Pathways Community Crisis Center is opening a new crisis center in Boise next month, and even though the center is still under construction, they are already getting much-needed donations.

Optum Idaho has matched donations gathered by providers and community partners to support the center.

The donations will help fill a gap for the crisis center during a time of year when assistance is needed most.

"All of the different community partners and stakeholders came together over the last six months to make this happen,” said Chris Christopher, director of business development, Pathways Idaho. “We're just fortunate to have the support from the community, from Optum, the providers that helped with the donations."

The new Pathways crisis center's ribbon cutting is scheduled for Dec. 8 and will open for business on Dec. 12.

The new facility is located on Potomac Drive near Cole Road and Emerald Street.