The Take Charge Helpline

The Take Charge Helpline, funded by the Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, is an online and automated telephone information and referral service provided free of charge by The Arc of Western Wayne County to enable you to take charge of your own research and learn more about available resources for people with disabilities.

The Helpline contains hundreds of disability related topics, including general information and contact information, topics of The Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health System, Advocacy and Service Provider Agencies in Wayne County that provide assistance to people with disabilities, Benefits, Education, Recreation and Leisure, Recipient Rights and a host of other topics important to people with disabilities and their families.

Click here for a copy of the Helpline Brochure.

Click here for a copy of the Helpline Brochure in Spanish.

Dial in to The Take Charge Helpline to access over 100 disability related topics. The Take Charge Helpline will provide you with general information on each topic as well as how to contact someone for additional information and/or assistance. You can listen to up to five topics each time you call.


Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Online and by phone.


Crisis Hotline

If you have an emergency, please call