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PMHS plans for new facility

Petersburg Mental Health Services is planning for a new facility. This week, the Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter of support for non-profit counseling center’s legislative funding request.

PMHS was established in 1993 with two employees. One of them was Director Susan Ohmer who says there are now 12 full-time staff members and several part-timers. Last year, according to Ohmer, they served 220 clients, assisted client’s family members and responded to psychiatric emergencies for people who were not in regular counseling.

Ohmer says PMHS has outgrown its offices on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Building and the organization wants to find a suitable building to buy and renovate. She spoke with Matt Lichtenstein:
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