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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Treatment and Recovery Campus

Date: 
Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:00pm

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Treatment and Recovery Campus of Douglas County is scheduled for noon Friday, Nov. 8. The campus is located north of the Community Health Facility at 1000 W. Second Street.

The ceremony will mark the beginning of construction for two housing projects that will be located on the campus:

  • Transitions. This housing, which will be a supportive living setting, will serve up to 12 clients of the Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center. These clients will participate in programs designed to enhance their recovery and transition back into the community. The length of stay generally will be six to 12 months, but may vary depending on the client's stage of recovery.
  • The Cottages. These are supportive housing apartments for up to 10 clients that are owned and operated by the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority. Residents will be individuals who need wrap-around support services to stay stably housed and they will be referred by the Behavioral Health continuum partners.

The groundbreaking ceremony will include brief remarks by Douglas County Commission Chair Michelle Derusseau, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center CEO Patrick Schmitz and Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Executive Director Shannon Oury.