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Heartview Reaches $1 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Posted 12/15/14 (Mon)

(Bismarck, ND) Heartview Foundation, a substance abuse treatment center located in downtown Bismarck, announced today it reached the $1 million goal of the “50 Years of Hope” capital campaign. The campaign was kicked off September 2013.

The successful completion of the campaign allows Heartview to purchase the building immediately to the east of its present facility, the Gilman Building, at 121 E. Broadway. Including basement, the building has 1,400 square feet of usable space.

“Due to population growth and demand for services, we needed this expansion,” said Kurt Snyder, executive director.

The Tom & Frances Leach Foundation “topped off” the capital campaign with a gift of $162,000, allowing Heartview to reach the $1 million goal before the end of the year, the anticipated timeline.

“Tom & Frances Leach Foundation has been very supportive over the years as we’ve tried to meet the demand for treatment,” said Snyder. “The non-profits in our community are so fortunate to have them as a partner in doing good.”

About 250 people are engaged in Heartview’s services at any given time, including residential care, outpatient treatment, DUI Seminars, Drug & Alcohol education classes, family support groups, and the online recovery social network.

The expansion will make it possible for Heartview to serve up to 50 percent more patients and families. Heartview plans to increase the number of residential beds from 12 to 16.

“By and large, these are individuals trying to turn their lives around from the ravages of addiction,” said Snyder. “Our goal at Heartview is and always has been to avoid waiting lists for treatment—when someone reaches out for help, we must be ready to serve.”

This September, Heartview Foundation purchased the former Center for Solutions substance abuse treatment center located near Cando, North Dakota. The center was purchased from Towner County Medical Center with grant funds provided by Dakota Medical Foundation. Center for Solutions, which closed its doors in 2011, was established in 2005 as a 24-bed residential facility specializing in the treatment of clients for substance abuse and co-occurring mental and physical disorders. Heartview plans to reopen the center January 2016, or sooner, as Heartview Foundation Cando.

“With the success of our capital campaign and the future addition of the Cando facility, Heartview is in an excellent position to serve substantially more individuals in need,” said Snyder. “Our family members, neighbors and fellow citizens of North Dakota who struggle with the illness of addiction will have greater access to the quality of care we have provided for over 50 years.”

Heartview, founded in Bismarck-Mandan in 1964, was for many years the only private facility for substance abuse treatment between Minneapolis and the state of Washington. It has served over 26,000 patients in its 50-year history.




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