Addressing the opioid crisis: sneak peek/tour of new inpatient treatment facility on October 19

FEDERAL WAY, WA (October 16, 2017) On October 19, Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care will host a media “sneak peek” and tour of their new facility, Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill, making significant progress towards addressing the opioid epidemic in King County. The facility, scheduled to open in October, will add 33 beds for detox and 40 beds for intensive inpatient treatment for homeless and/or low-income persons facing a mental health crisis, substance use disorder, and/or opioid addiction. 

The opening of Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill will occur just over a year after the King County Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force delivered its recommendations – including a focus on lowering barriers to treatment. (Note: Valley Cities Behavioral Health Chief of Inpatient Services, Milena Stott, is a member of the task Force).


WHEN:
Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 10-11 a.m.
Event begins with opening remarks followed by brief tour
*During the tour, media have the opportunity for one-on-one interviews

WHERE:
Valley Cities’ Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill
1701 18th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98144

SPEAKERS:  
King County Executive Dow Constantine
Larry Gossett, King County Council
Jeanne Kohl-Welles, King County Council
Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care CEO, Ken Taylor
Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care Chief of Inpatient Services, Milena Stott
Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care Inpatient Medical Director, Tawnya Christiansen, MD

CONTACT:  
Susan Ward, Team Soapbox
206.786.0094
susan@teamsoapbox.com

Stephanie Annunziata, Team Soapbox
347.254.3539
stephanie@teamsoapbox.com

About Valley Cities
Valley Cities, a nonprofit agency, has provided treatment services to residents of King County, primarily South King County, for over 50 years. In 2017, over 13,000 people received behavioral health services from Valley Cities, including mental health counseling and chemical dependency treatment; domestic violence services; homeless outreach services and housing programs; family support programs; employment services; and specialized services for veterans and their families.

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