Dutchess County’s new Stabilization Center for mental health and substance abuse clients has served more than 100 people

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> Since opening earlier this month, more than 100 “guests” have gone through the doors of the Dutchess County Stabilization Center for help with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.

The walk-in center is the first of its kind in the state, said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, and one that he hopes will lead to a “paradigm shift in mental health and criminal justice.”

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the center, at 230 North Road in the city of Poughkeepsie, is the result of a partnership between the county, MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, Astor Services for Children & Families, Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, and PEOPLe Inc.

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