GARY | Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living is pleased to announce that it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed residential facility South Shore Commons onsite at 10 a.m. on Jan. 21 at the new facility site, 1201 West 20th Ave., near 20th Ave. and Pierce Street.
Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living responded to major need in our community and developed South Shore Commons, a 60-unit, service-enriched housing complex targeted to the Homeless Persons with Disabilities and Homeless Families, Extremely Low Income Individuals and Families At-Risk of Homelessness, Low Income Individuals and Small Families some of whom have specific needs. In addition to the housing units, the facility includes common spaces that will be used for on-site service programs for residents; including mental health care, service coordination and case management.
Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living (ESBL): Formerly known as The Gary Community Mental Health Center, is a comprehensive mental health service facility located in the northwest portion of Indiana. In 2014 the organization will be celebrating 40 years of providing extensive array of programs to serve the mental health needs of the region. These include programming related to addictions; both adult and child/adolescent outpatient services including individual, family, and group counseling; day treatment programs for adults; day treatment/schooling program for youth (Kidwell Center); addiction services; adult residential services; services to nursing homes, case management, and crisis intervention. In addition to its primary service center, Edgewater also manages and provides therapies for residents of several group homes for the most seriously mentally ill. Without Edgewater, many of these people would have no place to go.