Ribbon Cutting Held for new Jasper Mental Health Clinic

Mental health services are now more accessible than ever thanks to Burke’s brand new 4,800 square foot facility in Jasper. On April 23, Burke officials along with Jasper County Judge Mark Allen, Newton County Judge Truman Dougharty, Texas State Representative James White and others were in attendance for the facility’s official ribbon cutting.

Burke CEO Susan Rushing said that the new facility, located directly across from Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, “is closer to the medical community, which means easier access to mental health services for the Jasper area”. Also in attendance was Burke board chair Colonial Howard Daniel, Jr., who told those attending that “from first class facilities come first class service, and Burke is about providing quality service.”

The new $650,000 facility replaces Burke’s previous Jasper office on FM 777, and will also house offices of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council. Construction on the new building began in October 2013.

Burke started providing services to the Jasper area since 1974 in a building located in the downtown area.

Contact Shelly Ladden, Burke, (936) 633-5620, shellyl@myburke.org

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