HARRISBURG, PA — State Rep. Dianne Herrin, D-Chester, recently announced that a combined total of $2.1 million in state funding was awarded for renovation projects in Westtown Township and West Chester.
The projects include $1.75 million toward the renovation of a building on Chester County Hospital’s campus for a much-needed inpatient behavioral health hospital, and $400,000 toward construction of a building at Bournley Special Camp in Westtown Township.
“These are two critical projects for the 156th District,” Herrin said. “With the closure of Brandywine Hospital, our region has lost much-needed inpatient behavioral health beds right in the midst of a mental health crisis. This grant supports a partnership between Penn Medicine and Haven Behavioral Health Services to bring inpatient mental health services back to our community – while adding even more value with additional, high-quality outpatient services, too – right here on Chester County Hospital’s campus.”
Herrin also noted the importance of the Bournley Special Camp grant. Bournley offers summer camp programs involving outdoor recreational activities with a focus on wellness and communications and social skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “The new building will house campers and staff, and the overall project also includes replacing and renovating the pool to ensure ADA compliance,” she said.
“It’s always a pleasure to announce state funding of this nature, because it directly benefits our community,” Herrin said. “This is an example of money well spent, and I look forward to the completion of these projects.”
Learn more about the Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program here.
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