The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Business

August 28, 2013

Preferred Family Healthcare opened adolescent treatment program in Joplin on Tuesday

JOPLIN, Mo. — The grand opening of Preferred Family Healthcare’s residential adolescent treatment program was held Tuesday. The center is at 5620 West Wildwood Parkway in Joplin.

Preferred Family Healthcare began construction in May of 2012 on its $4 million, 21,000-square-foot center serving adolescents and their families who have substance abuse issues in Joplin and Southwest Missouri.

PFH shut down its adolescent residential substance abuse services after the 2011 tornado destroyed a group home as well as its site at 20th Street and Kansas Avenue.

“Our vision for the Joplin center is to better serve kids and families in need of substance abuse and behavioral health treatment, as well as being an important and positive component to the Joplin Community,” Michael T. Schwend, president and chief executive officer of Preferred Family Healthcare, said in a statement.

Also attending were Keith Shafer, director of the Department of Mental Health; state Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City; and Rob O’Brian, president of the Joplin Chamber of Commerce.

The program will offer residential services, as well as outpatient substance abuse programming to adolescents and their families.

 

1
Text Only
Business
Poll

Missouri Republicans are considering a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights: barring them from future careers in state law enforcement agencies. Do you think this proposal has merit?

Yes
No
     View Results
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest