Congrats, Sunrise Centre, on upcoming facility

Sunrise Centre, which serves individuals struggling with substance abuse or ongoing mental health conditions, will this spring build a new facility on its Walnut Street property, the organization told News staff writer Mike Gonzalez for a recent story.

“We want to make sure that when people come and receive their services here, it’s in the best quality location and the best quality state that we can provide,” Executive Director Madeleine McConnell told Gonzalez. “So that this is a warm and welcoming and more modernized and up-to-date treatment facility. This facility has been here for quite a number of years — many, many decades — and is just not quite meeting our needs, anymore.”

Sunrise Centre is a 41-bed treatment facility that holds 20 beds for male residents, 15 beds for female residents in a separate facility, and six beds for people to medically detoxify.

McConnell said that the facility is usually at 80% to 90% capacity.

We’re glad to hear that this facility is coming to fruition.

Sunrise Centre provides an important service to our community, and the new facility should help the organization do an even better job than it already does.

Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this project toward completion.


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