WellStone Emergency Services (WES)

North Alabama's first 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Diversion Center



WES at a Glance

A state-of-the-art facility to professionally, compassionately and respectfully treat those in mental health crisis. 

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Provide critical care for adults and adolescents, helping them safely de-escalate and stabilize

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Free up vitally needed space in hospital emergency departments and area jails, along with the time of law enforcement and ER personnel

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Strengthen and complement our ongoing training with police for de-escalating situations involving mental health crises

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Join our "Be The Rock" campaign and help us build a foundation of compassion, connection and community for those in mental health crisis.

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April 1, 2021 Groundbreaking

May 24, 2021 Foundation began

August 9, 2021 Interior steel added and officially became vertical

September 23, 2021 Exterior studs began

November 15, 2021 Interior wall construction

November 22, 2021 Metal roofing

December 13, 2021 Electrical wiring

December 20, 2021 Plumbing rough-in for residential boarding and care

December 24, 2021 Building dry-in

January 4, 2022 Sheetrock and insulation process begin

January 17, 2022 Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins for business/ professional services 

February 9 Final paint touches to North Wing

February 25 Acoustical Ceiling Grid

Featured links

Here's some of the recent news stories highlighting construction. 

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Structure of new WellStone Crisis Diversion Center taking shape in Huntsville

WAFF48 Feature Story

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Progress report on construction of Wellstone Crisis Center

WAFF48 Feature Story

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Mental health emergency care center opens for north Alabama

AL.com Feature Story