LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Seven Counties Services is affiliating with one of the largest behavioral healthcare organizations in country.

It was announced Thursday that Seven Counties and Centerstone are pursuing an agreement to work together. Centerstone currently serves around 123,000 at nearly 150 locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee.

Back in 2013, Seven Counties battled the state in court over being a part of Kentucky's pension system. The non-profit then filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

“Centerstone is not in a sense buying us or giving us a bucket of money, we're not merging with them, this is an affiliation,” said Seven Counties CEO tony Zipple. “So it's completed unrelated.”

Leaders say the only thing that will change for the 34,000 people that use Seven Counties every year is the name. Everything will stay the same.

The agreement still needs to go through legal and  regulatory reviews which is expected to take between 60 and 90 days.

Anyone with questions about the affiliation can attend any of the meetings listed below:

  • April 15, 8:15AM 11001 Bluegrass Parkway Ste. #200
  • April 15, 9:00AM Melbourne Heights Baptist Church
  • April 15 10:30 AM 130 S. Joe B. Hall Avenue
  • April 15 11:45 AM 914 E. Broadway
  • April 15 1:45 PM 708 Magazine St.
  • April 15 2:45 PM 4710 Champions Trace

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