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Lakeshore Clubhouse to remain open, despite budget cuts

May 14, 2018 (WZZM 13) – After nearly six months of battling, the doors will remain open at the Lakeshore Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a center that aims at getting those with mental illness on their feet.

Back in November, Clubhouse members were told the facility would close in February. That announcement came after officials with Ottawa County Community Mental Health said their budget was slashed by $6 million and simply couldn’t afford to keep the Clubhouse open.

But after months of discussion another health organization has stepped in to take over operations. Cherry Health will now be handling the Lakeshore Clubhouse. The organization currently runs the Sheldon House — a similar center in Grand Rapids.

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