A belief in potential. A right to dream. An opportunity to achieve.
Welcome to SCCMHA
We at SCCMHA have a deep-seated belief in the potential of every person we meet.
These same persons have a right to dream and imagine a life of their choosing and we are here to support those dreams and help them with opportunities to achieve.
Vote for the SCCMHA Consumer Art Contest 2024!
Voting is open! The SCCMHA Consumer Art Contest for 2024 has received all submissions and it is now time to decide who will be part of the CMHA Traveling Art Show.
From Feb. 7 to March 1, our consumers’ artwork will be displayed in the lobby of our Hancock St. building for all to see.
We’re inviting you to come by and see what our consumers came up with! Not only that, but we want you to cast your vote on the artwork that will be selected for the CMHA Traveling Art Show.
The winning piece will be purchased from the artist by CMHA for $100 and be taken all over the state to be displayed with other CMH consumer artwork from around Michigan.
We will have a ballot box in the main lobby for you to submit your vote. The artwork with the most votes at the end of the month will be chosen and submitted to CMHA. Swing by Hancock to take a look at the talent our consumers have and cast your vote!
February is Black History Month
In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History named the second week of February as Negro History Week to promote the aware of African-American contributions to history. This time was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
February was federally recognized in 1976 as Black History Month by President Gerald Ford, who called upon to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Since then, the meaning has changed from not only the contributions of African-Americans, but all black people from periods in U.S. history, from the enslaved people brought over from Africa in the 17th century to those living today.
Over the years, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Netherlands also have adopted celebrating Black History Month. However, the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands observe theirs in October. Black History Month celebrations range from educational seminars, museum exhibits, speeches, film screenings and various other events.
February is American Heart Month
Live Heart Healthy. February is recognized as American Heart Month, raising awareness to combat cardiovascular health issues.
Over 120 million Americans struggle with some degree of heart conditions and it is important to encourage individuals to commit to healthy practices to help reduce or prevent cardiovascular concerns. Furthermore, emphasizing the effectiveness of advancing research and expanding access to affordable health care are equally crucial to assist in the fight against heart disease. You can take action to ensure your own heart health through practices such as regular exercise, healthy eating, managing weight and avoiding high-risk habits such as smoking or vaping.
In addition to American Heart Month, Friday, Feb. 2 is National Wear Red Day, designated to increase awareness of heart disease and its impact on women’s health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
On this day, or throughout the month, you can participate by wearing red to support heart health and raise awareness on the importance of education, prevention and early detection.