Hope Treatment Services to manage treatment center

HANAMAULU — County officials announced that Hope Treatment Services will manage operations at the Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center.

“Mahalo to our County of Kauai housing and purchasing staff for their diligence and work during the RFP (request for proposals) process to choose a vendor that will manage operations for the ATHC,” said Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami.

“This project would not be possible without the vision of Mayor Baptiste and Mayor Carvalho, the work of the Blue Ribbon Panel, and the input and engagement of the Hanama‘ulu community. I applaud Hope Treatment Services and wish them the best of luck moving forward,” said Kawakami.

“We are excited and are looking forward to working with the community with helping our youth,” said Stanley Perpignan, program director for Hope Treatment Services.

A grand opening for the center is planned the first week of December.

Located on a 5.8-acre parcel donated by Grove Farm, the center has the capacity to provide mental health and substance-abuse-related support services to adolescents and their families.

The center includes an eight-bedroom residential structure with additional open space for recreational and agricultural healing activities, and a building dedicated for community and/or professional treatment support services with attached classrooms.

The state of Hawaii and the County of Kauai jointly funded the project’s construction and site improvements.

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