Mind Springs plans recovery center in Grand Valley

Construction is scheduled for completion in the summer on a new Grand Valley facility offering treatment for clients recovering from abuse and those suffering from substance abuse or mental health disorders.

Mind Springs Health will build the Women’s Recovery Center on a 6.8-acre site near 32 and E Roads in Clifton.

The Women’s Recovery Center will offer nearly 18,000-square-feet of space and 20 beds.

The facility also will house Circle, a residential treatment program for men and women with 16 beds.

The facility is expected to open in September 2020. The Women’s Recovery Center will be capable of serving an additional 94 women a year.

The Women’s Recovery Center will offer an intensive, 90-day program for women suffering from a history of abuse or trauma who are pregnant or have young children up to 10 years old.

The program, the only one in Western Colorado allowing women to keep their children 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.

Graduates of the Women’s Recovery Center will be connected with other programs and resources to promote continued recovery.

The new facility in Clifton also will house Circle, a residential treatment program for women and men who suffer from abuse and trauma as well as substance abuse and mental health disorders. Clients will be offered more than 40 hours a week of services that include individual, family and group therapy as well as medication and case management.

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 www.MindSpringsHealth.org.

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