Upon reflection, When the court first awarded my guardianship case to the Servants Center we had a very rough time working together for about 7 years. This was partially due to the broken mental health system in Grand Rapids, lack of accountability, and systematic abuse. One main issue I have identified was that on top of having an extremely frustrating time trying to figure out how to work with the Servants Center, I also encountered issues with Cherry Health case managers, and Dr's, Pine Rest Case Management and Dr's, and with Network 180 refusing to help me in regards to requesting different case management services because I was blocked by doing so because of the guardianship. I was told by every case manager that I had that my case was the overall worst guardianship case they had ever heard about. This was due to the systematic abuse. What I found that worked for me to be able to successfully have the Probate Judge sign off on the termination of guardianship was to find a way to work with Servants Center in doing so. This change finally started to take place when I was able to switch to Interact Case Management which is also the same time that Servant Center hired a new employee that had experience working directly with the marginalized communities which happened to be the final year of the guardianship. What I found to be very helpful was that I needed to be very tactful and also hold people accountable. I would read the website of the Case Management Company that I was with and if at any time they did not uphold what their responsibilities were I would immediately file a recipient rights complaint with the date and time of incident. When I repeatedly had issues with the Dr's not giving me standard medical care I would contact Michigan Protection and Advocacy whom told me to find a new Dr. I would also research every diagnosis that was on my record and prepared to meet with the Dr's and I would bring proof with me about medications and documentation of the severe negative side effects and such. But I would also be prepared to suggest a few solutions with the Dr. I found this to be very helpful. I would also bring a friend to every Dr. appointment and case management appointment to have proof that I was being honest, and also proof that the Dr's and Case Managers were on some funny business. In addition to being assertive and respectful I signed up for any and all community classes and also mental health classes and completed the programs until I received a certificate. I would then copy all my certificates and give one copy to Servants Center and to my case managers to prove by a reasonable doubt that I was actively working towards recovery. After doing this, I found that if I needed to discuss something about my SSDI, incompetency case, ect...I found that it was so much easier to just contact Servants Center myself instead of relying on the case manager. But before contacting the Servants Center I would make sure that I had researched the issues that I needed to discuss, and make sure that I could site the sources of information to them. There is a "guardianship" legal book at Cooley Law School Library which explains the responsibilities of a guardian. I found it helpful to copy the applicable pages, and just discuss any issues directly with Servants Center or the case managers. Overall the "guardianship" experience caused me to have severe trauma due to the systematic abuse, and lack of accountability. I also feel that the probate court since they originally signed off deeming me incompetent is responsible for violating my 8th amendment right of "cruel and unusual punishment." In the end I was able to come to a Win Win solution with Servants Center because they filed on my behalf and supported my guardianship being terminated. The entire process caused a lot of suffering. The probate court, network 180, or Servants Center might be open to any suggestions of how the system can be changed for the better.
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I had a facelift with Dr. Ringler and I could not be happier. I wish I had this procedure 10 years ago. I look and feel so great, and my recovery w…
They started out nice but this is the third time in my last time paying $60 for a job like this
This place is a joke. Scheduled an appointment for noon and when I arrived I was told I had to reschedule because the therapist would not be in because of a migraine. Went back on my rescheduled day, paid for a hr but only received service for half hour. The worst part was before I got undressed and the massage started she asked for a tip. Angel is the massage therapist I used. Police need to investigate this place.
Save your money and go somewhere else!!!!! The worst experience I’ve ever had as a stylist I know the field. Went in for accent highlights and came out 6 hours later with orange hair and the stylist didn’t even care!!
Denise is a true healer! I have been in sports all my life and have the injury's to prove it.I have came in with Back,neck hip,and knee problems as well as low energy levels and she as been amazing with it all.I have been seeing her for years.Would Highly recommend Her. Regards Mike
What a Great time I had tonite with the Guys... Really looks good inside. The staff is very friendly. I will be back soon.
Absolutely HORRIBLE experience. Do not waste your money. There are many other nicer, better salons with staff and owners that actually appreciate their customers. I experienced the most unprofessional owner that I have ever encountered in a business. We had a bridal party and, unfortunately, were 30 minutes late due to a ride error. We realized that this wasn't ideal and apologized. When we arrived, the owner proceeded to berate and lecture the bride to the point of causing the bride to break down in tears. Instead of apologizing, the owner launched into her tirade a second time when the bride was explaining to her wedding planner why she was crying. As the wedding planner and maid of honor politely asked the owner to please stop with her lecture and to just perform the services she and her staff were being paid to perform, the owner got even more argumentative, arguing with multiple people at once who were simply asking her to act professional and do her job. To make matters worse, the owner of the salon allowed her very young, very unprofessional receptionist to argue and yell at the bride, the wedding planner, and the bridesmaids. The owner was so "flustered" that she didn't know if she could continue on with completing hair and makeup for the bride, claiming that she is an "artist" and that this type of disruption was overwhelming and frustrating to her. SHE WAS SO UPSET THAT SHE HAD TO TAKe A 15 MIN BREAK, leaving the bride crying in her chair with wet hair. REALLY??? You are a business owner claiming to be a professional who works on brides and bridal parties "all the time" yet get so unraveled by a 30 minute delay that you resort to yelling at and berating your PAYING CUSTOMERS to the point of tears? This place is an absolute joke and I feel sorry for the stylists working there. Time for some real professionals to step in and run this salon.
I canceled my membership after not using it for 6 weeks, was told I had to go to the location to sign the cancelation, hello, the reason I don't come is because I dont have time. Then because it was June 2nd, 1 day after the 1st, they said I had to pay for June in order to cancel my membership but the manager would call me and riumberse me for June. Not only did that not happen, but now I ha e been charged again for July, I called and was told I never canceled my memebership and the manager would call me Monday when she was in. You guessed it, she never did, I was told she was called into the Holland location. So they don't have a phone there that she could call me from? Terrible customer service, too many options to go to a place with this level of customer service, STAY AWAY
I have been a client here for over 5 years. Then to hear from an out of town aquaintence Hotel Venus and my stylist had gone out of business was sorely disappointing. I no longer rave their reviews.
Tanning here is so wonderful! Everyone is so helpful and friendly. The salon is always clean and tidy!