Video: Ribbon Cutting at The Refuge February 15, 2019

Ribbon Cutting at The Refuge 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. The 30-bed treatment home for men joins a 20-bed home for women, both in Bear. The houses are appropriate for people leaving management withdrawal or stepping down from residential treatment, but who still need counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, social service assessment or job training and education. Romero said the next integrated treatment homes are expected to open in March, with homes planned for Kent and Sussex counties, and additional homes planned for New Castle County. (from DelDHSS on YouTube)