CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.
“For us, we really want to be part of the downtown of the city,” Fred Wagner, executive director of CMHA WWD told local media recently
He said being in the city centre, rather than in a location on the outskirts, was important because the bulk of the agency’s clients live near the downtown.
Wagner went on to say that the prominence of the site is symbolic for clients.
“I think it’s just going to be a nice statement to people coming for help, that this is a building that values them and that is warm and is inviting,” Wagner said.
The building is scheduled for completion in June 2015.
CMHA WWD was formed in April 2013 when Trellis Mental Health and Development Services amalgamated with the Canadian Mental Health Association Grand River Branch. The new organization has 11 locations in several communities within Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin.