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Brighton Greens building for behavioral health and social services set to open in January

Nevada County’s new one-stop shop for behavioral health and social services is set to open in January, a slight delay in the facility’s original timetable.

The Brighton Greens Business Park will house services including Women, Infants and Children, a CALWorks job center, behavioral health for children and veterans assistance.

The various services, now scattered in different spots throughout the county, will relocate in three months to their new 988 McCourtney Road site, said Steve Monaghan, the county’s director of information and general services.



“They’re all going to be co-located in the same facility,” Monaghan added.

The efficiency of consolidating the services in the 20,000-square-foot building is one reason for the change. Another reason is because the CALWorks center needs more space.




Many of the other services had leases expiring in their existing spaces, providing a third reason to move, Monaghan said.

The relocation will cause no disruption in services, he added.

Construction is ongoing in the McCourtney Road building. The county is spending $780,000 in state funds and the business park owner is spending $450,000 to renovate the space.

Officials had scheduled a move-in date in December, though financing took more time than anticipated and delayed the opening by a month.

The state is paying for the renovation, and the rent, because California funds the programs the new building will house, Monaghan said.

The relocation project will affect about 100 employees. The county employs about 680 people.

According to Monaghan, the Veterans Service Office and its three employees will move into Brighton Greens from the Veterans Memorial Building. The memorial building will remain open for use.

“This facility will allow our citizens, depending on their circumstances, to have a one-stop center for services to assist with their needs,” CEO Rick Haffey said in an email. “The county and its health and human services are very excited about this project and its potential.”

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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