WICHITA, Kansas – Comcare has moved its crisis center. People can use it now for an immediate mental health or behavioral crisis, but soon, it will be used for even more.
The reason behind moving from their previous location is to expand their services. With the $1 million grant they’ve received from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, they’ve combine two locations into one.
Comcare officials say that clients can be dealing with both a mental health crisis and substance abuse, so combining the locations makes sense.
Comcare Outpatient Service Director Jason Scheck says the detox and sobering service center, 1720 E. Morris St., has four detox beds. With this new move, they’ll have 15 beds at their new location 635 N. Main St.
“We’ve seen increasing number of folks struggling with addiction. So we’d expect those numbers to increase as well as they have really for the last few years,” Scheck said.
So far, no specific date for when the move will happen, but the goal is by the end of the year.
The Morris building will continue to be a place for crisis stabilization. Their previous location, 934 N. Water, will be replaced with Comcare administration.