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Boys & Girls Club brings mental health service to teens

"Being able to bring in more providers and services to a place where kids or teens already trust is going to be a game changer," said Higgins.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 11:32 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. --  Teens in Corvallis will soon have more access to healthcare, thanks to the Boys & Girls Club.

The club's new partnership with a nonprofit hospital is bringing doctors right to them, in a brand new building. 

The Johnson Center for Youth Excellence has been in the works for the past six years. It's an expansion of the current Boys & Girls Club, and will be a new center for teens.

There's going to be a high school teen center on the first floor and medical clinic upstairs. The club is partnering with Samaritan Health Services to bring medical and mental health services to teens.

"One of the reasons we decided to partner with a behavioral health provider was because in 2012, we were having some pretty significant issues with suicide, said Helen Higgins, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. 

She said Samaritan will provide medical and mental health service to teens inside the club's new building, so teens can have easy access to doctors.

"Being able to bring in more providers and services to a place where kids or teens already trust is going to be a game changer," said Higgins. 

Higgins said there will also be a gym and a coffee and juice bar for an in-house job training program.

There will be a community celebration for its opening on September 7th.

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