A new behavioral treatment center is expected to open in Garner in June 2012. This facility will have 92 beds and be focused on treating youths age 6-17. All treatment will be handled in the secure facility. Having this will be beneficial to the community as some psychologists have to send their patients as far as Greensboro for inpatient programs. In addition to providing residential treatment and family therapy for troubled youth, this will provide 250 new jobs to Garner, NC.
The town approved the permit Strategic Behavioral Health, the Memphis based organization building the facility, needed on Wednesday to begin construction. Information was gathered from WRAL in a March 28, 2011 and a June 30, 2011 post.