Millhill Child & Family Development held a ribbon cutting on September 24 to celebrate the opening of a new center dedicated to behavioral health services. Located at 802 Prospect Street in Trenton, the new center provides outpatient counseling and psychiatric services to the Trenton area community.
Founded in 1971, Millhill Child & Family Development now serves more than 3,500 children and families each year. Participation at Millhill’s Outpatient Clinic quadrupled in the past five years and the need continues to grow, board members said.
“The new center is an outgrowth of our strategic plan and will enable more Trenton residents to receive counseling,” said Joe LaRosa, chair of the Millhill board.
The nonprofit moved its counseling services in August from small offices at 101 Oakland Street to the new facility. With the increased space, Millhill will serve about 400 children and families each week, an increase of 200 people.
The center provides individual, family and group counseling and psychiatric treatment, including psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring. The building features 20 therapy rooms, five group rooms, administration offices, reception area a parenting center and a dedicated space for the Trenton PEERS.
“The unfortunate truth is that suicide is the second leading cause of death for children ages 10 to 24. Millhill is tackling head-on the critically growing issue of mental illness and I applaud them and the board of directors for their deep investment in this community, which will be much better served because of it,” said Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes.
The Clinic offers counseling services to youth ages 4 to 20 and their families. The program works to reduce the stigma of mental illness and addresses what experts and community members have identified as of Mercer County’s highest mental health care priorities — the need for Mercer youth to have local and timely access to high quality, child-focused therapy and medication monitoring.