Linser’s Landing opens to provide mental health services

ZANESVILLE — Allwell Behavioral Health Services has long recognized the need for a place where young people can get away from difficult situations, relax and focus on their individual needs.

With young people and their families facing difficult times and stressful situations, the community deserves a place that provides a calm environment that promotes safety, security, compassion and support, Allwell said in a press release.

A youth and family support center, Linser’s Landing, recently opened at 2575 Olde Falls Road. It is named after Jeff Linser, a longtime clinician and advocate for the treatment of local youth and adolescents. Linser has worked with local agencies for decades to develop programs and activities to help children and families in crisis. Allwell brought his vision to life with the new multifunctional facility.

The location will provide respite and de-escalation services as part of a new Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) program in Allwell, both on-site and within the community. This calm and welcoming environment will promote the safety of young people and their families. The site will offer individual and family services, including skill-building groups and parent cafes for parent education and support groups. It will also house the MRSS crisis response team.

The new initiative opens in time for the July 1 launch of the new Ohio RISE program and the establishment of MRSS services through the Ohio Department of Medicaid. A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at 4 p.m. on June 22.

For more information about the new facility and any Allwell programs, visit allwell.org or call 740-454-9766. Allwell Behavioral Health Services is a private, not-for-profit provider of comprehensive community mental health services in Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry counties.

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