D & M Consultants, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation started in 1986 with two (2) Fairweather Lodge programs. The Fairweather Lodge program is a community based psychosocial rehabilitation program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. These programs, based on the philosophy of Dr. George Fairweather, were pilot programs started by placing individuals in the community from Clinton Valley Center. At Clinton Valley Center, the individuals targeted for placement were part of a Fairweather 'Step Down" ward. These individuals were given the opportunity to step down from restricted ward settings to a ward that would allow them more freedom and inter-dependence. In addition, the individuals targeted for placement worked as a cohesive group, using the principles of Fairweather Lodges to make decisions that would benefit them in the community. A group of nine (9) individuals were placed at Peacock Lodge in Pontiac, Michigan and Bingham Farms Lodge in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Using the principles of Fairweather, these individuals moved into residential homes, opened their own business, Ever-Glo Janitorial, and became incorporated. Currently, D & M Consultants, Inc. has two (2) Lodge programs; Premier Lodge and Kinsel Lodge, both in Berkley and Southfield Michigan.There are 12 consumers between the Lodges.
In addition, D & M Consultants, Inc. opened two (2) semi-independent apartment programs (SIPs) in 1987 for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Currently D & M Consultants, Inc. operates apartment programs in Auburn Hills,and Ferndale Michigan, as well as two Specialized Residential Programs in Macomb County and one in Oak Park.
All programs are staffed with 24 hour on-call monitoring. Daily staffing hours may vary according to the needs of the individual served. Services provided include medication monitoring and training, assistance with finances and budgeting, transportation, vocational and employment training, and therapeutic and recreational services, among others.
Currently D & M Consultants, Inc. contracts with Easter Seals of Southeast Michigan, Community Network Services, Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc. and Macomb Oakland Regional Center. Additionally, D & M works with the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Prisoner Re-Entry Program. D & M also accepts referrals for private pay services.
The D & M Consultants management team together have over 50 years of experience in providing services to mentally ill and developmentally disabled adults in community settings.
Team members have been involved in and participated on various state and national committees, such as the National Coalition for Community Living, the International Association of Psycho-social Rehabilitation, the Michigan Fair-Weather Issues Group, the Association for Mental Health Services and the Alliance for Mentally Ill, etc.