The Burke Center has received $1.6-million in state funding for a new program that would provide an emergency psychiatric service facility.
The plan has been in the works for a couple of years now for a facility that would provide 24-hour psychiatric assessment and treatment. This would relieve pressure on emergency rooms, law enforcement, and would provide appropriate care to residents. The money would also go to building a residential unit for residents to continue treatment.
This is something they say is needed in our area.