Gibson Center for Behavioral Change breaks ground on campus expansion

Gibson Center for Behavioral Change breaks ground on expansion project.
Published: Oct. 26, 2023 at 11:05 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2023 at 8:10 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Gibson Center for Behavioral Change held a groundbreaking for their new campus expansion at 3 p.m. on Monday, November 6.

Last month, leaders of the behavioral health provider announced the center would be expanding by consolidating nine offices into one location at their Linden Street campus in Cape Girardeau.

The plan is to build a 17,700 square foot expansion to accommodate between 80 to 100 employees.

The organization said it will cost $4.6 million.

“We are thrilled to break ground on our new office facility, a project that has been in the making for over three decades,” said Ryan Essex, COO of Gibson Center for Behavioral Change, in a released statement. “This marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide comprehensive recovery services to those in need, all from one campus.”

He says the expansion will allow the organization to offer more services to the community.

”But personally, it’s exciting as well because it’s a project I’ve worked on for a long time,” Essex said. “I’ve been at Gibson almost 20 years, it’s always been a dream even before I got here and it’s a dream I picked up when I got here and to see it happen is personally very fulfilling to me.”

The project is expected to be finished by the end of next year.

The Gibson Center for Behavioral Change provides a rage of health services, including residential treatment, outpatient care, detoxification and more. To learn more about their services, click here.