By Mike Pettinella
The public is invited to attend an open house on Jan. 6 for the new detoxification center located on the campus of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at 424 East Main St.
The open house is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m.
The two-story, 20-bed facility provides a next and vital step in the continuum of care offered by GCASA, said Kathleen Hodgins, the agency’s chief clinical officer.
“Finding the strength to seek help isn’t always easy. We’re here to let those struggling with substance use disorder know that they’re not alone. Help is available, and it starts with our detox center admissions’ process,” she said.
Attached to the rear of the Atwater Community Residence, the detox center is expected to open for business on Jan. 10.
GCASA Executive Director John Bennett said the 8,600-square foot facility will enable local residents in need to stay close to home for their treatment.
“It will be fully staffed by medical and substance use counseling professionals — specially trained and certified to assist those who require short-term services,” he said.
Construction began last January, with Javen Construction of Penfield as the general contractor.
Residents interested in attending the open house are asked to RSVP by clicking on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcasa-detox-open-house-tickets-215846260977