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Downtown Olympia facility that assists the mentally ill plans open house Friday

OlympianDecember 5, 2013 

A downtown Olympia nonprofit that works with people who have mental illnesses is holding an open house Friday afternoon. Capital Recovery Center is giving a public tour of its facility at 1000 Cherry Street, and several public officials including U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, Thurston County Commissioner Karen Valenzuela and Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum are expected to attend, according to a news release.

The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. The recovery center says it is a winner of the Governor’s Employer Award for Small Non-Profits. It operates several programs including the Downtown Ambassadors Program that assists with litter pickup, graffiti abatement and other activities.

Executive director Heather Moore and staffers are scheduled to talk about their peer counseling services and a PATH program that “assists individuals recovering from mental health issues who are also experiencing housing instability,”  according to the release.

Details about the center's programs are here

 

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