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Development grant provides GRN with new home for Crisis Stabilization Unit

LAWRENCEVILLE - Thanks in part to a Community Development Block Grant, the Gwinnett-Rockdale-Newton Community Service Board will soon have a new home for its 16-bed Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit.

The new Lawrenceville facility will replace the rented unit in Snellville, and will continue to provide crisis stabilization services for adults with mental illness and addictive disease.

The Gwinnett Hospital Authority extended a long-term lease of land at 615 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, near Gwinnett Medical Center.

Officials said the building is nearly complete and should be open for business in early October.

The ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Friday included a memorial of Charles L. Knight, a charter GRN Board of Directors member who passed away in 2007, and the unveiling of a plaque bearing his name.

Executive Director Frank Berry said, "We are excited about the opening of this new facility that will provide valuable services to our consumers and our communities."