Georgetown, DE (March 6, 2019): A new day has dawned for those suffering mental health and substance abuse issues, and health advocates are doing their part to spread the word and shed some light on the treatment options now available to patients right here in Sussex County.
The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities this month will host a presentation by Erin E. Willis of SUN Behavioral Health Delaware to educate the community on the new facility and programs offered to patients. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, at the County Administrative Offices West Complex, 22215 N. DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown.
Ms. Willis, SUN’s director of business development, will provide an overview of the treatment options offered at the new 90-bed behavioral health hospital complex in Georgetown. The $25 million, two-story facility – the first of its kind in the county – opened last October and has begun to provide a full continuum of care, including inpatient and day-hospital services for those suffering mental health and substance use issues. Meantime, SUN Behavioral Delaware has added scores of new jobs to the local economy through its array of specialized programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.
The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations. For more information, visit the committee’s page.