Kings View celebrates 60 years of mental health services

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For 60 years, Kings View has provided mental health services to those in need in several Central and Northern California counties, including Madera County.

Mennonites founded the agency in Reedley in 1951 to address the need for treatment of mental health. In the 1960s and ’70s, services were expanded to include drug and alcohol treatment through community programs.

The agency has continued to expand for the past six decades. In 1975 it launched a day facility program in Merced County to provide activity and work to developmentally disabled adults. In the ’80s a drug and alcohol prevention and restoration program was created in Fresno, and in 1998 TelePsychiatry began, which brought psychiatric care to patients in rural areas without access to needed facilities.

In Madera County, Kings View has provided DUI programs for decades for first-time offenders at two locations — one at 125 S. D St. in Madera and the other at 49629 Golden Oak Drive in Oakhurst...

 

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