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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.

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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

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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

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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

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JUANITA WEST

Mason County

I have the opportunity to build relationships with teenagers, listen to their story, and help them create and achieve their goals. Sometimes, youth feel like their world is out of control and they are in the middle of chaos… my goal is to help them discover what is in their control and focus on making decisions that improve their lives.

 

Call or email me at  jwest@staircaseyouthservices.org

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Kaitlin Hradek

Missaukee & Wexford Counties

"It is my pleasure to be working with you and to see you achieve the goals that you make for yourself. I am excited to be a part of this journey with you and to see you grow and learn along the way."  

Call or email me:  khradek@staircaseyouthservices.org

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Victoria Irons

Missaukee & Wexford Counties

"You can never change your past, but you can learn from it and in turn, become the person that your past wouldn't recognize. I would love to help you create goals and accomplish them."  

Call or email me:  virons@staircaseyouthservices.org

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Sarah Rudat

Oceana County

“My goal is to teach life skills and decision making skills that will assist youth in the present and as they attain their independence.”

Call or email me at:  srudat@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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