Saginaw MAX System of Care

Throughout Saginaw County, hundreds of young people suffer from complex emotional and behavioral challenges, sometimes referred to as Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

It affects their work in school, their family stability and their interactions with others. Helping them requires not only family support, but a carefully coordinated team approach that often involves the educational, mental health, child welfare, healthcare, juvenile justice and law enforcement systems.

Saginaw MAX System of Care was developed to help meet the unique needs of youth with complex emotional and behavioural challenges. It is a partnership of all the child- and family-serving agencies that can provide the necessary services to these youth. It is designed to provide tightly coordinated care — a system that maximizes resources, maximizes teamwork and maximizes results.