In the Pipeline: New Substance Abuse Facilities; University Breaks Ground on Equine IDD Research Center


NAMI chapter opens new center

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter in Sandusky County, Ohio has opened a drop-in center in Fremont.

The clinic will be open for three hours a day and will have mental health professionals available to provide consultation services, as reported by Toledo TV station WTOL.

The new center is made possible through a partnership with the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, a community wellness organization serving the northwest part of the state, according to WTOL.


Evolve Healing opens second location

Appleton, Wisconsin-based Evolve Healing, an eating disorder treatment center, has opened a second location.

The new Evolve center in De Pere — located south of Green Bay — offers various outpatient services and will also provide partial hospitalization options to prospective patients in eight Midwestern states, including Wisconsin.

Evolve accepts patients ages 12 and up. Patients can partake in individual, family and group sessions.


Evolve is also eyeing future expansion into two more Wisconsin towns — Fond du Lac and Oshkosh — as well as in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, according to the Mining Journal.

NYC psychotherapy practice expands

New York City-based private psychotherapy practice Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has opened a new location in the borough.

The latest location is its third and is currently staffed by three licensed mental health counselors, according to its website.

All three of Manhattan Mental Health Counseling’s locations are located in Midtown.  

SUD treatment facility opens in upstate New York

Onondaga County, New York now has its first inpatient residential facility for individuals struggling with substance use disorder (SUD).

The center is called Elements of Central New York. It is operated by Liverpool-based treatment provider Helio Health and has 75 beds. It offers drug stabilization, rehab and post-treatment community reintegration services.

The center is backed by a $14 million grant from the state, which will also contribute more than $1 million in yearly operational expenses.

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Prominent ASD advocate, university collaborate for new facility

Colorado State University (CSU) has broken ground on a new research center bearing prominent autism awareness advocate Temple Grandin’s name.

The Temple Grandin Equine Center facility, which will open in Fort Collins, will be dedicated to research into equine-assisted activities and therapies to help individuals with emotional and developmental disabilities.

The center will provide activities and therapies to individuals in need and will also be used for undergraduate classes. Groundbreaking on another CSU equine center in Denver, named after Grandin, is scheduled for March.

Grandin, who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is an expert in the study of animal behavior and an animal sciences professor at CSU. In the past, she’s been named to Time magazine’s annual Time 100 list. 

Colville Tribes to build first SUD treatment center 

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation — 12 Native American tribes around the Pacific Northwest — have announced plans to build their first (SUD center.

The $20 million facility will be built on Colville tribal lands in Keller, Washington, and will hold 32 inpatient beds.

Financing for the SUD treatment center is being backed by nonprofit tax credits. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho architectural firm Anderson West will design the facility.

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