The Port new youth center intends to help teenagers, young adults prosper

HENDERSON, Ky. – Dozens of Henderson community members this month welcomed to town The Port, a drop-in youth center that’s intended to welcome, entertain and assist youth and young adults age 16 to 25, including those struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

The center will be managed by RiverValley Behavioral Health, which has operated in this region for decades.

“The Port is a safe harbor for the youth of Henderson,” RiverValley President and CEO Dr. Wanda Figueroa-Peralta told a crowd at an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Port, located in the former Gleaner building at 455 Klutey Park Plaza Drive, across from the Henderson County Family YMCA.

The Port will provide young people with access to computers, recreational activities, gaming systems, exercise equipment and laundry facilities, along with mental health counseling, job placement services, life skills training and peer support.

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