Protesters: Mental health clinic closure stopped

April 26, 2012 3:22:28 PM PDT
There may be progress in efforts to stop the closure of the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic on Chicago's South Side.

A group of pastors said that after a meeting Thursday, the city has agreed to keep the doors open.

A spokesperson for the mayor's office issued a statement saying, "We had a productive conversation and we look forward to a continuing dialogue" on expanding access to mental health services.

"I think a commitment has been made today as relates to this issue," said Pastor Anthony Williams. "We know that the Woodlawn Community Health Center, Roseland, Auburn Gresham will remain open."

Protests over the planned closure have led to several arrests in recent weeks.