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HERE TO HELP YOUTH AND THEIR  FAMILIES BUILD A BETTER FUTURE 

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YOUTH 
MEET OUR STAFF

If you feel alone and are struggling with a crisis, we are here to help.

  • 24-hour support

  • Free confidential support

  • Problem solving

PARENTS

Staircase is here to help you build stronger connections with your teen.

  • Mediation and conflict resolution

  • Free confidential support

HOST HOMES

A host home is a place where youth can stay temporarily and receive mentoring and guidance.  Staircase is looking for individuals willing to provide housing for a youth.

Kerry VanHouten

Executive Director

"I am fortunate to have an outstanding staff.  They are dedicated to promoting positive youth development and strengthening families in all they do."

Call or email me at: kterryn@staircaseyouthservices.org

RITA MCCANN

Manistee County

“It is my pleasure to meet with you and see how I can help you move forward with your goals”.

Call or email me atrmccann@staircaseyouthservices.org

LEEANN FRATTINI

Mason County

"You can't go back and rewrite your beginning, but you can start where you are and write your own ending, I want to help you do that."  

 

Call or email me at  lfrattinni@staircaseyouthservices.org

Emily Merten

Oceana County

“I am youth outreach specialist at Staircase Youth Services. The goals I hope to achieve working with the youth in Oceana county are that each youth feels confident and sure of themselves, that each youth has stable and safe housing and that after working with me, the youths and their families will have a stronger bond than before.”

Call or email me at:  emerten@staircaseyouthservices.org

DAKOTA MORRIS

Missaukee & Wexford Counties

"I get the privilege of working with youth in the Transitional Living Program.  My main goal is to help youth with housing as needed and teach fundamental life skills, so when the youth leaves my program, they are prepared for adulthood."  

Call or email me:  dmorris@staircaseyouthservices.org

Aubree Newhall

Missaukee & Wexford Counties

"I have the privilege of helping the youth in my community in such a meaningful way; I support, empower and encourage them and their goals."  

Call or email me:  anewhall@staircaseyouthservices.org

REFERRALS

Early warning signs of a potential youth in crisis may include:

  • school truancy

  • poor grades

  • withdrawal from friends, family and social activities. 

  • disciplinary issues

  • conflict at home

If a youth you know is showing signs or facing challenges, we encourage you to contact us to make a referral.

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