- Posted March 5, 2014 by
West Seneca, New York
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Save Our WNY CPC
The fight to keep WNY CPC open in West Seneca, New York heats up as Senators, Legislators, Councilmen, Children's advocacy groups, Citizens, Patients and their families join together to rally, protest and take Albany by storm. The decision has been made to close an award- winning and well-renowned Children's Psychiatric Hospital servicing Children and adolescents in 19 counties near and around Western New York. The children range in ages from 4- 18. Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center is the center of excellence for Children's Mental Health and is located on 72 acres of beautifully wooded and somewhat secluded property. There are many different types of wildlife, some of which these children have never seen before. The family-focused facility has been in this location for the past 40 years and has the best and most highly-qualified Mental Health practitoners. Among the many specially formatted programs the facility has to offer the youth is the Mind up program created by Children's Mental Health advocate and actress, Goldie Hawn. Previously, the children's facility was was located at Buffalo Psychiatric Center. The children were removed from that facility 40 years ago because it was deemed unsafe and non therapeutic for children to be treated in an adult facility.