Three years ago, the building that houses The Crowne was auctioned off in downtown Owensboro. Use of the space has changed over the years, but next week, a very special grand opening will bring a new service to downtown.

River Valley Behavioral Health is a Kentucky-designated regional Community Mental Health Center based in Owensboro that offers behavioral health services, substance use treatment, and intellectual and disabilities services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families. In addition to the five locations in Owensboro/Daviess County, RVBH has outpatient clinics in Ohio, McLean, Hancock, Henderson (2), Union, and Webster counties.

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A sixth location in Owensboro will hold its Grand Opening on Wednesday, November 1st, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. You can tour the facility and meet the staff. A light lunch and refreshments will be served.

"RVBH@The Crowne, located in the heart of Downtown Owensboro, was designed to be a beacon and a bridge for our community in accessing essential mental health services, resources, and support in a warm, family-friendly setting. At the foundation of our mission is a deep commitment to understanding and addressing the unique mental and behavioral health needs of the communities we serve. At RVBH@The Crowne, our goal is not only to provide resources, but also to foster connection, and rehabilitation, and empower individuals to take charge of their mental health journey by equipping them with the right tools and providing a comprehensive support system for our community."

“RVBH@TheCrowne will be a shining light in our community, guiding individuals to the mental health services and support they need to be happy and healthy,” said Karyleen Irizarry, Senior Director of Community Health and Forensics. “We look forward to creating a place where individuals can find meaningful connections to self, providers, and services through proactive community engagement with evidence-based programs and informational sessions.”

Services to be provided at the new location include:

Service Navigation, Crisis Intervention and Peer Support, Assisted-Outpatient Treatment, Access and Referral Services, Connection to Community Resources, Community Training and Outreach Mental Health First Aid - Offered in English and Spanish Question, Persuade, Refer Training, Suicide Prevention Training, Trauma-Informed Care Training - Offered in English and Spanish, Supported Employment Nurturing Parenting Classes - Offered in English and Spanish, DUI Assessment and Education, and a Regional Prevention Center Resource Library

RVBH@The Crowne will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM starting on Nov. 2, 2023, and will be staffed by a dedicated team of mental health professionals available to guide clients through the process of finding the right services and resources to fit their unique needs. Additional weekend hours will be offered during special events.

To learn more information on RVBH, please call (270) 689-6879 or visit


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