Jackson County Chamber of Commerce congratulates LifeWays on Ribbon Cutting

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 11:52:57-04

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate LifeWays on their Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, July 24th at 1200 N West Ave Jackson, MI.

LifeWays celebrated their brand-new lobby and opening of their Crisis R & R Room. The new lobby enriches the consumer experience with an open, friendly reception area and barrier-free bathrooms. The event started at 4:00 P.M and the Ribbon Cutting took place at 4:30 P.M.

Following the Ribbon Cutting, LifeWays Board Chair Melissa Callison, CEO Maribeth Leonard, and Mercer Construction gave remarks. A reception in the lobby area took place until 6:00 P.M.

“We want to thank everyone that came out to celebrate our new lobby and Crisis R&R,” acknowledged Maribeth Leonard, CEO. “Included in that thanks is Covelle Architects, Mercer Construction, Jackson County Facilities Department, and LifeWays staff for all their hard work throughout the construction. Our consumers are better served by this warm and welcoming reception area.”

Crisis R&R, the new emergency department alternative for mental health crisis, is now open at LifeWays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There will be crisis intervention supports available by qualified staff, as well as support from Peer Support Specialists who also have a mental illness, have achieved recovery, and are now helping others in crisis. The Peers will not only be able to help guests navigate their mental health crisis, but also be able to help obtain community resources, such as Medicaid enrollment, housing, or accessing ongoing mental health services.

LifeWays Community Mental Health provides mental health support, information, and services to residents of Jackson and Hillsdale counties. LifeWays ensures that all county residents who have a severe mental illness, emotional disturbance, intellectual or developmental disability, or substance use disorder receive the services they need to assist them in recovery. For more information, visit

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a proud history reaching back to 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce supports its members through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, networking events and education.

For more information about the ribbon cutting: contact the Jackson County Chamber at (517) 782-8221.