Ribbon Cutting Welcomes Detox Facility To Richland County

  • 9/20/2019 4:31:25 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - After months of planning, fundraising, and construction, Richland County welcomed two new facilities to the local area.

A ribbon cutting ceremony welcomed a new 16-bed Withdrawal Management Center and 16-bed Residential Treatment Facility to the local area. 

The facility is designed to get people off of drugs, manage withdrawals and symptoms, and keep these individuals clean between appointments and meetings when they are most vulnerable to relapse.

The detox facility and residential facility will hold 16 beds for men, and 16 beds for women. 

Mansfield used to have a building like this, Freedom Hall, but it closed down in the early 2000's and since then withdrawal management, one of the most volatile, challenging stages of recovery, has been outsourced to Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and other bigger cities that have the facilities and space necessary.

The facility will be in a prime location in North Central Ohio, where local residents that are seeking help can stay in their own backyard and not have to worry about traveling outside of their hometown in order to seek treatment. 

Treatment programming will be provided by Catalyst Life Services, with medical services provided under subcontract with Third Street Family Health Services. 

The new facilities will also bring employment opportunities to Richland County. 47 positions in total will be made from both facilities, which include part time, full time, and PRN position needed for all shifts. 

The positions that will be offered include clinical, nursing services, medical, counselors, counselor assistants, administration, supervisors, and management. 

The project was collaboratively funded by the State of Ohio Capital matching grant through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The local match is being collaboratively funded by the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Richland County Foundation, S.N. and Ada Ford Foundation, OhioHealth, Rotary Club of Mansfield, Mid-Ohio AFL-CIO Labor Council and many other individual and corporate donors. 

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