History of Klein Family Center
The Klein Family Center, originally called Harford Crisis Center, was launched in 2019 to meet the need for Harford County residents to find quality mental health care and addiction services when and where they need them. Our integrated system of care and compassionate coordination of services strengthens the path to recovery and wellness.
Over the years, the services we offer have expanded as have the organizations we work with. And today, Klein Family Center is managed by UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in partnership with the Harford County government, Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil, Harford County Health Department, Office on Mental Health/Core Service Agency of Harford County, Inc. and the Affiliated Sante Group.
However, the Klein Family—and in particular Andy Klein—has always been the driving force in bringing these expansive mental health services to our area.
Undoubtedly, the biggest champion for Klein Family Center was Andrew Klein, president of Klein Family Markets. Klein, who was tragically killed in March 2019, was a visionary leader, a volunteer, a philanthropist and a friend who wholeheartedly supported UM Upper Chesapeake Health’s (UM UCH) community health care mission.
His dedication to the organization included his service on the UM UCH and its hospitals’ boards of directors since 2004 and the UCH Foundation board of directors since 2003. Klein served as vice chairperson of the Foundation board since 2015 and was the founding chair of the Senator Bob Hooper House Board. He also served as an honorary chair of the Your Health, Our Mission: Caring for Our Families Together campaign where he was a visionary and leading proponent of the family center, as well as a generous supporter.
Andy Klein cared. He gave of his time, talents, and treasures to help his family, friends and neighbors. He is deeply and sorely missed.
If you would like to make a gift to Klein Family Center to support your friends and neighbors, learn more on the UCH Foundation giving page.