Engagement Program:
Substance Use Support and Education

WE OPEN THE DOOR TO HEALTHY LIVING and help youth stay out of harms way.


The Engagement Program utilizes SBIRT, an evidence based intervention focused on providing support to youth ages 13-20 surrounding substance use. This program utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to support youth in moving toward healthier outcomes. The Engagement Program additionally places emphasis on supporting youth by increasing protective factors such as access to mental and physical health care, access to safe and stable housing, increasing peer and community connections and identifying and utilizing coping strategies. In addition to connecting youth to services, this program also advocates for the accessibility of substance use treatment services specific to adolescents and young adults.

We are an SBIRT site!

The Ozone House Drop-In Center offers on-site substance use screenings, brief interventions, substance use education groups and referrals to treatment services.

Are you between the ages of 10-25? Is the Engagement Program right for you?

  • Are you worried about your alcohol, tobacco, drug or prescription medicine use?
  • Have questions?
  • Want to talk about it?
  • Want to use less?
  • Trying to quit? Or just interested in learning about additional ways to deal with stress?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, the Engagement Program might be right for you!

Real Talk

A substance use education group that meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Drop-In Center from 4:40- 5:30pm.

It is a safe space for young people to explore topics related to substance abuse or use.


Need help now?

Support and resources for youth and those who care about youth are available any time – day or night – CALL (734) 666-2222, TEXT “Ozone” to (734) 662-2222 M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm, or click here to CHAT M-TH 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4pm.

All Ozone House services are free, voluntary and confidential.

If you are interested in this program, come see us at the Drop-In Center or call Corner Health Center at 734-484-3600. Ask for the Health Coach or the Engagement Program.

The Drop-In Center is located at 102 N. Hamilton Street, Ypsilanti, MI.
Corner Health is located at 47 N. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI.


Ozone House is helpful because it’s going to help me stay with my mom.

Ozone House client August 6, 2016

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