Every day, mental health and substance use treatment organizations, professionals, and individuals provide vital services to people in need and advocate for themselves. Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) celebrated their selfless efforts, advocacy, and commitment to delivering care at its Mental Health Matters Awards on May 23, 2024.  


We welcomed CBS News Detroit’s Karen Carter to celebrate local mental health champions across the following categories, Outstanding Self-Advocate, Provider, Caregiving, Community Partner, and Advocate.  


Below are the 2024 Mental Health Matters Awards winners:


  • Advocate Champion – Lisa Lepine, Director of The Arc of Macomb 
  • Caregiver Champion – Elisha Oakes, Parent and Advocate  
  • Provider Champion – Mary Lessard, Belle Meade Residential Home Manager  
  • Community Partner Champion – Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp 
  • Self-Advocate Champion – Kelly Rebolledo, Parent and Advocate  
  • Board of Directors Award – James Friedman, Chaplin with Eastpoint Police Department 
  • Drita Gjokaj Award – Bruce Dunton, Program Supervisor with Crossroads Clubhouse 
  • Reducing the Stigma Award – Kevin’s Song 
2024 Contributing Organizations

ARC of Macomb
All-Ways Care Services
CARE of Southeastern Michigan
Cookies by Design
Dutton Farms
Genoa Healthcare – Pharmacy
Hawaii Fluid Art
Juan Miguels
Leos Coney Island
Liberties Drop In Center
Life Enrichment Academy
Little Green Apple Hallmark
MCCMH Board of Directors
MCCMH Crossroads Clubhouse
MISD Flynn Educational Center
MISD Lutz School
Nothing Bundt Cakes
RE Woodworking
Rising Stars Academy
Special Treasures

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