Detroit health clinic set to close


GETTING AWAY WITH EXTRA MONEY WITHOUT MAKING ANY THREATS AT ALL.>>Karen: THIS HEALTH CLINIC ON DETROIT’S EAST SIDE PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND IT’S GOOD FOR EVERYTHING FROM MEDICAL TO DENTAL CARE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING.>>Devin: THERE’S WORD TO THE DETROIT EAST HEALTH SERVICES IS GOING TO CLOSE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS. IT’S A BIG HIT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.>>DEVIN AND KAREN, IT IS. WE’RE TALKING 800 PEOPLE WHO USE THE FACILITY FOR A ONE STOP SHOP FOR HELP. THERE’S BEEN HEARSAY ABOUT WHY IT’S CLOSING AND HAS NO REAL ANSWERS. THAT HAS PATIENTS AND EMPLOYEES OUTRAGED.>>THEY WORK SO HARD.>>THE CORNER OF MACK AND MT. ELLIOTT OUTSIDE OF DETROIT EAST HEALTH SERVICES IS NOW A SOUNDING BOARD. NOW YOU’RE GOING TO PUT THEM BACK OUT HERE?>>JENNIFER GRIER AND ANDERSON HAVE HELP FROM THE CENTER.>>A PEACE OF MIND. THEY HELP ME CLEATING, FOOD, EVEN SO MUCH AS TO COME OUT OF MY BACKS TO GET FAIR BACK.>>NOW THAT THEY’RE CALLING IT QUITS.>>WE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO.>>AN EMPLOYEE WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED SHARES THOSE SAME CONCERNS.>>I THINK THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH THE BUSINESSES AND PROBLEMS FOR THE RESIDENTS AND, YOU KNOW, FOR WHAT? THAT QUESTION HASN’T BEEN ANSWERED. DETROIT EAST DID PROVIDE A BRIEF STATEMENT SAYING THEY’ WORKING WITH DETROIT WAYNE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY ON AN ORDERLY TRANSITION THAT SERVES THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CONSUMERS. WHILE SOME OF THOSE CONSUMERS ARE SAYING, THEY WERE BEST SERVED AT DETROIT EAST.>>THEY PUT THEIR BACK AND EVERYTHING ON THE LIEN FOR US.>>FOR THIS POINT AT LEAST THEY’RE NOT WILLING TO LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR HELP.>>BECAUSE WE ONLY WANT DETROIT EAST, WE ONLY WANT THE PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW.>>WE DID REACH OUT TO CARE LINK WHICH OVERSEAS DETROIT EAST AND RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT WE WANT TO SHOW YOU RIGHT NOW.>>SAYS IT QUOTE, IN PART, OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS THAT EVERYONE THAT WILL MEET CLARE NEEDS. WE’LL BE VERY ACTIVE OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS PROVIDING RESOURCES TO SUPPORT CONSUMERS. SO WE WILL SEE. ON DETROIT’S EAST SIDE LOCAL 4.>>WHAT DOES IT MEAN? DO WE HAVE ANY NOTION WHAT THEY MEAN WHEN THEY SAY THE RESOURCES THEY’RE GOING TO PROVIDE?>>RIGHT, WELL, CARE LINK IS TELLING US THEY WILL BE HOLDING FARES NEXT WEEK AND ALSO ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND AT THE FARES HELD HERE AT DETROIT EAST, THEY WILL A NEVER —

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