Robert Young Center History
The Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963 allowed for the planning, staffing and construction of Comprehensive Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) across America. By the time this funding was halted in 1980, more than 800 such CMHC's had been developed throughout the United States.
The Robert Young Center was the first CMHC in Illinois as well as the first hospital-based CMHC in either Illinois or Iowa. Despite the national movement toward integration of behavioral health services and primary health care, it is extremely rare to come across hospitals that include a community mental health center as part of its corporate configuration (less than 1%).
Throughout its history, the Center has been a major product line and a contributor to quality mental health services in Trinity Regional Health System.
For full detailed history please click here
Click here to view a presentation on Robert Young Center's history and impact on our community.