* As we’ve discussed before, the Wells Center, a drug abuse treatment center in Jacksonville, was on the verge of shutting down and the governor’s office was blaming the comptroller.
At a special Board meeting last night, the Board of Directors of Wells Center voted to postpone closing the Center. This decision was reached after the Executive Director reported to the Board that Comptroller Mendoza had visited Wells Center and agreed to work with the Center to see that payments are received in a timelier manner.
This action also allows Wells Center to continue looking at other solutions that will help the agency maintain stability for the long term. These solutions could include working with other organizations to merge with or even acquire the Center.
The Board of Directors are very excited to be able to take this vote. Substance abuse treatment and prevention services are very much needed in our community and this is an opportunity to not only keep these valuable services but to improve them and ensure these services will be available in our community for a long time.