Macomb HSCB

In July of 1990, a group of public agencies within Macomb County formally organized as the Macomb County Human Services Coordinating Body (HSCB).

This initiative grew out of recommendations made earlier in 1989 by the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Ad Hoc Committee on Children’s Services. This Committee issued a report that recommended the formation of such a human services coordinating body within the County to enhance inter-agency planning and collaborative efforts for the benefit of Macomb County residents.

In July of 1990, an initial inter-agency service assurance agreement that formalized the Macomb County HSCB was approved by eight member agencies. By July 1992, there are 12 member agencies.

In March of 1991, the HSCB sponsored a County-wide Children’s Symposium with more than 200 participants from local public/private human service agencies, elected officials, and other civic leaders attending. Its purpose was to bring together professional line staff and administrators from Macomb County public and private human service, health, education, and police agencies to help recommend a children’s agenda for Macomb County.

In November of 1991, the Macomb County HSCB released the Children’s Symposium Report. From this document came the community issues and work group projects.

About the same time, state and local leaders have joined with families and other consumers to seek improved ways to serve children and their families in our communities. Collaborative efforts have been viewed as a way to improve results for children and their families. In Michigan, emerging partnerships among the state human service directors have led to a significant amount of collaboration in the development of policies and adoption of principles for ongoing work.

The collaborative partnerships that have developed on the state level are also evolving on the local level. As a result, there is a significant amount of confusion about how the various new and traditional opportunities for receiving services can be meshed into a more seamless array of services.

In October of 1994, the state human services directors and the Superintendent of Public Instruction signed a document entitled, “Our Commitment to System Reform for Children and Families.” This paper confirmed their commitment to a collaborative, seamless, locally controlled, family-friendly systems reform.

This reform was envisioned to focus on “new ways of doing business” to achieve better results for multi-generational families who receive services across multiple human services and educational systems.
To carry out the director’s request for a road map which will give guidance toward systems reform, a diverse Task Force on Systems Reform was assembled to make recommendation about collaboration. That Task Force issued its report to the Michigan Human Service Directors on February 15, 1995.

That Task Force report listed over forty (40) recommendations identified for implementation as soon as possible. The first recommendation was to have each community designate a single, multi-purpose collaborative body to forge alliances, create a shared vision, and mobilize resources for services for families whose needs are now met by multiple agencies.

On July 6, 1995, the Macomb County Human Services Coordinating Body (HSCB) was approved as the Multi-Purpose Collaborative Body (MPCB) for the Macomb County community.

In 2005, the generic term “Multi-Purpose Collaborative Body” was changed to “Community Collaborative.”

Affordable Care Act

Help in signing up for the Affordable Health Act:


By clicking on the “Calculator” link above, you will see health insurance premiums and subsidies for people purchasing insurance on their own in new health insurance exchanges (or “Marketplaces”) created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Does the calculator provide definitive estimates of what people will pay under the health reform law?

No. The calculator is intended to illustrate how families in varying circumstances may be affected by the tax credits and limits on age rating included in the law. Premiums will vary from region to region and based on assumptions insurers make in setting premiums. In addition to what people would pay in premiums, they would also have out-of-pocket expenses for cost sharing (e.g., deductibles and coinsurance), which in some cases would be subsidized based on income. In addition, there are many other factors that could increase or decrease how much people pay, including efforts to make the health care system more efficient and additional revenue measures to finance the federal cost of reform.

Beginning in October 2013, middle-income people under age 65, who are not eligible for coverage through their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare, can apply for tax credit subsidies available through state-based exchanges.

Additionally, states have the option to expand their Medicaid programs to cover all people making up to 138% of the federal poverty level (which is about $33,000 for a family of four). In states that opt out of expanding Medicaid, some people making below this amount will still be eligible for Medicaid, some will be eligible for subsidized coverage through Marketplaces, and others will not be eligible for subsidies.

