Shared from the DCHS Touching Base Newsletter
Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill, operated by Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care, will be the first detox facility in King County to offer treatment for co-occurring disorders. The new treatment facility opened its doors for a community open house on Oct. 18 and a media event and tour on Oct. 19. King County contributed $1 million in capital funds for the 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.
In addition to prioritizing beds for people who are at the Navigation Center, the staff will coordinate with county-funded outreach teams that engage with people who are homeless to connect them to the integrated treatment they need to transition to safe, permanent housing.
Beginning in early November, the staff at Recovery Place will provide detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment and recovery services for people who are homeless and people who earn a lower income who also face mental health crisis, substance use disorder, and/or opioid addiction.
A secure detox facility in Kent, also being developed by Valley Cities, will open next year.
For more information, view this press release from Valley Cities.
To learn more about what DCHS is doing in our community, read the most recent issue of the Touching Base Newsletter (on SharePoint).