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Facility For Troubled Teens Ready To Open In Yakima

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YAKIMA--A facility for teens with mental health issues nears opening day.  Two Rivers landing is a youth evaluation and treatment center.

There are enough rooms for 16 troubled teens from Yakima, Kittitas and Klickitat counties.

Rooms are designed to be safe for kids who may be self-destructive.  This facility will reduce stress on local families.

"[This provides] better coordination of care, having families involved in treatment services rather than having to travel hour and a half, two hours to drive to a facility,"

Maris also says the teens there will be better able to re-integrate in to schools by staying nearby.

Two Rivers will admit their first patients in a few weeks.

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