Women’s Recovery Center set to open in Clifton

Mind Springs Health plans to soon open its Women’s Recovery Center on a nearly 7-acre campus in Clifton. (Photo courtesy Mind Springs Health)

A new Grand Valley facility is scheduled to open at the end of July, offering treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders.

A virtual grand opening event for the Women’s Recovery Center in Clifton is set for 9 to 10 a.m.
July 23 at www.facebook.com/MindSpringsHealth. The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony and virtual tour.

Mind Springs Health built the Women’s Recovery Center after the state announced plans to close the Grand Junction Regional Center, which previously housed a women’s recovery center.

Dan Weller

“We couldn’t be more excited about this new facility,” said Dan Weller, program director for the Women’s Recovery Center.

“Having a welcoming, inviting space that is conducive to healing is important in the recovery process, and this new building provides a safe place for women who are on the road to recovery,” Weller said.

Located on a nearly 7-acre campus at 3210 E Road, the center will offer 17 residential rooms with private and semi-private spaces available.

The center will offer intensive drug and alcohol abuse treatment in a transitional living program. The center also will offer such enhanced therapies as light, horticultural and three-dimensional virtual therapies as well as a walking and meditation path, yoga and weight training.

In addition, the program will allow women to keep their children under age 10 with them during residential treatment, which in turn can keep children out of foster care. Family bedrooms and a playroom are available for women with children.

The center also will house the Circle program, a state-funded substance abuse treatment program for women and men. The two programs will operate separate spaces in the facility, but also share some common areas.

The location is the second for the Circle program in Colorado, but the first on the Western Slope.

“Expanding Circle provides those with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders the opportunity for recovery,” said Robert Werthwein, director of the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health.

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.