PBH in the News
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Peninsula Behavioral Health to open new youth services center
August 16, 2019 – Jesse Major, Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Behavioral Health is ready to show off its new Youth Services Center, which will allow children to have their own space and free up much-needed space in its main building.
“What’s happening now is kids are mixed in also with adults and it’s hard for them,” said Children and Family Services Supervisor Carla Grace.
“Having their own space is a really big factor so they don’t feel intimidated. Sometimes they are hesitating to come to therapy, so it’s nice that it will be more welcoming and tailored to them.”
Staff serving children at PBH are getting ready to move over to the new facility on Monday and are preparing to show off the facility and to thank the public for its support.
It is hosting its “Lemonade and Lemon Drops” open house Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Youth Services Center, 112 A E. Eighth St.
Filling a need: Port Angeles agencies offer Friday lunches to homeless
July 17, 2019 – Rob Ollikainen, Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Three Port Angeles agencies are working together to fill a gap in homeless services by providing free lunches this summer at Jesse Webster Park.
More than 20 people were gathered at noon Friday when Jaymie Doane, Peninsula Behavioral Health case manager, arrived with three coolers packed with sack lunches.
The food was donated by the Port Angeles Food Bank, prepared at a PBH kitchen and delivered to the wooded park in a food security program coordinated by PBH and Washington State University Clallam County Extension.
Horizon Center building moved through Port Angeles streets
May 10, 2019 – Jesse Major, Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — It was a spectacle as the Peninsula Behavioral Health’s Horizon Center made a four-hour-long journey from Fifth Street to its new home on Eighth Street in Port Angeles on Thursday.
People lined the street to watch as the building — which is as wide as the road it traveled on — turned tight corners and passed under power lines.
Crews with Jeff Monroe and D.B. Davis worked underneath and around the building as it moved, constantly making adjustments as it rounded corners.
It seemed slow-moving, but it took only four hours to move the building from 205 E. Fifth Street to its new home at 223 E. Eighth Street.
With the building moved, there is now space for the 10,000-square-foot expansion of the William Shore Memorial Pool at 225 E. Fifth St.
Living an authentic life message of Peninsula Behavioral Health gala speaker
April 28, 2019 – Leah Leach, Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Ben Nemtin found a cure for depression that became his life’s work.
He’s helping people trust themselves enough to make the seemingly impossible possible and do what they actually want to do in life.
On Friday, Nemtin will speak about “radical possibility” and ask those gathered for the Peninsula Behavioral Health’s annual gala, “what do you want to do before you die?”
He will be the keynote speaker at the gala at 7 Cedars at 270756 U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m., and dinner and the program will start at 6 p.m.
Our Youth Services Center officially opened on August 19th!
A dedicated space of healing for Clallam youth.
Jaymie and the PATH team manage our homelessness outreach including Summer Friday lunches. Visiting pups are a perk!
Moving the Horizon Center, photo courtesy of Peninsula Daily News.
Ben Nemtin with CEO Wendy Sisk at the 2019 fundraiser.