Posted in General/Misc. on November 2, 2016
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By Kie Relyea | firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLINGHAM - Division Street is the best location for a new 32-bed center to treat those who are struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.
That is what the County Council heard Tuesday, Oct. 25, during the second report from the Whatcom County Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force.
The projected cost for a new center, with two sides joined by a common entrance, would be roughly $6.5 million.
Division Street already is home to the Whatcom County Triage Center, which helps up to five people in behavioral health crisis, and Whatcom Community Detox, which helps up to eight people withdrawing from drugs and/or alcohol. Both services share a building, although different organizations run them.