With this calculator, you can enter different income levels, ages, and family sizes to get an estimate of your eligibility for subsidies and how much you could spend on health insurance. As premiums and eligibility requirements may vary, contact your state’s Medicaid office or exchange with enrollment questions.

Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the Affordable Care Act, click here to see a video

HSCB Committees




FESS meets on the first Friday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the Macomb County Family Resource Center.  The Co-Chairs are: Robert Weber, MSUE, [email protected] and Mary Frontiero, Macomb Community Action, [email protected]


The ISC meets on the first Tuesday of the odd numbered months from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. in the Health Department Library.  The Chair of the ISC is Bill Ridella, Macomb County Health Department. E-mail: [email protected]


The Inter-Agency Communications Work Group usually meets on the second Thursday of the month starting at 2:00 P.M. at the Macomb Intermediate School District, 44001 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI 48038.  The Chair is Jacqui Rabine, MSU Extension, E-mail:  [email protected]



The Portal of Service Committee usually meets on the third Friday of the month. The Chair of the Portal of Service Committee is Laura Rios, Department of Veteran Services, [email protected].


The Domestic Violence Consultation and Technical Assistance Team meets on the third Thursday of the month starting at 10:00 A.M.  The Co-Chairs are Carmen Wargel from the Macomb County Domestic Violence Council, (586) 463-4430 or [email protected] and Dawn Walker from the Department of Health and Human Services, (586) 466-8706 or [email protected]

Affiliated Collaboratives

An Affiliated Collaborative of the Macomb County Human Services Coordinating Body is a specific project and/or set of services aimed at a specified target population and/or community need seeking HSCB member agency cross-systems coordination, planning, and service delivery.  HSCB Affiliated collaboratives meet one or more of the following criteria:

1.  The proposed collaborative is directed and funded by federal or state public policy through an HSCB member agency.

2.  An HSCB Executive Council member agency acts as a fiduciary for funding or as a purchaser of service.

3.  A member of the HSCB Executive Council is directly involved in the the community development of the collaborative and/or seeking private or public support for its operation and continuance.

Macomb HSCB Affiliated Collaboratives

 Early On is a statewide early intervention system that provides a range of family services and support to help infants and toddlers from birth to age 36 months who have developmental delays or established conditions that may lead to delays.  (For more information, contact Rebecca Naert, (586)  228-3463 or [email protected]

Great Start Collaborative is a collaborative community effort to develop parent involvement and education programs for families of children from birth to age eight. Lead Agency: MISD.  For more information, contact Kelly Isrow, (586) 228-3495 or [email protected]

Macomb County Suicide Prevention Coalition focuses on the prevention of suicide in Macomb County.  Lead Agency: Macomb County Community Mental Health.  For more information, contact Nancy Buyle, (586) 228-3439 or [email protected]

Macomb Homeless Coalition coordinates the resources available to the homeless and potentially homeless in Macomb County.  For more information, contact Jolyne Baarck, (586) 465-1212 or [email protected]

Offender Success is designed to significantly reduce crime and enhance public safety by implementing a seamless system of services for offenders from the time of their entry to prison through their transition, community reintegration and aftercare in their communities. Lead Agency: Michigan Works! – For more information, contact Paula Keena,  (586) 469-7044. E-mail: [email protected]

Macomb Veteran Action Collaborative (MVAC)  The mission of MVAC is the development of a “no wrong door” system of care where veterans and their dependents receive the care they need and are referred to appropriate resources. Lead agency: Macomb County Veterans Services. For more information, contact Laura Rios, (586) 469-6507. E-mail: [email protected]

One Macomb has the purpose to promote multi-culturalism and inclusion efforts in Macomb County. New contact expected soon.

Training Events

2020 Traveling Tours

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the 2020 HSCB Traveling Tours  have been canceled.

REGISTRATION PROCESS (You must first create an online account with the MISD before you can register.)

How To Register 

(Note: Each person must register separately. There is no group registration.)


1.Go to:

2.Click on the “Course Offerings” tab on the top menu.

