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2018 Capital Campaign

PRESS RELEASE – June 8, 2018

Heartview Expanding Residential Care


(Bismarck) – Heartview Foundation announced plans today to expand residential treatment for substance use disorder in Bismarck, as well as provide supportive housing for individuals in early recovery. Heartview officials also kicked off a $1 million capital campaign to support the effort.

Earlier this year, Heartview purchased the former Ruth Meiers Hospitality House men's emergency shelter building at 305 N. 23rd St. to accommodate the expansion. Heartview is opening 16 new residential beds for substance abuse treatment for men at the site. Its current residential center in downtown Bismarck will serve women.

“We’re in a crisis situation given the opioid epidemic and the continued abuse of alcohol, meth and other drugs,” said Kurt Snyder, Heartview’s executive director. “We have a two and a-half month waiting list for residential treatment in Bismarck and that's unacceptable. You have to be able to help people when they’re ready to change their lives.”

The 23rd Street building has 25 efficiency apartment units, previously used as low-income housing. Ten of the units will become part of the residential treatment area. Utilizing the remaining apartments, Heartview, for the first time, will be able to provide supportive, transitional housing to its own patients and others in early recovery. Housing for people with substance abuse issues was identified as a critical community need in a recent needs assessment study.

The 2018 Invest in Recovery Capital Campaign seeks to raise $1 million to help pay for the estimated $1.1 million construction and renovation costs. Heartview purchased the building for $1 million. At the campaign kickoff today Heartview announced a lead gift of $100,000 from American Bank Center. Campaign donations can be mailed to 101 East Broadway, Bismarck, ND, 58501, or given online at heartview.org.

Heartview Foundation, a non-profit, was founded in 1964 in Bismarck. In its 54-year history, Heartview has served over 27,000 individuals and families. Heartview Cando, with 16 residential beds and outpatient treatment services, opened August 3, 2015.
 

-FOR MORE INFORMATION OR AN INTERVIEW, CALL TOM REGAN, HEARTVIEW, 701-400-8844.-

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