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New Wellness Center to Offer Mental Health Rehabilitation Services for Community

Release Date: 2017-09-22

Mayor Robert Garcia, mental health advocate Metta World Peace and members of Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA) celebrated the start of construction of the new Integrated Wellness Center during a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning.

The former warehouse will be completely rebuilt and will be offering mental and physical rehabilitation services for Long Beach residents and homeless people in need. The center will offer health assessments, skill-building classes, links to community resources and recovery groups.

“The city made a significant investment in this site, the city put about $6 million toward this facility,” Garcia said during the ceremony. “The last couple years have signaled a change in Long Beach in the way that we support folks with mental illness and folks that need help.”

He thanked Councilmember Dee Andrews for his efforts in supporting Measure H to fight homelessness in Long Beach and the rest of Los Angeles County.

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