Providing services to the children and families of Michigan since 1987
Our founder Robert E. Wollack began Wolverine after working with youth in a variety of settings. Robert believed that through his research and experience he could develop a treatment model that would result in the best possible outcomes.
Wolverine opened the Wolverine Community Center and Soup Kitchen, now named in honor of its late center director, John S. Vitale.
Mr. Wollack founded and was president of Florida’s Gator Human Services.
The Pioneer program expanded by 48 beds with the opening of the Wolverine Growth and Recovery Center on the Vassar campus.
Pioneer expanded again by adding another 87 beds with the opening of the WAVES program on the Vassar campus.
Wolverine became the first agency in Michigan to build and operate a secure residential treatment facility for adolescent males.
Wolverine opened the Lt. Clarence Fischer Leadership Academy in Vassar.
Wolverine’s Vassar campus was awarded a Substance Abuse license
Began a collaboration with Growthworks, Inc.
Opened the Vassar House program, dedicated to providing Trauma Informed services, Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse services for adolescent females and expanded the Wolverine Secure Treatment Center.
Wolverine Community Based Programs opened offices in Taylor, Center Line, Flint, South Lyon and Saginaw.
2013 - Present
Developed two new programs designed to meet the treatment needs of today’s youth.