The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH), a department of WHH, had a historical beginning in 1967 when it was created as the first community mental health center in the United States to be developed with federal funding aimed at deinstitutionalization of those with mental illness. CBH has been the primary mental health provider in Eastern Polk County for adults and children for 50 years. Expansion and diversification have resulted in specialized school-based, community-based, and home-based services for children and their families in addition to traditional office-based counseling, case management, and psychiatric services.
The project included two phases; Phase I was an enabling project that took place within 11,400 sqft of an active CBHclinical space. Once this space was completed it allowed the relocation of existing patients to the phase I area while allowing for the phase II area (GME program) to become available for renovation. The phase II renovation was comprised of approximately 11,600 sqft of existing space for the GME program.