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Center For Human Services Gets Donated Building

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The McLean County Center for Human Services plans to move its recovery program into the Tower Center building at 520 N. Center St. in Bloomington.

An agency that serves people with behavioral health needs in McLean County has received a donated building that it will use to house its recovery program.
Tom Barr, executive director of the McLean County Center for Human Services (CHS), said Dave Segneri and his family have donated the Tower Center building at 520 N. Center St. in Bloomington to the agency.

“This is a perfect example of a public-private partnership,” Barr said in a statement. “We are so grateful to the Segneri family for their generosity and commitment to our mission.”

Segneri, who is headed into retirement after a five-decade career in communications and security, said he wanted the building to go to a “stable organization” that will benefit from the space and be able to maintain the structure.

“CHS has been our neighbor and our customer,” Segneri said. “It has an excellent reputation and has been serving needy people in our community for many decades.”

According to CHS, the 18,600-square foot building near downtown has been appraised at close to $1.6 million and is roughly three times the size of its current recovery program facility.

“They have worked in cramped conditions for years,” said Barr. “Like most non-profits, we work with the space available even though it isn’t always ideal. This will make a huge difference for our staff and in the lives of clients; not only now but for years to come.”

Barr said CHS is still in the early stages of utilizing the building. 

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Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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