King County contributes $1 million for a new detox facility on Beacon Hill

Thursday, October 19, 2017

King County has contributed $1 million in capital funds to help open a new detox facility that will offer integrated treatment for mental health and substance-use disorder – including opioid addiction – that prioritizes bed space for people who are homeless.

The facility, located in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, will offer 33 detox beds and 40 intensive inpatient treatment beds. It will welcome residents who are at the city of Seattle’s Navigation Center, a dormitory-style facility for people who are homeless and need treatment for substance-use disorder.

"The partnerships we are creating will save lives and connect more people to the effective treatment they need to once again live a healthy, productive, meaningful life,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. 
“We are doing more than providing additional beds. We are connecting entire systems so we can better confront challenges in mental health, addiction, and homelessness throughout our region."

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2 comments:

Anonymous,  October 21, 2017 at 11:20 AM  

I'm happy to be a resident of King County - home to one of the best public health districts in the nation.

Jin-Ah Kim October 21, 2017 at 1:07 PM  

OH THANK HEAVENS, this was sorely needed -- I can't wait to bring a 12-step meeting into this new one! I was devastated when RCKC (Recovery Centers of King County) was shut down without any notice at all. Employees came to work that day and didn't even know they no longer had employment, imagine! I spoke many times at RCKC and I look forward to doing so when this facility opens.

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