Wells Center Postponing Closure

By Blake Schnitker on March 18 at 10:22am

The closure of the Wells Center in Jacksonville has been postponed following last night meeting between the facility’s Board of Directors.

According to a press release from Wells Center Executive Director Bruce Carter, the decision was reached after the Executive Director reported to the Board that Comptroller Mendoza had visited Wells Center and agreed to work with the Center to see that payments are received in a timelier manner.

This action also allows Wells Center to continue looking at other solutions that will help the agency maintain stability for the long term.

These solutions could include working with other organizations to merge with or even acquire the Center. According to the press release, The Board of Directors said they’re excited to be able to take this vote.

Carters says substance abuse treatment and prevention services are very much needed in our community and this is an opportunity to not only keep these valuable services but to improve them and ensure these services will be available in our community for a long time.