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In partnership with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes County, The Village Network will soon offer immediate care to local youth experiencing crises.

WOOSTER– Today, The Village Network broke ground for its new Therapeutic Stabilization Unit, a secured crisis intervention facility for Wayne and Holmes County youth. It is the first of its kind in Wayne County.

The Therapeutic Stabilization Unit will be built at The Village Network’s Wooster Residential Campus and will primarily serve Wayne and Holmes County youth suffering from an immediate danger to themselves or others. The facility will operate 24/7 and offer short term care for boys and girls ages 10-21. The project was made possible thanks to a partnership with the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties and is expected to reach completion in late 2018.

As it stands today, a Wayne or Holmes County child who is in crisis typically goes to Youngstown or Columbus for treatment, making it difficult for The Village Network to connect with the family in its outpatient services. By building the Therapeutic Stabilization Unit, The Village Network will be able to engage a child’s family from day one, which will allow more youth and families to return to living a healthy life more quickly.

“By creating the Therapeutic Stabilization Unit, we’ll be able to keep Wayne and Holmes County youth in the community and immediately offer intervention therapies to them and their families,” said Rich Graziano, president and CEO at The Village Network.

Weaver Commercial Contractor was selected to build the new structure.

“We are pleased to collaborate with The Village Network as they continue to expand their Wooster facilities and services to those in need,” said Ron Wenger, president of Weaver Commercial Contractor.

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