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Albany Area Community Service Board has a new name

Kay Brooks, Executive Director Kay Brooks, Executive Director
Walk-in Crisis Unit Walk-in Crisis Unit
The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Albany Area Community Service Board has a new name and logo.      

The agency is now known as ASPIRE Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services.      The agency is increasing services due to the closing of Southwestern State Hospital. Aspire recently added 60 staff members and plans to hire more. The name change reflects patients aspiring to recovery.  

"Because we believe that we are moving forward. We certainly have increased our accessibility services, not only in our sites through the counties but providing community services where our people are that we need to serve," said Brooks.        

The Walk-in Crisis Unit operates 24/7 for mental health patients at 601 W. 11th Avenue. The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services has a mental health club house for youth ages 6 to 14 located at 2500 Dawson Road. ASPIRE provides services for mental health patients in eight South Georgia counties. To see all the services ASPIRE provides click here.

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