RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Argent Preparatory Academy still appears to be what it was on the exterior, but on the inside, changes are taking place.
The 30,000 sq. ft. building is being built as an extension of the Community Counseling Center (CCC).
“Many times people have to wait over a month to get into a treatment facility,” said Caroline Basagoitia, executive director of the CCC.
The organization provides behavioral health services such as substance abuse and mental health treatment, family counseling, and basic skills training. Currently, they are only accessible as outpatient treatments, but after the new facility is completed, inpatient treatment will be available as well.
There will be an additional wing on the west side of the building enabling men and women to have custody of their children while receiving therapy.
“Many times is hard for women or men even, when they are the sole provider of their child, to find a relative or someone who will keep their child for 30 to 45 days,” said Basagoitia. “We run into a barrier and many times they don’t engage in treatment because of that barrier.”
She adds that the transitional living wing will begin with about 10 people and hopes to grow in the future.
So far, funding for this project has come from the center’s administration; they hope to finish it by early next year, but they need the community’s help.
To give, volunteer, or learn more about their programs, call (775) 882-3945 or email email@example.com.
If you are able to offer money, the facility also requires furniture, clothing, and basic things for customers.
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