For over 10 years, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has provided its community with residential substance abuse treatment in the heart of its Isabella Indian Reservation in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The reservation is the tribe’s headquarters, and it also operates an outpatient program on the reservation.
Saginaw Chippewa’s substance abuse programs aim to provide a safe haven where clients can develop humility, honesty, self-respect and recovery skills to help sustain lasting sobriety. Treatment is culturally-sensitive, incorporating a variety of tribal traditions. Treatment is available to registered tribe members or direct descendants residing in Isabella, Arenac, Midland, Missaukee or Clare counties.
Accommodations and Food
Most residents have single rooms in the brick treatment center, situated in the center of the reservation. However, if the number of clients exceeds the number of singles, new clients are placed with roommates. The facility has a kitchen staff that prepares all meals, and dietary restrictions and preferences can be accommodated.
The facility features a workout room, a house phone and a TV room, and there are wooded areas nearby for walks. Residents can also use the reservation’s sweat lodge.
Treatment and Staff
Clients must be drug and alcohol free for 72 hours before arrival. Treatment is 12-step focused and adheres to the Medicine Wheel traditions, which seek to integrate the client’s spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical well-being.
Days are spent in group and individual therapy and partaking in classes and events on tribal culture. Residents attend classes in crafting and the Ojibwe language, and attend the reservation’s pow-wows. Clients also attend daily Wellbriety peer support meetings.
Clients are encouraged to bring family members to individual therapy for family counseling.
For aftercare, residents may choose to enroll in the reservation’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The reservation also offers case management services and domestic violence intervention and anger management classes.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s residential program offers culturally-sensitive 12-step focused treatment. It’s motto “Nog-Da-Win-Da-Meg” means “Taking Care of One Another.” Clients participate in a variety of classes and tribal rituals while in treatment, which help them build self-esteem and connect to a supportive community as they begin their recovery journey.
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
2800 S. Shepard Rd
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Residential Cost: Grant funding available for most tribe members. Reach Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Residential by phone at (989) 775-4860. Find Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe on Facebook
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