WILLMAR — Improving access to mental health services such as counseling and treatment remains a priority for both Kandiyohi County and Woodland Centers. Even as society continues to come back from the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the need for mental health services remains strong, and in some cases growing.
The Kandiyohi County Board heard the annual report from Woodland Centers on Oct. 18, and was provided a look into what the past year has been like for the mental health
WILLMAR—Plans for a new 16-bed child and adolescent mental health hospital were approved Wednesday evening by the Willmar Planning Commission.
The hospital will become the new home of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, currently housed on the MinnWest Technology Campus. The new facility will allow for more youth to take part in the programs offered, as well as give both clients and staff a state-of-the-art facility.
“It is a highly regulated facility that will require a lot of specialty
WILLMAR—Emily Piper, Minnesota Commissioner of Human Services, outlined the need Wednesday for a new children’s psychiatric hospital in Willmar and assured staff that her department will advocate for legislative action on funding.
“I want it to be a state-of-the-art facility for kids and the people who work here,” Piper said during a meeting at the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services facility on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar.
In his budget proposal that was released