“We all need resilience to live a fulfilling life. With resilience you’ll be more prepared to take on challenges and develop your talents, skills and abilities so that you can live with more purpose joy.” – Eric Grietens

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.”

– Jodi Picoult

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”

– Robert Jordan

Trauma & Resilience Unified Support Team (TRUST)

of Wexford & Missaukee Counties

TRUST is a community action organization dedicated to creating safe, stable, nurturing environments and relationships for children and families. We focus on education and awareness of the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and toxic stress and the importance of promoting resilience through protective factors. Building a compassionate and supportive network creates the opportunity for community collaboration and wellness advancement.


For instances of a crisis, TRUST encourages community members to seek guidance and assistance from trained professionals. If you or someone you know is at risk of harming themselves or others please call emergency services at 911 for help.

For crisis intervention contacts, strategies & help please click the button below.


We have compiled a series of local organizations who have either collaborated upon T.R.U.S.T.’s mission or who have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of the community’s welfare.

Developing a network of community partners is crucial to addressing the public health crisis of adversity and is key to elevating wellness in the region. Click below for details.

Understanding the Basics


A dramatic change in the environment or conditions which a person views as a danger to their welfare.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2019) defined childhood trauma as “a frightening, dangerous, or violent event that poses a threat to a child’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic as well.”


 The capability to “bounce back” from life’s challenges and regain prior functioning. There is an art to developing resilience founded upon social connection to others and the fostering of supportive relationships. Resilience allows a person to be flexible when facing hardships while adapting to new circumstances and growing from the experience.

Creating a resilient community means coming together to address adversity and enhance well-being.


Take the ACEs Survey

ACEs are “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (i.e. potentially harmful, abnormal or traumatic) events which occurred during a person’s childhood before reaching the age of 18.

These types of adversity can generally be considered sources of maltreatment or household dysfunction and can be divided into a total of 10 classifications.

Resources & Tools

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Community Updates & Events

Read the latest updates and get information on upcoming T.R.U.S.T. events!

Contact Us

Feel free to stop by call or email and we will get back with you as soon as we can!


Trust Wexford Missaukee
10641 W Watergate Rd
Cadillac, MI 49601



Phone: (231) 779-4500
Mail: [email protected]


Business Hours

Mon. – Fri: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Sat. – Sun: Closed



Request A Speaker or Training



TRUST serves as a clearing house for local experts to provide trainings and presentations throughout the community. If you would like to request a training or presentation speaker, please fill out the form below.