The new beds will be constructed "as soon as possible," Constantino said, at Horizon's Sanborn campus, where a 50 bed facility already exists. Another, separate, 25-bed facility for veterans is also slated to open this fall.
"They did hear and acknowledge the problem were having here in Western New York," she said. "We identified this issue in 2007 and the trends were shocking then. This really happened because of a lot of advocacy here, and outrage by parents who were frustrated by their inability to find services for young adults and children."
Parents, she said, like Avi Israel.