Board wants help for Club Nova

Members of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen say they’re worried about the future of Club Nova and other local programs, in light of the crisis in the state’s mental health system.

Club Nova, a clubhouse designed to promote rehabilitation and reintegration into the community for individuals living with mental illness, is located on Main Street in Carrboro and recently has been reported to be facing financial troubles.

At its meeting Tuesday night at Town Hall, the board heard from Natalie Ammarell, chair of former Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy’s Mental Health Task Force. Ammarell spoke about the short-falls of the mental health system in Orange County – the most prominent and pressing being a shrinking resource base.

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