Community news: Family Counseling Services moving to new location

The Crescent Corset Co. building at 165-177 S. Main Street (Cortland Voice file photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Family Counseling Services of Cortland County has announced the planned relocation of their Cortland services to 165 Main Street in the former Crescent Corset factory building.

The move will be completed in stages. The outpatient mental health and chemical dependence clinics will close at 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, and reopen for client services on Tuesday, June 12.

Cortland Prevention Resources, the primary care clinic, and the LGBTQ Center will move at a future date. They will continue to operate out of their current locations until that time. Currently, the agency provides services at four separate locations on Main and North Main streets in Cortland, including their Prevention program and the LGBTQ Center located at 73 Main Street. The move will allow the agency to consolidate services into a single location.

Family Counseling Services will occupy a significant portion of the first floor of the newly renovated factory building owned by local developer David Yaman, of Yaman Real Estate.

The new space includes a large conference room and larger multi-purpose room to address agency needs and provide an opportunity to host meetings and trainings for the benefit of their staff, other non-profit agencies and members of the community.

“Family Counseling Services is pleased to be part of an effort to revitalize our community while
creating a space that better meets the needs of the children, adults and families that we serve,”
said Lisa Hoeschele, CEO and Executive Director of Family Counseling Services, in a press release.

The Crescent Corset factory was built in 1923 and is listed on both the state and national registers of historic places.