Awards presented to 18 companies

Eighteen companies received recognition for employing adults who have mental illness with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers across Michigan.

Seventeen state legislators earlier this month at Michigan’s Capitol building presented awards to the companies in recognition of their leadership in choosing to give people who have mental illness an opportunity to re-enter the workforce, with support.

The Third Annual Statewide Employment Celebration recognizes partnerships between businesses and community mental health center programs known as Clubhouses.

Sen. John Proos presented the award to Circle of Friends Clubhouse on behalf of Dollar General. Proos expressed his gratitude with Dollar General for its dedication to Circle of Friends Clubhouse and willingness to employ adults living with a mental illness.

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