Children & Family Services

When a child is experiencing distressing emotional or behavioral symptoms, it often impacts a whole family. LifeWays is here to not only provide treatment for your child, but to help provide the support and resources you need to make your family stronger.

If your child receives Medicaid or Healthy Michigan Plan and is experiencing symptoms of a severe emotional disturbance, behavioral challenge, mental illness, or intellectual or developmental disability, he or she may be eligible for behavioral health treatment through LifeWays. There are many forms a treatment available through the LifeWays Provider Network, including Autism Spectrum Disorder services. You will have the ability to help decide your child's treatment and goals with a Person-Centered Plan designed by you, your child (when possible), and his or her treatment team.

To help determine whether your child may be eligible for services through LifeWays, you can call us at 517.789.1200. If your child has private insurance or is not eligible to receive services at LifeWays, you can either call the number listed on the back of your insurance card for information about behavioral health providers for children in your network or you can call Central Michigan 2-1-1 who may also be able to assist you in finding a behavioral health provider.