain an assessment to determine appropriateness for services.
  • Toddler Infant Parent Program (TIPP): In Calhoun County, Samaritas Infant Mental Health clinicians work with Pregnant and parenting families up to the 4th birthday to assist in overcoming mental health barriers and enhance the bond and relationship between parent and child.
  • Total Case Management (TCM): In Calhoun and Branch Counties, Samaritas staff work with families to assist them in linking and coordinating with other services to meet their youth's needs.

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In Kalamazoo County, Community Living Services are offered in partnership with Kalamazoo Community Mental Health for youth. Community Living Services provides supports to families with children challenged with serious emotional disturbances and/or developmental disabilities.

What does CLS do?

The CLS program offers intense home and community based services aimed at improving social interactions and internal controls by instilling positive behaviors. Developing skills related to daily living, household chores, improving communication, relationship building, and goals determined in the child's Person Centered Plan.

What activities can CLS provide?

Participating in community and recreating opportunities; such as, attending classes, movies, volunteering, concerts and events in a park. Assisting families at home in relating to and caring for their child. Attendance at medical appointments. Goal setting with child and family to reduce risk factors and preserve health and safety to all members of the family.

How is CLS at Samaritas different than other CLS programs?

We offer a 1:1 ratio with staff and families. We spend time in the home and out in the community. We plan activities with you and your child as they pertain to the goals within their treatment plan. We work with the entire family to improve daily living skills, communication and understanding. We provide transportation to and from community events and recreation activities. We look for staff who have experience with behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities.

To see if you are eligible for CLS services through Samaritas, please contact your KCMHSAS case manager.


Throughout the state, Samaritas Clinicians work with youth, adults and families to address mental health needs in an Outpatient Capacity. Services are offered at many of our Samaritas locations and included Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and much more!

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Health services offered to families, adults and children through evidenced based treatment models in an environment that is designed to meet the clinical needs of the consumer.
  • Therapy can happen at any time the family or child is ready to begin the work. You do not need to wait until things are out of control in the home and you are at your wits end. You can make immediate therapy referral in order to provide support for the family who is struggling with the child's behavior or other mental health needs.
  • What services are offered? Therapy services can process past traumas, process current life events, gain understanding of life experiences, assist with emotion regulation, decrease negative behaviors, develop behaviorally specific behavior plans for youth, support children in transitions, teach hands on therapeutic parenting skills, and strengthen the parent child relationship.
  • Who pays for services? Samaritas clinicians are able to bill your insurance for services offered. Samaritas Outpatient services can also be covered through KCMHSAS.
  • How do I make a referral? You can make a referral by completed the Therapy Referral Form or by calling the therapy referral line at (855) 319-3734

Samaritas Behavioral Health Program has collaborated with WMU - Children's Trauma Assessment Team to provide Trauma Assessments and Attachment Assessments to children. Samaritas holds firm to the WMU - CTAC's model in providing quality, evidenced-based neurodevelopmental assessments.

Exposure to potentially traumatic events can affect a child's functioning with the cognitive, affective, behavioral and physiological domains. Early detection of child trauma can minimize psychological and physiological risk of children. The goal of the Trauma Assessment is to assess the impact of children following exposure to traumatic events and make recommendations for appropriate services to alleviate the impacts of trauma on the child's life.

How much does it cost?

A Trauma Assessment (Neurodevelopmental Assessment) costs $700. The Attachment Assessment costs $300.

Who pays for services?

Services are covered by the Department of Human Services, Adoption Subsidy, or can be self-paid by the family.

How do I make a referral?

To make a referral for a Trauma Assessment and/or an Attachment Assessment, please complete the Trauma Assessment Referral Form and submit with appropriate documents to