Gerding Builder President Ryan McAlister, left, and Mahlum Architects’ Brett Dunnam, right, update then-U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in November about the new Benton County Crisis Center. (Photo by Cory E. Grogan/Benton County)

The Benton County Commissioners will host an event to break ground on the new Benton County Crisis Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at 240 NW Fourth Street in Corvallis.

The crisis center will expand the Benton County Health Department’s existing crisis services and offer walk-in mental health crisis services around the clock daily. 

The crisis center is a project of Benton County’s Justice System Improvement Program with a primary focus related to addressing mental health needs, officials said.

The $7.7 million project is fully funded through state and federal grants. Construction is scheduled to be completed next summer.

The groundbreaking will include commissioners Nancy Wyse, Xan Augerot, and Pat Malone, key stakeholders, project staff, including representatives from Samaritan Health Services, Oregon State University, Mahlum Architects, Gerding Builders, the City of Corvallis, the Benton County Health Department, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and others.

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