Kobacker Center Celebrates 30 Years of Serving Toledo Area Youth
The Kobacker Center at The University of Toledo Medical Center celebrated 30 years of serving the behavioral and emotional needs of area youth with a rededication ceremony Friday, Sept. 6.
“As we recognize 30 years of service to the community, we also commit to continuing to provide the needed mental health services for children and adolescents in the Toledo area,” said Karon Price, agency executive director of the center. “Our goal is to provide and improve quality, family-centered care through active research, new therapies, and preventive programming.”
The rededication ceremony took place at 10 a.m. in the center located on the UT Health Science Campus.
The Kobacker Center was dedicated in 1983 and serves children and teens who struggle with severe emotional troubles such as intense anger, chronic depression and thoughts of suicide.
The center is the only inpatient hospital in the region that cares for the mental health needs of children younger than 9 and the only agency in the area that offers a complete continuum of inpatient and outpatient care in one location.
The center provides diagnostic assessments, medication management, individual and group therapy, and after-school and summer programs.