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Frederick’s Mental Health Association recently cut the ribbon earlier this month on their new building at 226 S. Jefferson St. in front of a crowd of more than 150.

The association, founded in 1965, is a nonprofit group that promotes mental wellness and supports those with mental illnesses via advocacy, education and service programs.

The group had been searching for a new space and fundraising for several years before breaking ground in September. More than $2.9 million was raised from public and private sources for the building, which was opened June 14.

The administrative offices side of the building has been completed, but the community services wing still has work to be completed. The association is in the process of raising $500,000 needed to finish the project.

The services wing will be home to a 24-hour hotline for help, a child friendly area for supervised visits and rooms for group therapy and support.

For more information about the association or to contribute to the project contact Niki Thrash, director of development and marketing at 301-663-0011, extension 141, or at nthrash@fcmha.org.