All of Starr’s locations have excellent facilities, and they exist for one sole purpose: to help children overcome their difficult backgrounds and situations so they may reach their full potential.
We currently provide services throughout Michigan, with our Albion campus serving as headquarters to our operations. Our campuses provide community-based early intervention, preventative services and specialized residential alternatives to children.
Starr - Albion, MI
Founded by Floyd Starr in 1913, our Albion, MI, campus is the original location of Starr Commonwealth. Having grown from 40 acres and a barn to 350 acres that boast a recreation center, chapel and museum, the Albion campus provides residential services to an average of 200 students a day.
The physical grounds of the Albion campus embody Floyd Starr’s tenet that if you give children a place of beauty in which to live, they will want to extend that to their behaviors and attitudes.
With the help of renowned Michigan landscape architects T. Glenn Phillips and Genevieve Gillette, the Albion campus is home to many beautiful specimens of trees, flowering shrubs and outdoor sculpture, as well as a 42-acre lake that students use for canoeing and fishing.
Serving as our headquarters, the Albion campus also houses our human resources, finance, marketing and development offices.
Starr Battle Creek
Over a decade ago, there were many families and children in Calhoun County using our home-based services. Such interest encouraged us to expand some of our programs and create Starr Battle Creek.
In 1997, we acquired the locally well-known Battle Creek Child Guidance Center and have grown into our current location on Garfield Avenue.
Starr - Detroit, MI
Starr Commonwealth and the kids of Detroit share a long history. In fact, 40 percent of the youth in our residential treatment programs in Albion have traditionally come from the Detroit area.
In 1987, the question was, “How can we keep these kids from falling through the cracks when they return home to the streets of Detroit?”
The answer was Starr Detroit, and a handful of community-based programs designed to help kids transition back into the community, stopping the vicious cycle of abuse, drugs and young parenthood.
Starr Detroit Academy — Detroit, MI
Starr Detroit Academy is an open enrollment charter school founded on the belief that all Detroit children have the right to a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, the opportunity to recognize and develop their own strengths and committed teachers who are 100% dedicated to their success.
PsychSystems — Wayne, MI
PsychSystems is a CARF accredited outpatient mental health practice providing services to the general public. Our outpatient facility specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) treatment modalities which are the most evidence based, best practice methods known at this time.
We serve families in Southern Michigan who are looking for community or home-based treatment who are dealing with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children — Clinton Township, MI
Today’s educators and childcare professionals are on the front lines of a battle they may not even know they’re in: the fight against trauma in children.
TLC’s mission is to bring out the best in every traumatized child by training professionals to create environments where children can flourish.
They have trained over 6,000 professionals to help children overcome the trauma in their lives, and are working to share knowledge with teachers, social workers and more throughout the world.
Reclaiming Youth International — Lennox, SD
Children and youth face many challenges in communities all over the world, including conflict, violence, drugs, gang activity, trouble in school and much more.
Reclaiming Youth International provides access to knowledge, resources and training for professionals who work with these children and their families from some of the world’s leading experts in positive youth development.