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Prevention Center


Early drug and underage alcohol use can lead to lifelong problems for children and families of all economic and cultural backgrounds. HHI's Prevention Center offers an array of community and school-based programs designed to promote the development of healthy lifestyles in children, adolescents and families.

Prevention Center programs utilize researched curriculum to promote the development of healthy lifestyles in children, adolescents, and families. Prevention programming is designed to address current stressors facing our Youth and limit risk factors that can lead to adolescent experimentation with alcohol and other drugs. Some risk factors for substance abuse include:  violent and delinquent behaviors, economic disadvantage, family substance use and history, academic failure, social acceptance and media representation.

Prevention Center Programs

  • Children and Adolescent Groups

    • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education

    • Assertiveness

    • Communication

    • Decision Making

    • Life Skills

    • Literacy

    • Peer Pressure

    • Self-Discipline

    • Self-Esteem

    • Social Skills

    • Violence Prevention / Reduction

  • Adult and Parent Groups

    • Parenting Classes

    • Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Education

  • Marijuana Education Coalition for Children and Adolescents (MECCA)

    • Community Events

    • Education & Public Services

    • All community members are welcome to participate

  • Community Assessment



Our Prevention Specialists participate with many local task forces, community groups and other efforts to prevent and reduce the affects of substance abuse. Technical assistance is also available.


Wraparound is a process that is unique to each family, but with some shared elements:  

  • A Wraparound Facilitator is assigned to each family

  • In-Home Services

  • Community-Based Services

  • Family Support and Education

  • 24/hour Telephone Support

  • Individualized Goal Setting

  • Strength-Based Approach

  • Peer Support

  • Integration of Community Supports and Services

  • Aftercare Planning and Referral

Hegira House (ACT) & Housing Employment

8623 N. Wayne Road, Suite 220

Westland, MI 48185

Telephone:  (734) 427-1144

Fax:  (734) 742-0608



Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Payment Terms

Most Prevention Center services are free of charge to residents of western Wayne County. Many of the programs are funded by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority. State, local, school and private grants may also subsidize programs. A nominal fee for books or supplies may apply to some groups.

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