Our transitional housing facility, New Connections, received some much-needed upgrades in the form of a full kitchen renovation and construction to open up more office and group space. This facility was once owned by the Department of Mental Health and was a house for adults with developmental disabilities. It had been constructed with a medical model of service in mind, with one centrally located nursing station that functioned as the only office space for our team members to complete assessments and other clinical work with our consumers.
Completed construction has provided new office space, an upgraded kitchen, and new group room space to allow our consumers increased privacy in their treatment, and to give more space for the skill-building and educational groups that are provided to help these adults stabilize in their behavioral health and/or substance use and learn the skills needed to maintain stable housing.
CMHS would like to thank Gardner Construction for their work on this project. We continued to provide services to our consumers during the construction process and this could not have been done without their cooperation.