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Creating A Healthy Community (CAHEC)  Program, Incorporated is a private, non-profit 501c 3 community based organization, founded in 2003.  CAHEC is licensed by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) to provide Community Change, Alternatives, Information and Training: (CAIT), Early Intervention, Case Management, Integrated Treatment, and Peer Recovery Support Services. 



  • Provides services to children, youth, adults  and families living in at-risk environments  in Wayne County, Michigan.   

  • Staff and board of directors are committed to sharing evidence based information to  communities while servicing the needs  of the entire family as defined by the persons served.   

  • Primary focus is providing behavoral health prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support services to children, youth, adults and families

  • Services are provided by licensed social workers, certified prevention specialists, certifed addiction counselors, certified peer support specialists and recovery coaches. 


Services provided include:

Youth Tobacco Act - Synar Compliance Checks

Tobacco Compliance Vendor Eductation

Peer Mediation Peer Helpers Trainings

Summer Youth Camps

Youth Problem Identification and Referral Services 

Afterschool Programs at Cornerstone Schools and Spain Middle School, 


Creating A Healthy Community is listed with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) as a city of Detroit provider of substance use related traffic offenses classes and assessments.  Click on the link below :,4612,7-132-2941_4871_4877_48561-15643--,00.html




Visiion Statement

CAHEC vision is all Wayne County residents  lead emotionally, behaviorally, physically healthy, hopeful and safe lives with adequate supports and resources.


Mission Statement


CAHEC's mission is to provide learning opportunities for children, youth, adults and families to create healthier behavioral and physical health outcomes,


Funders (past and current)


State of Michigan Prevention Network (Youth peer educators and grass roots agency training)

State of Michigan Governor's Discretionary Grant (Afterschool and summer substance use prevention programmings)

Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (Tobacco Compliance Checks and Vendor Education)

Detroit Health Department Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery (Youth Tobacco Act  Compliance Checks  and Vendor Education)

Institute for Population Health (Behavioral Health Division)


Community Collaborations


Let Them Come Missionary Baptist Church

Deliverance Temple Full Gospel Church

Wayne County 4H Community Center

We Care Foundation

Empowerment Zone Coalition

Logical Choice, LLC

The Youth Connection

Cornerstone Schools

No Veteran Left Behind


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