Townhouses in Florence to Serve People Treated for Mental Illness


mha scPeople who have been treated for mental illness but still require assistance will soon have a new place to call home.

Soil from inside a wheelbarrow was shoveled to the ground Wednesday afternoon to mark the groundbreaking of Anchor Lane, a townhouse complex.

Anchor Lane is the latest townhouse project of Mental Health America of South Carolina. According to its website Mental Health America, South Carolina has a three-pronged mission: advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, education of the community, and providing assistance to those suffering from mental illness.

“We just really have accomplished a lot in the past few years,” said Joy Jay, the executive director of the Mental Health America of South Carolina. “This is one of the things that we’re so proud of.”


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