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The Salvation Army Breaks Ground on Midtown Service and Treatment Center

The Salvation Army Midland Division broke ground on a new 22,500-square-foot substance abuse treatment center, Project represents phase III of $60M Midtown Redevelopment Plan

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The Salvation Army Midland Division provides numerous services to adults grappling with drug abuse, and another positive step was taken with the ground break of the $6 million Midtown Service and Treatment Center. Salvation Army Divisional Leaders Lt. Colonels Lonneal and Patty Richardson were joined by local officials and community leaders at 2900 Washington Boulevard today to break ground on the 22,500-square-foot substance abuse treatment center and neighborhood clinic. Construction of the facility is expected to be completed by fall 2016.

The Midtown Service and Treatment Center is the third phase of the organization’s $60 million Midtown Redevelopment Plan, after the construction of the Veterans Residence and 3010 Apartments, which opened in winter 2012 and spring 2014, respectively.

The planned building at the corner of Washington Boulevard and T.E. Huntley Avenue will include a 2,500-square-foot neighborhood clinic on the ground floor along with office space and a community room. The upper two floors will offer advanced substance abuse treatment certified by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The clinic’s contemporary counseling and education rooms will provide observational training for the next generation of human service practitioners. The new facility will also provide counseling, psychiatric services, co-occurring substance abuse and mental health assessments and other life-changing opportunities along with academic, individual and group therapy.

According to the Missouri Department of Health, substance abuse in the St. Louis Metropolitan area is among the highest in the state: 15.4-percent of residents report having used an illicit drug in the past year.[1]

This project is made possible by The Salvation Army and generous donors throughout the bi-state region. The Salvation Army is the nation’s largest provider of residential drug and alcohol abuse treatment. This new, state-of-the-art facility supports The Salvation Army’s mission of creating sustainable positive change in the lives of individuals and communities, which continues to make their Midtown Redevelopment Plan a standout in St. Louis social services.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army is an international organization and an evangelical part of the universal Christian church that has been faithfully serving Missouri and Southern Illinois since 1880. For more than 130 years, bi-state residents with no place to go have turned to The Salvation Army for compassion, strength, and encouragement. The Salvation Army serves community members 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year through dozens of different programs and services that are designed to help people attain, or regain, self-sufficiency. For more information, go to www.stlsalvationarmy.org.

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[1]According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report updated in 2012.