Building on a Strong Community Resource

(March 12, 2013) DeKalb, IL – The Ben Gordon Center is pleased and grateful to announce the donation of the former Resource Bank building in Malta, IL from Resource Bank. The Ben Gordon Center will use the building as an additional location to provide outpatient behavioral healthcare services to adults, children and families to meet the growing need in DeKalb County. The location will also be a convenient site for our current clients from Creston, Kishwaukee College, Malta and Rochelle along with the consumers from southwest DeKalb. Community services will include prevention and education, individual, group and family counseling, substance abuse therapy, as well as psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

“We are very thankful for the generosity of Resource Bank for the donation of the property. We continue to experience a 12% increase annually in many of the services we provide. For over 45 years, the Ben Gordon Center has provided comprehensive, quality mental health and substance abuse services for adults, children and families. The building in Malta allows for us to continue to meet the needs of our growing community,” said Michael Flora, MBA, M.A.Ed.,LCPC, President and CEO.

“The Malta bank building is a wonderful gift. Credit goes to the creative thinking of the Resource Bank management & staff who crafted a way for the community to continue to benefit from the structure. This gift will have an immediate impact at the Center by alleviating the tight accommodations at our main building. It will also help us better serve our ever-expanding client base, especially those clients who come to us from the western parts of the county,” said Mark Leach, Ben Gordon Center Board Chairman.

Founded in 1901 in Malta, Illinois, Resource Bank was originally known as The First National Bank of Malta. Since its inception, the bank has expanded to its current size of nine offices throughout DeKalb County. Richard Katz, President of Resource Bank, is aware of the services Ben Gordon Center has provided to the community for many years and is pleased to be able to donate this beautiful facility to them in support of their efforts.