Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, Inc.
Welcome to the Center!
In 1949, a group of citizens on the Social Services Council in Black
Hawk County began discussing the need for a mental health center in
These discussions began as a result of the growing recognition that the
mental health needs of this community were not being adequately met.
These meetings facilitated by Opal Fore, a visiting social worker from
the Iowa Mental Health Authority and Glenda Mabrey, a teacher with
the Waterloo Public Schools, and Blair Wood, the Black Hawk County
Attorney, resulted in the election of the first Board of Directors in
In the following months, a great deal of planning and activity took place
to prepare for the opening of the Center. According to Glenda Mabrey,
“it was a cross section of the whole community, everybody was
interested...we really did this on faith and a prayer.”
3251 West Ninth Street
Waterloo, IA 50702
Peer Recovery Center
address, IA, ZIP
Copyright 2011 BHGMHC, Inc.
PHONE: (319) 234-2893
FAX: (319) 234-0354
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