Timeline

February 15, 2019

DHSS hosted the ribbon-cutting Friday of The Refuge, a 30-bed integrated treatment home in Bear for men with substance use disorder. Joining Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Director Elizabeth Romero were Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, state Sen. Stephanie Hansen, Saad Soliman, executive director of Peace By Piece, which operates the house, Kelli DiSabatino, chief operating office of Aquila of Delaware, and Michelle McIver, executive director of Aquila

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February 15, 2019
February 28, 2019

Delaware Gov. John Carney, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and Rep. Earl Jaques on Feb. 28 toured The Refuge, a new integrated treatment home for men recovering from addiction. The facility, located in Bear, includes clinical supports, vocational training and wraparound services on site, in addition to housing.

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February 28, 2019
July 2, 2019

Over 60 residents meet with State Representative Valerie Longhurst, State Senator Nicole Poore, and County Councilman Bill Bell at the Delaware City Library to discuss The Refuge.

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July 2, 2019
July 3, 2019

WDEL reports on the story: “Residents raise questions about drug treatment home in Bear neighborhood”

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July 3, 2019
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