Statements from Narrowsburg School bidders
June 23, 2014 —
This is a June 23 statement from Changes Treatment Center regarding their purchase of the Narrowsburg School.
First, Changes would like to thank the Sullivan West Central School Board for all of their
hard work and time spent, it was no easy task knowing how people felt to make this decision.
Secondly, we would like to clear up some of the confusion and misconception that we have been reading about:
Yes, we are a for profit facility and will be paying taxes. We will be providing employment for professionals, para-professionals and staff at wages reflective of their education, training and skills in the long run and for construction and related building trades in the short run. Our facility is monitored 24 hours a day,7 days a week, so please do not compare us to the Kelly’s home. Our facility is much different than the Kelly's home facility and their clients who suffer from mental illness and who are wards of the state quite possibly because their drug or alcohol addictions were never treated. We take recovery very seriously and are committed to helping those that want to recover and lead a productive and sober life. We read a comment, “no rehab in my backyard” so if we all do nothing about it, we won’t have a rehab in our backyards, we will have addicts. Our facility is built around clients who need help and voluntarily enter our facility in search of the ability to free themselves from the clutches of addiction.
Currently, Changes has 30 beds and offers programs for partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient programming all at our Fort Lauderdale facility. We are a family owned and operated facility that chooses to remain small and intimate which allows us to have the ability to provide individualized care and personal attention to each of our clients. We strongly believe that this approach sets us apart from other facilities and is one of the many reasons we have achieved such a high success rate of client recovery, maintained abstinence and client and family satisfaction. All members of our family are involved one way or another in Changes, we wouldn’t put our family in danger and won’t certainly put yours in danger.