Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch visits Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare in Evansville

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Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 6:40 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Lt. Gov. Crouch alongside City of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and a couple Easterseals officials joined in a roundtable conversation with Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare to discuss the new developmental clinic.

Lt. Gov. Crouch and the other officials toured the facility Tuesday morning.

“It makes me awfully proud to see people here in Evansville, and Vanderburgh County come together and really work together and really work for the benefit of the people that live here,” said Lt. Gov. Crouch.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch says whoosiers that need mental health care can no longer be put out on the street, in hospitals nor in state and local jails. She says with the help of collaborative funding mental health resources can be available to anyone who needs them.

“Our developmental clinic, which is this wonderful partnership with other community leaders, to help youth that have both a developmental or intellectual disability, as well as mental health concerns,” said Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare, President, Katy Adams.

Adams says she expects the Southwestern developmental clinic for the youth to meet a huge community need, with the help of federal and departmental grants.

“It’s all about low barrier, easy access for these families with really complex needs,” said Adams.

Adams says she expects the Southwestern Developmental Clinic to open in the next couple months.