Hemet City Council shows support for Recovery Village after lengthy discussion

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Members of the Hemet City Council listen to public comments during a special meeting Friday, March 4 at the Hemet Public Library. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
At a special meeting Friday, March 4, Hemet City Council Members met to vote on providing a letter of support for Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health’s grant application for the proposed construction of a 180-bed Recovery Village to be used to deliver wrap-around services for individuals in need of mental health services. With millions of dollars of state funding available but short deadlines to apply, support was just recently requested.The 8 a.m. meeting began with public comments from about 20 individuals, most using the opportunity to state their support or opposition of the project. It was pointed out that because many homeless individuals suffer from mental illness that either led to their situation or was developed as a result of being displaced, this project
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