Friends of the Woodland Mission recently received notification of $12.5 million in state funding for the relocation and expansion of its Walter’s House residential addiction treatment program on the East Beamer Way campus located at 1901 East Beamer Way in Woodland.
According to a news release, the funding will be provided through the Department of Health Services’ Behavioral Health Continuum Infrastructure Program and will enable Friends of the Mission – a Woodland-based nonprofit that provides housing affordable to individuals – to continue their work.
“This development for Walter’s House at East Beamer Way will serve more people in Yolo County with much-needed treatment care in a residential setting and support the expansion of services with our county, city and non-profit partners. non-profit,” Janet Ruggiero, one of the mission board member’s friends, pointed out.
Walter’s House is currently located in central Woodland and the move to the East Beamer Way campus is the third phase of the project which will increase the number of beds from 44 to 60, according to a city press release.
When phase three is complete in 2023, the campus will provide temporary and permanent housing for 170 people and addiction treatment for 60 people.
“This is an incredible project with multiple partners that will help our community meet one of its greatest needs and priorities, which is increased access to residential addiction treatment for residents. of Yolo County,” said Ian Evans, director of Yolo’s Adult and Aging Branch. County Health and Social Services. “Fourth & Hope, which operates Walter’s House, has always been a great partner in health and social services and we are all excited about what this funding will mean in terms of improving access to care for our community. »
This is the third of six $2.2 billion in government funding this fiscal year and will help build, acquire and expand behavioral health facilities and community care options, according to the press release.
“Transformative projects like East Beamer Way happen through partnerships and we are fortunate to work with a committed group of private, non-profit and government funders,” said Ken Hiatt, City Manager of Woodland. “The City of Woodland is committed to finding evidence-based solutions and we know that on-site services coupled with diverse housing options lead to better outcomes for the most vulnerable homeless people.”