Ion Bank donates use of temporary space in Naugatuck to Wellmore Behavioral Health


Ion Bank CEO David J. Rotatori left talks with Wellmore Behavioral Health CEO Gary Steck Thursday at the former Ion Insurance office at 24 Cherry St. in Naugatuck. Ion Bank donated the use of the office to Wellmore after a fire destroyed the organization’s Naugatuck office. - Photos by Elio Gugliotti, Republican-American

NAUGATUCK — There were some scary moments after a fire completely destroyed an office Wellmore Behavioral Health leased in a mixed-use building on Meadow Street this week.

“We were wondering, are we going to be able to come back? How do you overcome this? We don’t have a lot of experience dealing with catastrophes,” Wellmore CEO Gary Steck said.

The Waterbury-based nonprofit organization doesn’t have to worry about finding a temporary location to operate in Naugatuck. Ion Bank is donating the use of its former Ion Insurance office, which moved to Cheshire last year, at 24 Cherry St. to the organization.