MACMHB Fall Conference

MACMHB Fall Conference

We had a great time at the MACMHB Fall Conference in Traverse City last week! Thank you to those who came and visited us at the conference. If you missed us, feel free to contact Sami Al Jallad, our Executive Director, at [email protected] with any questions or program inquiries.


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In November, Turning Leaf opened Silver Maple Cottage, our first residential program in Kent County!

We are excited to continue to  to serve our friends on the west side of the state and support more residents closer to their home communities with this new program.

Silver Maple Cottage is a community-integrated, specialized residential treatment program located in Caledonia, Michigan. The program embraces a recovery-oriented approach to supporting adults with a primary diagnosis of mental illness in addition to those with a co-occurring developmental disability, traumatic brain injury, or substance use disorder. It provides an intense staffing ratio with on-site program managers, and staff will guide the individuals we serve in recreation, community integration, and skill building programming.

The program itself is a two-story cottage with the capacity to serve up to twelve individuals in multiple living areas, including completely barrier-free bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. It resides on 1 acre of land with multiple outdoor areas.

silver maple cottage

Annual Stakeholder Survey

We recently sent out our annual Stakeholder Survey, and we got some great feedback. Here are some highlights:

  • 100% of respondents Agreed or Strongly Agreed that Turning Leaf understands consumer goals and provides services to help them meet their goals.
  • 94% of respondents Agreed or Strongly Agreed that Turning Leaf protects and promotes the rights of the consumers served.
  • 94% of respondents Agreed or Strongly agreed that Turning Leaf provides a healthy and safe environment.


Thank you to all who responded. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are working hard to address your concerns. As always, email us at [email protected] with any comments or feedback!

Staff Spotlight

Joel Sanchez

Joel M. Sanchez, M.D. has been Turning Leaf's staff psychiatrist since November of 2012, and we are proud to announce that as of August 2015 he now serves as our Medical Director! Joel is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has served as President of the Resident Physician Section of the Michigan Psychiatric Society. He completed his general psychiatry residency at the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry and continues training there as a child/adolescent psychiatry fellow. Turning Leaf's Leadership Team is pleased to announce this addition to our treatment team and is grateful for his contributions and positive impact on the lives of the people that we serve.