Deschutes County Officials celebrated the grand opening of the long-awaited Stabilization Center Wednesday morning.
The center opened in June, but it was officially recognized with a ribbon cutting attended by those who have worked for the last several years to make it a reality.
“It’s a good day, and I think it’s a promising day for people that have had — shall we say — unrewarding or difficult interaction with the law enforcement or justice system,” Dr. George Conway, the director of Deschutes County Public Health, said.
The center is designed to help those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Instead of jail or the hospital, police can bring someone to the center to received needed services.