Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
MissionThe Momentum Center is a grassroots movement to create a stigma free community.
Vision: Everyone is (and knows they are) a valuable piece of the community puzzle.
What We DoThe Momentum Center is a grassroots movement to create a stigma-free community. We do that by:
operating the Momentum Center for Social Engagement, a social and recreational program for people with mental illness, addictions, and disabilities,
directing the Momentum Cafe as a local coffee and pastry shop with the Momentum Center that is open to the public and provides a place for social integration,
facilitating community conversations including
Town Hall Meetings on Mental Illness
Town Hall Meetings on Race/Racism
Inspire! events that focus on the needs of disenfranchised and marginalized populations,
providing Cultural Immersion Experiences both internationally and Across the Bridge as we address the cultural and racial divide between Grand Haven (and surrounds) and Muskegon,
running Just Goods Gift Shop, a social enterprise that sells fair trade and social cause merchandise, and
hosting annual events including Prom with a Purpose and the Salmon Run to eRace Stigma.
The Momentum Center for Social Engagement is a unique complement to clinical and therapeutic services. No clinical diagnosis or referral is required and membership is just $1 per year. It is an empathy first environment. A robust research program provides evidence that the Momentum Center is helping reduce depression, anxiety, and loneliness among members.