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Posted on: October 17, 2019

County’s First Mental Health and Wellness Campus Breaks Ground In Orange

Be well groundbreaking with City Council

County’s First Mental Health and Wellness Campus Breaks Ground In Orange

In the first of its kind facility in Orange County, those suffering from mental health issues will soon have a place to turn for comprehensive care and support. As part of a transformative initiative spearheaded by a public-private partnership between the County of Orange, regional governmental agencies, private health care groups, academic organizations, non-profits, faith based organizations, construction will soon start on the first of three Orange County mental health and wellness campuses.

The Be Well Orange County Orange Campus broke ground in Orange on Anita St. on October 16. Orange Mayor Mark A. Murphy, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Alvarez, and Council Member Chip Monaco took part in the “first shovel” ceremony marking the official start of construction for the Be Well OC Orange Campus. As one of the regional partners, , Orange is proud to have been selected as the site for the first Campus, and to play a part in this important community effort to address mental health.

When completed, the 60,000 square Be Well OC Orange Campus will provide common core mental health and substance abuse services, as well as tailored services to the unique needs of the region. This ecosystem of services has never before been so systematically available to Orange County residents.

For more information, visit the Be Well OC website at

In photo, left to right, in hardhats: Orange Councilman Chip Monaco, CA State Senator John Moorlach, CA State Assemblyman Stephen Choi, OC Board of Supervisors Chair Woman Lisa Bartlett. OC Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Orange Mayor Mark A. Murphy, Orange Mayor Pro Tem Mike Alvarez, OC Supervisor Don Wagner

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