New in 2018: Mental Health Therapy and Trauma Focused-CBT Therapy

Our services are adapted to meeting each resident's individual need. Whether a client is just starting to work on becoming independent or someone who just needs help living in their own home, BrickWays is there to help. Support services may be provided by family members, TRAIL, other agencies or through Community Mental Health with the aim of helping each person overcome obstacles to reach their goals.

With a focus on hands-on, interactive learning, our team encourages residents to thrive in community interaction as they make new friends, gain confidence, receive support and pour into the community themselves.

Our services address education, employment, healthcare and other concerns, self-advocacy initiatives, residential support, family support, employment programs, leisure and recreational programs.

Some of our Resident Activities include:

Peace Ranch: Fridays
Planet Fitness: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Sew Happy Hearts Club: Wednesday and Thursdays
Drum Circle: monthly, Saturdays


COOKING matters

The kitchen at the Community Living Center is a dedicated site for the MSU Cooking Matters Classes, available at no cost to participants in the community. The community kitchen was remodeled with a grant from Rotary Charities. It was specifically designed to allow multiple individuals to prepare, cook and bake at the same time.


Independent Living Support: The TRAIL Program

The Traverse Region Assisted Independent Living (TRAIL) Program provides support for adults with disabilities to live confidently and successfully in independent housing situations. This program is available to residents of Brickways’ properties as well as those who rent their own homes or apartments in the community. TRAIL staff members provide training in cooking, housekeeping, and money management, as well as encouraging positive lifestyle choices such as healthy menu planning, regular exercise, and active participation in community events. TRAIL staff can also monitor medications and provide transportation to doctors and dentists appointments when necessary.