State grant awarded to new treatment center

A proposed residential treatment center for addiction in Findlay won a $300,000 state grant Monday, enabling it to open January 2015.

With 3,750 square feet at 2627 Crystal Ave., it will fill a need for more intense treatment for those with alcohol and drug addictions. Plans call for up to 12 clients at a time to stay for three months, said Tina Pine, executive director of Century Health.

Century Health bought the building for the treatment center, which does not yet have a name, for $150,000 in March. The metal structure with a brick facade once was a showroom for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and woodworking. Then it became chiropractors’ offices and served another healthcare agency. Renovating it into a residential treatment center will cost $600,000.

Century Health has already received donations of $180,000 from Federal Home Loan Bank, Cincinnati; $60,000 from St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, $50,000 from Marathon Petroleum Corp., $9,000 from Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services; and $500 each from Huntington Bank and Century Health. The $300,000 grant approved by the State Controlling Board on Monday will provide the rest of the money needed to convert the building into a residential treatment center.

The nearest residential addiction treatment center is in Bowling Green, and many others are farther away, Pine said.



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