WHS Mission Statement
In everything we do, our mission remains the same: “Helping Children to be Victors.”
Our purpose is to offer the most appropriate settings and most effective service providers to children, their families and their communities. We take part in a mutual effort assisting those in need to overcome social and economic barriers, to capitalize on their personal strengths, and to contribute to their own healing. Our approach is eclectic and is founded on the premise of “unconditional” care. Wolverine’s continuum of services and effective network of referral sources provide a responsive and cost-effective system accessible at the community level.
We continue to use new treatment approaches, to reach out and collaborate with other services providers, and to utilize input from our many clients, constituents, funders, and supporters.
WHS Strategic Goals
Establish, develop, and implement a fundraising strategy for WHS.
Improve the processes governing recruitment, hiring, and retention of quality WHS employees.
Define the needs of the agency and market to effectively promote WHS programs, create a strategy for effective fund development.
To evaluate, refine and assess areas for new program development within WHS residential and community based treatment services.
Maintain and upgrade WAN and Email systems.
Deliver budgeted profit for the fiscal year.
WHS Board of Trustees
Wolverine Human Services is governed by a Board of Trustees:
- Karen Paciorek, Ph.D
Chair, Eastern Michigan University
- Ronald Warhurst
- Warde Manuel
Trustee, University of Michigan
- Vincent J. Brennan
Trustee, Denali Energy
- Ritchie Piert
Trustee, Marjin Group
- Martin F. Daly
Trustee, Daly Merritt, Inc.
- Thomas Rogers
- James Libs
Secretary, Brown & Brown of Detroit
- Gerard Meter
Treasurer, Steelcase, Inc.
- John Wangler
Trustee, TopCat Sales
- Robert E. Wollack
Second Vice-Chairman, Wolverine Human Services
- Jordan Morgan
Trustee, The Jordan Morgan Foundation
- Brittany Young
Trustee, Plastipak Packaging
- Jonathan Minder
Trustee, Maximus Ventures
- Adam R. Burgess
Trustee, Plante Moran Cresa
WHS Awards and Accreditation
Wolverine Human Services is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, “a comprehensive independent accreditor of behavioral health care and social service organizations operating in the United States and Canada. Over 1000 organizations, voluntary, public and proprietary, local and statewide, large and small, have either successfully achieved accreditation through the Council’s process or are currently engaged in the process.”
Wolverine is a member of the Association of Accredited Child and Family Agencies, whose mission is to “enhance and improve the provision of child welfare systems and services to children and families in Michigan.”
Our youth are engaged in healing activities every day, and one of the most empowering tools they use is telling their stories through creative expression. We invite you to browse some of their work here, and support them in sharing their story and continuing on the path of healing.Have you heard about our partnership with the Beck Institute? Together, we are training our staff, teaching our children, and integrating principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) into the everyday culture at Wolverine. This partnership will make us the first and only juvenile justice agency in the world to provide this evidence-based best practice to our youth.