Legislation to keep the Western New York Children's Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC) open has passed both houses in Albany. Throughout our fight to keep the center in West Seneca, I have asked the Office of Mental Health to provide a clinical reason for merging this facility with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. To date, no one has been able to explain how such a move would benefit the children treated there. This center is rated among the best in the nation and the idea of merging it with an adult facility in an urban setting is not fair to the children and families who need our care and support.
Join me in urging the governor to sign this legislation to keep Western New York CPC as a standalone facility.