In the Pipeline: CARD Opens Latest Center; New Substance Abuse Facilities


CARD opens new facility

Woodland Hills, California-based Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the largest national autism treatment providers, has opened a new facility in Gilbert, Arizona, southeast of Phoenix.

The organization, which provides applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to individuals of all ages, operates 10 locations in Arizona, including the newest one in Gilbert.

CARD currently operates in 260 locations in 33 states. It was acquired in 2018 by global private equity firm Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX).


Autism Systems unveils new location

Port Huron, Michigan-based Autism Systems has opened its second location in St. Clair County.

The autism services treatment provider unveiled the new location earlier this month. It has seven therapy rooms and includes sensory rooms with toys in addition to rooms for art activities and games, according to the Port Huron Times Herald.

Autism Systems also operates locations in Port Huron, Bay City, Bridgeport and Swartz Creek.


Healing Partners opens in Maine

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine has gained a new psychiatric care practice.

Healing Partners Psychiatric Services recently opened in a 60,000-square-foot former mill turned mixed-use building in the town, which is the county seat and the largest in Piscataquis County.

The practice is owned by Laura Feaga, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and provides individual and group outpatient services to adults.

Patients can receive support both in-person and by telemedicine.

Coming Soon

Brigid’s Path begins construction on new facility

Kettering, Ohio-based Brigid’s Path, which provides community and nursing assistance to babies and their mothers struggling with substance use disorder (SUD), has begun construction on a new family advocacy center.

The center will be located on-site at the organization’s facility in Kettering, a suburb of Dayton, and will provide services and offerings to families of loved ones dealing with SUD.

Brigid’s Path was established in 2014 and bills itself as the first newborn recovery provider in Ohio.

The new center will be built in one of the four original nurseries at the facility, and will also provide mothers and their families with laundry machines, showers and full-service kitchens, according to a press release.

Puzzle Pieces to open new campus, autism center

Puzzle Pieces, an Owensboro, Kentucky-based nonprofit that serves individuals ages 8 and older with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is moving to a new campus that will also house a new autism services center.

An open house was held earlier this month for the new campus and its new addition, the Owen Autism Center, which will expand autism treatment services to babies as young as 18 months, according to the Messenger-Inquirer.

Puzzle Pieces’ new facility is a 27,000-square-foot building, where all of its programs — some of which were previously in different locations — will be offered, and where the new autism center will be located.

State grant approved for new treatment resource center

Officials in Burlington County, New Jersey have approved a state grant of more than $130,000 to develop a community center for individuals looking for SUD resources.

The new Recovery Resource Center will be located inside the county’s Human Services building in Westampton, in the southern part of the state, and is part of ongoing efforts to combat the state’s opioid epidemic.

The new center will provide peer support services and group meetings held by Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, as well as information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options and sober living assistance.

BHN opening new MAT clinic

Western Massachusetts’ largest behavioral health provider will soon open a new outpatient drug treatment center.

Behavioral Health Network (BHN) has announced plans for the new clinic, which will be located in Springfield and is scheduled to open in March.

The clinic will provide MAT services seven days a week and outpatient behavioral health counseling.

Hispanic-focused mental wellness organization eyes second location

Half Moon Bay, California-based Ayudando Latiños a Soar (ALAS) will be growing its mental health offerings and adding a second location thanks to a grant.

The nonprofit, which concentrates on the mental, cultural and social upliftment of the local Hispanic population, recently received a grant from the Menlo Park, California-based Sand Hill Foundation.

The new grant, according to the Half Moon Bay Review, will allow them to expand to a second location in the oceanside town south of San Francisco and extend mental health services to individuals, couples, families and young people.

ALAS was established in 2011.

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