The Crisis Center, Inc., known and doing business as Listening Ear Crisis Center, is a private nonprofit, United Way human service agency based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan providing services across mid and northern Michigan. Governed by a volunteer board of directors, the organization is licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families and Children, Inc.

Support Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Listening Ear’s Community Based Residential Care provides an opportunity for persons with developmental disabilities who are at least 18 years of age to increase their independence. Individuals receive support and training in a group home residential setting or in a semi-independent living situation as determined by their person centered plan.

Persons served must be referred by Community Mental Health and may reside in Antrim, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, or Kalkaska Counties. Services are available 24 hours every day. No fees except as determined by the referring agency.

Listening Ear strongly supports micro-enterprise opportunities for the people we serve. We encourage staff, family and community involvement, to ensure the success of each micro-enterprise and to maintain high standards and quality products. Some current micro-enterprise endeavors include but are not limited to: sales of cards, soaps, jewelry, plants and bird houses as well as services such as lawn care, office cleaning and paper shredding. If you would like additional information on the micro-enterprises supported by the Listening Ear agency, please feel free to contact us at (989) 773-6904 ext. 3241.

Providing Assistance in One’s Own Home

Listening Ear’s In-Home Help program allows adults and children with disabilities to live as independently as they choose. Persons served may reside in their homes, or with their families, in Antrim, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kalkaska, Mecosta, and Osceola Counties.

In-Home Help staff serve as role models, mentors, and trainers ensuring a safe, clean living environment while promoting independence and participation when at home, at work, or in the community. Staff assist consumers, according to the individual’s person centered plan, with budgeting, shopping, meal preparation, community activities, and more.

Persons served must be referred by Community Mental Health and may reside in Antrim, Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kalkaska, Mecosta, and Osceola Counties. Services are available 24 hours every day. No fees except as determined by the referring agency.