Costa Statement Following Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Expanded WestCare Children's Center

Aug 6, 2010
Press Release

FRESNO, CA – Congressman Jim Costa released the following statement today after participating in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion of the children’s center at WestCare California’s residential facility in Fresno. Due to an increased demand for family-based treatment in the Central Valley, Costa secured $381,000 in FY2009 for campus renovation and expansion to strengthen WestCare’s Fresno facility.

“This new center will help WestCare advance its mission of helping those who’ve fallen on tough times get back on their feet and provide for their families,” said Costa. “The best thing we can do to help at-risk families is to provide them a safe and secure environment in which to recover. WestCare plays a vital role in our communities, and this expansion will allow them to better serve Valley residents in need.”

Background

The facility being expanded is a new children’s center for individuals in WestCare’s residential program. The expansion involved constructing a 1,300 sq. ft. addition to their women and children’s wing. WestCare is one of the largest not-for-profit health agencies in the U.S. and provides critical behavioral and social services to Valley families.