3.Click on “Complete List of Courses/Events.”

4.A screen will pop up indicating that everyone needs to have an account with the MISD before they are able to register.

5.Click on “Create Account” tab near the top of the page on the right.

6.Follow the prompts to create an account. For the “District” box, if you are employed at an agency and not a school, click on the drop down list, and select “Employer if Other or N/A” for both the District and School name.  Use the next two spaces to record your Employer (your agency) and Position (your job title). Leave “Grade taught” and “Content area” blank. Then click on the “Agreed and create account” link.  Then click on “Continue.”

7.Once registered, click on the “Home” tab and the courses will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

8. Click on the calendar drop down list and select “October 24, 2019” for both the start and end dates. Select “Information Exchange.”

9. Select one session in one or more of the four tracks (A, B, C, D). If you select a session and then change your mind, the program only let you select another session in that time frame. If you want to erase any choice, you will need to refresh the page and start again. 

10.Click on “Add to Cart”

11.Another screen will automatically pop up, then enter your Password.  When the checkout process is complete you will see a confirmation screen.  You will be able to print your receipt. You will also receive an email confirmation of your course enrollment. Maintain this document as the email registration confirmation will be a single email that contains information for all the courses you enrolled.


1.Go to:

2.Click on the “Course Offerings” tab on the top menu.

3.Click on “Complete List of Courses/Events.”

4.Log in with your name and password in the upper right hand corner.  Then click on “Browse    courses.”

5. Click on the calendar drop down list and select “October 24, 2019” for both the start and end    dates. Then click on “Information Exchange.”

6.Select one session in one or more of the four tracks (A, B, C, D).

7.Click on “Add to Cart”

8.Click on “Checkout” located by the Information Exchange listing. 

9. Click on “Proceed to next step. 

10.Your registration confirmation will be on screen. You will be able to print your receipt. You will also receive an email confirmation of your course enrollment. Maintain this document as the email registration confirmation will be a single email that contains information for all the courses you enrolled.If you need further assistance in registering, there is an online guide posted on the “Complete list of Courses” page as “MISD Event Registration Participant Guide.”

Lunch – Lunch is on your own from 12:30 A.M. to 1:45 P.M.

Evaluation Forms – Participants are expected to sign in at each tour site and complete and return the evaluation form.

Certificates of Attendance – Certificates will be available at the end of each Tour.  Return your completed Tour evaluation form to receive your certificate.  Certificates will not be given to anyone not signed in for that session.

If you need further assistance in registering, there is an online guide posted on the MISD “Complete list of Courses” page. Click on “MISD Event Registration Participant Guide.”

For more information about Traveling Tours, contact the Traveling Tours Exchange Co-Chairs:

Jessica Toia, DHHS, (586) 770-9942 or [email protected]

Lisa Murphy, Harbor Oaks Hospital, (586) 330-5235 or [email protected]

Another training you may be interested in . . . 

Using Existing Service Networks in Macomb County free training

A training on how to use existing Macomb County Service Networks has been compiled by the HSCB Inter-Agency Communications Work Group (IACWG).

If your organization would like to schedule a free 30 minute training (onsite or by telephone) that further explains the networking resources,  contact Madeline Habib, CMH Prevention Coordinator at (586) 466-7903 or [email protected] 

Using Existing Service Networks in Macomb County

Contact Macomb HSCB

Macomb County Human Services Coordinating Body 
c/o Macomb County Community Mental Health
22550 Hall Road
Clinton Township, Michigan 48036
HSCB Lead Agency Chair:  David Pankotai (586) 469-6462
Prevention Coordinator:  Madeline Habib (586) 466-7903

Effective March 31, 2024, live Customer Service agents will be available Monday – Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm (closed all county holidays, except New Year’s Day).

There will be a phone tree available after-hours to guide callers accordingly.

The Crisis Center will still be available 24/7/365 to assist callers experiencing a mental health crisis at 988 or 586-307-9100.