Agency News


Recovery In the Spotlight

CWN Certified Peer Support Specialist Sherry Lundquist and Clinical Director Cheryl Kobernik were recently featured along with board member Karen Goodman in a 9 &10 News Spotlight on an area grant intended to bring more substance use disorder resources to the Benzie and Manistee Communities.  Check out the highlights for the grant and Sherry's inspiring story of recovery:


Community Service and Relations Award winner - Dave Micinski

The Centra Wellness Network Board of Directors, at their June meeting recognized Superintendent of Benzie County Central Schools Dave Micinski for the contributions that he has made to our communities as Superintendent of Benzie CentralSchools.


Senator Booher visits CWN

Our Board of Directors hosted Senator Booher on October 9th in recognition of his assistance in passing Public Act 266. This legislation enables greater collaboration between public and private health care providers. Also present was Lynda Zeller, Deputy Director at Michigan Department of Community Health.


Health Club for your mind! 
We are excited to introduce, an on-line resource to strengthen the whole person - mind, body, and spirit. This simple tool and personalized learning program will help you build and sustain your mental wellness at no cost to you. myStrength is a private, confidential resource, for the individual and his/her family to practice new ways of managing stress, depression, or anxiety.


Health Home

Centra Wellness Network has been selected as a site for the Michigan Medicaid Health Home Pilot project as part of the Affordable Care Act.



Centra Wellness Network has joined the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE)


New Location!

We have moved our services in Manistee to the Manistee Wellness Center at 2198 US 31 S.

BCBS of Michigan Foundation Grant Awarded

We received a $50,000 matching grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation on behalf of Northern Michigan Health Coalition.


Focus on Issues - Journey to Independence

Focus on Issues #45 Interview with Rachel DeMaagd,an adult on a journey to independence, Tammy Finn, Exec. Dir of The Arc Kent County and Jackie Lambrecht, Community Inclusion Coordinator, The Arc Kent County.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) at Wayne State University recently announced a new webpage dedicated to providing families and professionals with information regarding diagnosis and treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 


One Question - A short documentary

Check out this 7 1/2 minute documentary with 35 persons with developmental disabilities from different backgrounds answering the same one question: "If you can change one thing about yourself, what would you change?".  The answers may not be what you expect.


Online Screening for Mental Health and Alcohol Disorders

Centra Wellness Network, in collaboration with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. offers a free online mental health and alcohol disorders screening. 


What is Wellness?

Larry Fricks, Deputy Director at the Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), says that this is a vague term that means different things to different people; wellness is not something to take lightly.