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Ind. hospital to open new women's treatment center

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 7, 2013 at 11:17 am •  Published: January 7, 2013

He said the heavily wooded 38-acre lot provides a natural setting with ample room for gardening, a view of the river and enough room for equine therapy, if desired.

"It's a very private, secluded setting," Monson said.

Up to 14 women will live at the center for 30 to 90 days, attended to by psychiatric and medical personnel, counselors and support staff. Monson said the center will offer help for women battling substance addiction and physical and emotional trauma.

County Commission President Kevin Nigh said residents near the planned center have expressed little opposition to the project and he supports it.

The center will be a "fantastic" addition to the area, said Lori Springer, the executive director of Shelby County Drug Free Coalition.

Kari Prifogle, executive director of the county's Family Services and Prevention Programs, said having it nearby will benefit the community.

"It's nice to see something coming to the county rather than people having to go outside of Shelby County to seek help," she said.


Information from: The Shelbyville News,