Tri-County Mental Health Services has purchased the Human Services Building from the Maple Woods Community College. The Human Services Building was built in 1995 to offer a range of services for the area, and Tri-County has been the owner of approximately 25 percent of the building’s space since the beginning.

Throughout the years, as Tri-County has expanded its services and the number of consumers it helps, it has continued to lease additional space throughout the building.

“We were excited to explore the opportunity, and now we are happy to finally complete the transaction,” Tri-County CEO Tom Petrizzo said. “Owning the building allows us more flexibility and opportunities to expand our services over time.

Other tenants in the building, such as the Missouri Employment Council and the YMCA’s Head Start program, will continue to lease their space. Maple Woods Community College will continue to use a large portion of the building for an athletic exercise space for the next several years while it builds a new facility for its students and faculty.

“Thanks to our banking relationship with Commerce Bank and the leadership of our Governing Board and Foundation Board, we were able to make this investment at this time to secure a building that is conveniently located in the Northland. The community knows where we are, and our consumers are comfortable here,” Petrizzo explained.

“This purchase positions Tri-County to be a strong presence in the Northland for many years to come and to continue to grow our space and service offerings to meet the growing needs of our community. It’s an exciting day for Tri-County and a milestone in our history as a leading health provider in the Northland!”