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New Residential Facility To Address Gaps In Fresno's Mental Health Treatment

Mar 6, 2019

Mental health care is a constant need here in the San Joaquin Valley, especially for those who can’t afford to go elsewhere—and for those whose symptoms are tough enough to require some treatment but not hospitalization.

Dawan Utecht is Director of the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.
Credit Kerry Klein / Valley Public Radio

Last week, Fresno County opened a new crisis residential facility to house those who fall in that in-between space. In this interview, we speak about the new facility with Dawan Utecht, director of the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health.