CDS Behavioral Health Services receives funding to build a new youth shelter

Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 9:49 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A North Central Florida non-profit is getting a $1.2 million check from the state to help build a new youth shelter.

CDS Behavioral Health Services helps young people who are homeless, have behavioral health concerns, or are runaways.

The agency is building a new 20-bed shelter in Gainesville that will include counseling.

Officials are giving special thanks to state senator Keith Perry, and state representative Chuck Clemons for supporting the funding.

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