Grant to fund women’s recovery center

Roger Sheffield

A $200,000 grant could offer additional funding for a facility under construction in the Grand Valley to offer treatment for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse.

The Daniels Fund awarded the grant to Mind Springs Health for a women’s recovery center located near the intersection of E and 32 roads. The new center is scheduled to open after the lease on the existing center expires in June.

“We couldn’t be more honored to be the recipient of such a substantial grant from the Daniels Fund,” said Roger Sheffield, president of the Mind Springs Foundation. “The grant requires that we secure 75 percent of the $3 million fundraising goal in philanthropic support in order to receive the Daniels Fund grant.  We are asking the communities we serve for their help in raising the additional funds for the women’s recovery center.  All financial gifts, no matter what the size, will help build the new center and improve the delivery of innovative services and increase access to care.”

Established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, the Daniels Fund foundation strives to make life better for people in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through grant, scholarship and ethics programs.

For more information about donating to the women’s recovery center, log on to or contact Sheffield by telephone at (970) 384-3035 or email at

With 18,000 square feet of space and 20 beds, the women’s recovery center will offer an intensive, 90-day program drug and alcohol rehabilitation and transitional living program. The center specializes in holistic recovery.

The program, the only one in Western Colorado allowing women to keep their children under age 10 with them during residential treatment, is designed to keep women out of jail and children out of foster care.

The program also is designed to nurture parental bonds that promote health and well-being in children.

Mind Springs Health operates the West Springs psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction and also offers outpatient mental health and addiction services through 12 offices in Western Colorado. For more information, visit the website located at