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Construction on New Mental Health Clinic Set to Begin in Gowanda

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GOWANDA, N.Y. -- Ground was broken Tuesday on a 9,500 square foot, $1.5 million health clinic in Gowanda that will house the Buffalo Psychiatric Center's clinical services as well as family care programs.

"When we build clinics like this, we are trying to solve that problem; first of all, easy access and getting those services out there," said New York Office of Mental Health Commissioner,Dr. Ann Sullivan. 

"This facility being in the village will give better access to the residents who need these services," said Mayor Heather McKeever, Gowanda.

"It really offers an opportunity for this region to have quality mental health services to have services for adults and children in an outreach capacity into the community," said Sullivan. 

The clinic on South Water Street will also provide a mobile integration team that will provide clients with mobile health services.

"It can really work indefinitely with families in the community, with individuals who have mental illness and stabilize them for full recovery," said Sullivan. 

In addition to the benefits for people, an old dilapidated building will be torn down and replaced with the new more aesthetically-pleasing facility.

"The redevelopment of it coming to the Village of Gowanda it helps us take care of some of these older structures and helps us redevelop our village and we're happy to have it here right downtown," said McKeever. 

Officials hope to complete the project early next year.


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