By Melvin L.
President and CEO of Hamilton Center, Inc.
The Access Center at Hamilton Center has recently changed its name to the Crisis Diversion Center. This name change comes at the tail end of a series of expansions in services for the department and more accurately represents its evolving role in the community. The department continues to deliver all the same services, including crisis assessments and acute interventions.
Over the past couple of years, the department has expanded to operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This expansion of hours allows more opportunity for people in Vigo, and surrounding counties, to access crisis services at a time when they are most vulnerable and in need of support. These services help us better route people to appropriate levels of care.
In addition to the expansion in services, the facility has more than doubled from roughly 1000 square feet to more than 2000 square feet, increasing from two observation/assessment rooms to six. Hamilton Center has always worked to provide the least-restrictive environment possible for consumers in our care. To promote this, we have added recliners for each room, a pantry, and designed the common area to feel more open.
For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.