More money is on the way for Haverhill to fund a new local community health center and upgrades to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Mill Brook Park courtesy of Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and the city’s legislative delegation.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives adopted a budget amendment filed by Campbell to allocate $100,000 for a new Haverhill outpost of the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, which is projected to create 40 new jobs within the first three years of operation.
The partnership between GLFHC, Holy Family Hospital and the City of Haverhill will offer residents primary care, opioid treatment, behavioral health and a pharmacy, Campbell’s office tells WHAV.
The amendments were supported by fellow Haverhill policymakers Rep. Andy Vargas and Rep. Christina Minicucci.
The Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Ad Hoc Commission, tasked with overseeing upgrades to the area that pays tribute to the 13 city sons lost in the war, is thrilled with the $50,000 they will soon receive.
“The Commission thanks Rep. Campbell and the local delegation for their tireless advocacy for this project and for securing the funds to continue our latest upgrades at Mill Brook Park,” Commission Chairman Ralph Basiliere tells WHAV. “We look forward to using the money to provide ADA access and a serene place for Vietnam veterans to reflect in Haverhill.”
The spending bill is set to go before the Senate and any differences between the House and Senate versions reconciled before a final bill is put on Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk.