In almost one week from today – on Friday July 18th, Harmony Foundation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for our new medical and admissions building.
The Howie Madigan Admissions/Medical Building will be the first of several new buildings slated to improve our 45-acre campus in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The medical building is made possible by our Support and Renew Capital Campaign. This campaign and our non-profit status allows us to put our excess revenues back into the development of treatment facilities and services for our Colorado rehab center.
As such, we have decided to build a state of the art medical building to help treat those most in need – those requiring intensive medical detoxification. Currently, many of our buildings are 80 years old and can’t be remodeled due to building code restrictions. Our health center is only able to accommodate 7 clients at a time, when many more in the area seek our services. Considering that we are the only detox facility in Larimer County, being able to accommodate more clients is tantamount to living up to our mission to provide the foundation for sustained recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Those that require detox are often those addicted to dangerous drugs that have high overdose potential, such as heroin and prescription opiates and benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, our current capacity causes us to have to delay client admission, which is risky for those heavily addicted. By the time bed space becomes available they may have decided against treatment, as the decision to enter treatment is often vulnerable to begin with.
The volume of those seeking detox and addiction treatment for these drugs doesn’t seem to be waning either, as Dot Dorman, our CEO explains, “Regrettably, addiction to drugs and alcohol is not getting better in our society, it is getting worse…We must meet this challenge head-on with state-of-the-art facilities and programs.” The new health center will do this by offering 20 detox beds – more than doubling its current capacity.
The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 10am next Friday on our campus at 1600 Fish Hatchery rd. Estes Park, CO 80517.