BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Days after announcing its closure, the patients and staff at a Brunswick community-based mental health center are celebrating.
Sweetser's Learning and Recovery Center has received a $50,000 donation, that will keep the center open for another year.
Last week, management announced rising operating costs and flat funding from the state would cause the center to close at the end of June.
Portland lawyer Dan Lilley called the Learning and Recovery Center on Monday to offer the $50,000 the center needed. He and his wife made the donation in memory of their son.
Vice President Cindy Fagan said the last week has been a "roller coaster, but the roller coaster ride has been worth it."
She said everyone at the center is already thinking of ways to bring in more money to keep it open for years to come.