Crisis Center Could be Built in Southern Idaho
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is proposing $1.72 million in funding for a crisis center to be built in southern Idaho.
The Times-News reports that eastern Idaho got a state-funded center in 2014 in Idaho Falls and Coeur d'Alene opened a crisis center for northern Idaho in December.
Department of Health and Welfare spokesman Tom Shanahan says if lawmakers leave the third center in the budget, it will likely go in southwestern or south-central Idaho.
The centers are open 24 hours a day and provide temporary services to people having mental health or substance abuse crises.