As Starr Commonwealth continues to make an impact on school districts throughout Battle Creek, their commitment to the whole health of children and the community will continue in a new downtown setting. Previously located at 155 Garfield, the new office will be at Riverwalk Centre, 34 Jackson W. Starr will operate above the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce.
“Now more than ever, the need for building strength and resilience in our local children must be a top priority,” advocates Starr President & CEO Elizabeth Carey. “As such, Starr strives to ensure these critical services are available to families throughout Battle Creek. While we are so proud of the progress made since opening Starr Behavioral Health, the opportunity to move downtown allows us to be in a location that better suits our current needs. Additionally, we see this as a tangible way to convey our dedication to the momentum of revitalization of the community. We’re excited to contribute to this energy, and continue to be humbled to serve the families of Battle Creek.”
Starr Behavioral Health will use the new space to continue trauma assessments and interventions for children. Answering the call for systems-level support for community children, these services are in coordination with Summit Pointe and Grace Health, and made possible by the Battle Creek Community Foundation. In addition, the new space will also allow Starr to work with local partners as Resilient School Projects continue in both Battle Creek Public Schools and Lakeview School District.
“For years, we have greatly appreciated Starr Commonwealth’s contributions to the community of Battle Creek,” says Battle Creek Community Foundation President & CEO Brenda Hunt. “To have them join us downtown is a testament to their commitment to the whole health of our families. Though they’ve always been present, I welcome their staff as they begin operating in the heart of the excitement our community has banded together to make possible.”