About the Momentum Center
What can you expect at the Momentum Center?
The Momentum Center offers social and recreational activities for people with mental illness, addictions and disabilities. No referral or clinical diagnosis is necessary. Monthly calendars are available and everyone is invited to stop in and see what it's all about. Membership costs just $1 per year and allows individuals to participate in all scheduled activities and events. Occasionally there might be an optional activity that requires a small nominal charge.
Within the Momentum Center there is a pool table, air hockey table, Wii, board games and a computer bay. The Momentum Center offers classes in art, exercise, breathing, and self-development. It also arranges offsite events and activities and provides transportation so that individuals can participate in Extended Grace events and Town Hall Meetings.
The Momentum Center is also a place for anyone to learn about resources within the community.
Just Goods Gifts and Cafe' is housed within the Momentum Center. In addition to Fair Trade and Social Conscience hand-made merchandise, Just Goods serves Aldea Coffee, Leppinks donuts, Grand Finale' cookies, and teas from Sir Wellington. This public space encourages interaction throughout the community and strives to eliminate stigma.
How Do You Join the Momentum Center?
Stop in to fill out a membership application.
Pay $1 to join.
Participate in member orientation.
Participate in any activities that you choose!
How is the Momentum Center Funded?
Momentum Center adult programming receives most of its funding from the Mental Health Millage passed by Ottawa County and distributed by Community Mental Health. That means Tri-Cities residents tax dollars are coming directly back to serve Tri-Cities area residents. The Momentum Center is also funded through grants, private donors, events, and other fundraising efforts, which allows it to operate the teen program and other initiatives.
“The center is a place where they see me, not my label, my disability. When I come into a room my peers hear the joy in my voice as I sing or laugh because I am happy to see everybody. I now have a place to go where I can be accepted. Please understand that sometimes I get overwhelmed by things in my life like sounds, big changes, and being touched. I just need to feel safe in my world, so I can be a part of yours. I am thankful for the momentum center and glad I can come and be me!”