Menomonie, WI, Jul 18, 2014 -- Since 1976, Arbor Place, Inc. has served the residents of Menomonie and neighboring communities. This week, they celebrated the beginning of a new era with the commencement of construction on a new treatment facility located in the Stout Technology Park, accenting expanded services and up-grades that will better serve those needing their services.
The new facility is a total replacement facility for Arbor Place, Inc., a substance abuse treatment and prevention clinic.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development awarded Arbor Place, Inc. a $5.2 million, low interest, direct loan through the Community Facilities Program.
The new building will allow Arbor Place, Inc. to expand their services, which includes increased beds, increase the number of outpatient counselors and add new psychiatry services. The new clinic will be expanded to include 32 inpatient treatment beds; community meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous /Narcotics Anonymous meetings and other events; and outdoor activity space. The facility will allow patients a greater sense of confidentiality due to the new location and the ability to have separate spaces for inpatient and outpatient services. This project also includes a remodel of the existing clinic for Arbor Place administrative needs and to rent space to a local non-profit that offers complimentary services.
“We must not forget the fact that projects like these reflect how we value the people of our communities,” said USDA Rural Development Wisconsin Community Programs Director, Brian Deaner. “This project is an excellent example of the federal government working in collaboration with the local community to help improve critical health services and the quality of life for rural Wisconsinites. It is so important that leaders in rural communities continually look for ways to improve the essential services that are offered in their community. Rural Development financing programs can play an important role in making these types of projects a reality, just like they are in Menomonie.”
The currently facility only has 16 resident treatment beds and provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention services that is located in a residential area. Originally a half-way house, the clinic has seen three major renovations through-out the years to allow Arbor Place to expand services to their patients and members of the community, and has reached a point were additions to the facility are no longer possible due to limited space on their lot.
For the past 37 years, Arbor Place, Inc. has been providing vital services to our community and region. The mission of Arbor Place, Inc. is to provide prevention, treatment, renewal, and recovery opportunities to individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse & dependence and mental health disorders.
USDA Rural Development’s funding continues to have a dramatic impact on rural communities across Wisconsin. Since 2009, USDA Rural Development has invested more than $3.9 billion on essential public facilities, small and emerging businesses, water and sewer systems, and housing opportunities for Wisconsin families. Each year more than 100 rural communities in Wisconsin receive assistance from USDA Rural Development for community-improvement and public-safety projects.
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As the lead federal agency for rural development needs, USDA Rural Development returned over $838 million dollars this past year to rural Wisconsin communities. Funds are used to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technological infrastructures. Further information on USDA Rural Development programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting the web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/wi.
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