Grand Opening – Women’s Recovery Center & Circle Program in Clifton, Colorado
Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Conditions often go hand-in-hand and addressing both addiction and the underlying causes for addiction are key to successful recovery. The Women’s Recovery Center is an intensive drug and alcohol treatment and transitional living program, specializing in holistic recovery, that now has a beautiful new home on a seven-acre campus in Clifton, Colorado. The Circle program, a state-funded substance abuse treatment program for both men and women is co-located with the Women’s Recovery Center. The two entities will have separate space within the building, with some shared common areas.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Opening celebrations for the general public will be held in a virtual format on Thursday, July 23. The community is invited to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony and take a virtual tour of the new facility via Facebook Live by visiting facebook.com/MindSpringsHealth from 9 to 10:00 a.m.
The new facility came to fruition after the State of Colorado announced plans to close the Regional Center in Grand Junction, which previously housed the Women’s Recovery Center. The Women’s Recovery Center will accept patients in late July, while the Circle Program will begin accepting patients this fall.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this new facility,” said Dan Weller, Program Director for the Women’s Recovery Center. “Having a welcoming, inviting space that is conducive to healing is important in the recovery process and this new building provides a safe place for women who are on the road to recovery.”
One of the most unique aspects of the Women’s Recovery Center is that the residents are able to have their children, who are under the age of 10, stay with them during their time at the Center. Often times, this means children are kept out of the foster care system, while providing their mothers with the comfort of knowing their children are safe so they can better focus on the healing process.
The new building offers 17 residential rooms, with both private and semi-private space available. For mothers with children, there are spacious family bedrooms and a well-stocked playroom to allow for personal family space and fun time. The new facility also offers enhanced therapies, including light, horticultural, and 3-D virtual therapies. Exercise therapies are also available, with a walking and meditation path, yoga, and weight training.
“We are excited to fund a second Circle location in Colorado and to have this program on the Western Slope,” said Robert Werthwein, Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health. “Expanding Circle provides those with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders the opportunity for recovery.”
The original Circle location is in Pueblo, Colorado.
The new Women’s Recovery Center/Circle facility is located at 3210 E Road in Clifton, Colorado and can be reached by calling 970.245.4213.
Mind Springs Health is the Western Slope’s largest provider of counseling and therapy for mental wellness and assists individuals and families dealing with and recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Covering a 23,000-square mile area in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, Mind Springs Health offers a continuum of mental health care with crisis response services, 12 offices for outpatient treatment, and West Springs Hospital, the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City.