|By Marlene Harris-Taylor, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
SASI and Compass receive public funding through the
"Our goal is to start transitioning services to the building in August, with the goal of early November to have outpatient services," Ms. Moses said. She said the wiring in the facility will need to be updated before the agency can move the inpatient programs.
Compass and SASI merged with Zepf in January in an effort to provide comprehensive treatment options to the growing population of people suffering from substance abuse and mental illness, said Ms. Moses.
The 80,000-square-foot building also will provide space for Zepf to add vocational training classes for clients to help them find jobs.
"It will be more efficient and less costly. Its exciting. I think it is going to be great for the clients and the community, consolidating those services into one building," she said
She also said there is a huge parking lot at the new location, which will be quite a change for the SASI clients who currently have to find parking on the street.
One issue that needs to be worked out is what to do with the buildings that are being vacated. Ms. Moses said Zepf is committed to not abandoning them and leaving an eyesore for the surrounding neighborhoods.
She said the Zepf child and adolescent outpatient clinic at
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