Mental Health Crisis Center Moving: Benton County will be relocating its mental health crisis services location one more time ahead of the construction of its permanent location. The facility is moving to the Humphrey Hoyer Building on April 26. Services at the current location will end the day prior.
The address is 557 NW Monroe Avenue in Corvallis.
“The Humphrey Hoyer building is right next to the downtown bus station and library, which means easier access for clients,” said Eric Bowling, Benton County Crisis Manager. “The temporary move will make a good home until we can move into the future crisis center where we can expand our services even further.”
According to a release from the county, the Crisis Services program has been providing walk-in crisis counseling services at the Benton County Health Services Building for over a decade. This service means that anyone experiencing a mental health crisis can show up between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and ask to “see the Counselor of the Day,” who is available to provide same-day crisis counseling services.
Benton County is working to build a permanent crisis center with hopes of being open by summer of 2024. The permanent location will be at 240 NW 4th Street in downtown Corvallis. The project recently moved out of the design phase and into the permitting process.
City Requests HUD Grant Proposals: The City of Corvallis is asking community members for funding proposals for a housing funding grant. The grant is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which supports community development activities.
In a release from the city, it currently has two funding opportunities open: CDBG Capital Project with an estimated funding amount of $600,000 and CDBG Human Services Fund with an estimated total funding of $80,000.
Interested organizations can review the Request for Proposals on the City website. Applications for the Human Services Fund must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 21.
For more information on this request for proposals, contact Housing and Neighborhood Services Manager Brigetta Olson at 541-766-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New County Offices Offer Open House: The Benton County Board of Commissioners are hosting an open house at the Kalapuya Building in Corvallis to showcase art from the Corvallis School District on Thursday, April 20.
In a release from the county, the public is welcome to join the festivities and tour the County’s new Kalapuya Building, learn about the modern and sustainable facility, and talk with department experts and leaders from Benton County who are now located at the building. Departments include the Board of Commissioners Office, Finance, Information Technology, Environmental Health, Community Development, Human Resources, Records and Elections, and Assessment.
“This LEED Gold and FitWel certified building is the facility that Benton County desperately needed. Prior to the Kalapuya Building’s purchase and remodel more than 80% of County departments were at or over their carrying capacity,” said Benton County Facilities Manager Paul Walsinger. “The building provides a much-needed upgrade that will serve Benton County well into the future, and with many County departments in one place, it supports interaction with the public.”
The open house will be open to anyone in the public to view the art from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
By Jennifer Williams