Douglas County leaders to hear update on progress of Treatment and Recovery Center

photo by: Rochelle Valverde

The west side of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., is pictured on Sept. 23, 2021.

The only item on the agenda for Wednesday’s Douglas County Commission meeting is a status update on the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center.

According to the meeting agenda as of Tuesday, that item will be an informational update only; commissioners won’t take any action at this time. The newly constructed building was dedicated in June but has yet to begin operating. Once it does, it’ll offer stabilization services for patients experiencing a mental health crisis for stays of up to 72 hours.

Douglas County Administrator Sarah Plinsky told the Journal-World Monday that the county continues to work closely with Behavioral Health Partners Inc. — a nonprofit partnership between LMH Health and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center — and other community partners and organizations to plan for operations at the Treatment and Recovery Center.

The chair of Behavioral Health Partners’ board of directors, Cindy Yulich, echoed that Tuesday morning.

“The community partnerships that have been such a key part in making the TRC a reality, including Bert Nash Mental Health, LMH Health and the county, are united in their commitment to this effort,” Yulich told the Journal-World.

Wednesday’s business meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. The meeting will also be available by Zoom. For meeting information, visit the county’s website: dgcoks.org/commissionmeetings.

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