Central Regional Hospital
Central Regional Hospital (CRH) is one of three state psychiatric hospitals in North Carolina. It is operated by the Division of State-Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) within the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). This hospital provides psychiatric and medical care to adults and adolescents in 25 countries in the central region of North Carolina. CRH also serves children ages 11 and under from all 100 counties in North Carolina.
CRH is a psychiatry residency training site for both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. In addition to psychiatric residents, CRH provides training rotations for medical students, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, and a variety of other disciplines.
John Umstead Hospital
During the phasing out of Camp Butner by the State of North Carolina, Mr. John Umstead, brother of Governor William B. Umstead, initiated a move to provide better care for the mentally ill. The abandoned army hospital became the site for John Umstead Hospital. It served 16 counties and its primary function was to provide an in-patient facility to diagnose and treat individuals with psychiatric disorders, restore them to an optimal level of functioning and return them to the community. Today the hospital serves as additional offices for state employees. Many of the type of patients treated at Umstead may now be treated at Central Regional Hospital.
Murdoch Developmental Center
During 1947, the Butner Training School, known as “The Colony” opened. It was an old army barracks and received its first transfers from Caswell Center in June 1948. In 1955, construction began on the current site which became known as the Murdoch Developmental Center in 1963. Murdoch Developmental Center was named after the late Dr. James Murdoch, who was known for beginning a new era of reform in mental health. It is one of three State operated developmental centers, primarily serving 25 counties of the Central Region. Murdoch provides services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), complex behavioral challenges, and/or medical conditions whose clinical treatment needs cannot be supported in the community. Murdoch operates four specialty programs including children and adolescents programs which are available for individuals residing in all regions of the state.
R.J. Blackley Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Center
Located on the Umstead campus, the R.J. Blackley Alcohol & Drug Abuse Treatment Center is one of three state-operated North Carolina Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATCs) specifically designed to provide inpatient treatment, psychiatric stabilization and medical detoxification for individuals with substance use and other recurring mental health diagnoses to prepare for ongoing community-based treatment and recovery.
Veterans Life Center
The Veterans Life Center (VLC) is a residential program designed to help at-risk 21st century veterans eligible for VA services. The goal is to provide each resident with the ability to thrive in civil society. By strengthening mental fitness and physical health, improving life skills and providing vocational training, staff will guide residents to career opportunities and community reintegration, averting all-to-frequent crises such as chronic homelessness, incarceration, suicide, and premature death. The VLC is the only statewide veterans organization designed to facilitate the specialized services counseling, training and mentoring to return our suffering heroes to self-reliance.
Originally planned to be located in Building 71 on the John Umstead Hospital Complex, due to redevelopment and budgetary constraints, the center will be located on 9.5 acres southwest of the complex. To further the State’s goals for the Center, the facility will be in close proximity to educational, medical and treatment opportunities like Vance Granville Community College-South Campus,R.J. Blackley Center, Central Regional Hospital, and the Durham VA Hospital. At full capacity, the facility will have 100-150 beds with full service amenities and office space for a staff of 30-plus.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, October 27, 2017. WRAL covered this event which brought together dignitaries from NC & US legislatures, local jurisdictions, and the military. The facility is expected to open in 2019.
Federal Correctional Complex
The Federal Correctional Complex is a federally-run prison for men operated b the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Four facilities with varying levels of security make up the Federal Correctional Complex, including a large medical complex. The complex houses approximately 3,700 inmates. The complex is located on the line that divides Durham and Granville counties.
Polk Correctional Institution
The original Polk facility acquired its name in 1920 from Col. William Polk, a decorated officer in the Revolutionary War. It was built on the grounds of Camp Polk, a U.S. Army tank base during World War I. When Polk Correctional Institution opened in 1977, its purpose was to process newly-admitted youthful offenders ages 19-21. The prison also houses inmates participating in job assignments and other programs. It is a close-custody prison that houses approximately 900 male inmates.
C.A. Dillon Youth
The Juvenile Justice section of North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety operates four youth development centers (YDCs) statewide. YDCs provide mentoring, education and therapeutic treatment to prepare youth for a fresh start when they re-enter their communities. C.A. Dillon YDC opened in April 1969. It is located on 88 acres off Old NC 75 Highway. The center consists of four housing units, a cafeteria, an academic school, and an administrative building. The facility houses under 100 youth.