PADUCAH, KY – Four Rivers Behavioral Health has entered into an agreement to purchase the building adjacent to their downtown Paducah offices. The purchase, along with renovations, will amount to a nearly $1 million investment in downtown Paducah.
In 2004, the agency purchased their current corporate headquarters at 425 Broadway bringing more than 200 employees from several locations throughout the region to downtown along with more than 50,000 clients a year passing through the doors. The decision to combine several smaller locations throughout the area into a single headquarters was a boon to the ongoing growth and development of downtown Paducah adding much needed foot traffic to the area.
The building had been abandoned by the previous owners, mid-way through renovations, leaving an empty shell for years.
Now, Four Rivers Behavioral Health will again demonstrate the company’s commitment to the area with the purchase of the adjacent building.
Terry Hudspeth, CEO of Four Rivers Behavioral Health said, “We continue to see growth in the number of people we serve and, in the last two years, have added several programs that are in rental property. We’re thrilled to bring those new programs under the same roof along with about 20 employees and room to add even more as we continue to grow.”
The purchase will allow the agency to move its growing youth drop in center, The Zone, to the downtown location along with their new early onset psychosis treatment program, iHOPE. In addition, Turning Point, the company’s recovery community center for those in early recovery from substance use disorders also will move to the new building.
Further, the downtown building will allow for the expansion of programs and services that are in the current offices at 425 Broadway, including the Assertive Community Treatment program as well as Case Management Services for adults and children with a severe mental illness.
Hudspeth continued, “We are pleased to once again show our commitment to the communities we serve by investing in those communities. Bringing more employees and clients to the Broadway location will help build on the momentum of growth we have seen in downtown over the last several years and put people and services in what has essentially been an empty building.”
The purchase of the building is expected to be finalized Friday. Renovations will take several weeks and the agency hopes to occupy the building in the spring.
Four Rivers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit community mental health agency that for more than 50 years has provided comprehensive mental health, substance abuse and developmental/intellectual disability services to clients in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, McCracken, and Marshall Counties.