Interim is very close to completing construction on its new Bridge House residential treatment facility serving adults with a co-occurring mental illness and a substance use disorder. Construction began March 27th. The Bridge House program, currently operating in Monterey, will begin serving adults with a mental illness and a substance use disorder (dual-diagnosis) at the new and expanded home in Marina in the spring of 2018. At a final cost of $4,503,663, the new facility will serve an estimated 70 people combined per year through the 14-bed residential and day rehabilitation facilities.
Expanded treatment services for dual-diagnosis is a priority community need identified by the Monterey County Behavioral Health Bureau. Forty-five percent of people in the adult system of care have a dual-diagnosis. Successful treatment programs serving dual-diagnosis individuals save the public health system a lot of money in the long run. Ultimately, expanding treatment and affordable housing options for this population is a good community investment.
The Central Coast Alliance for Health awarded Interim a $2.5 million grant to support this project. The new Bridge House facility is also being supported by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority (loan), Monterey County Community Development Block Grant funds, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, the Harden Foundation, the Community Foundation for Monterey County, and other community donors.
Wald, Ruhnke and Dost provided architectural design services for this project. Avila Construction is the general contractor. For more information, or to make a donation call Jocelyn Brady, Development Officer, at (831) 649-4522, ext. 205, or email firstname.lastname@example.org!