A blazing June day couldn’t stifle the high spirits at Phoenix House Intensive Treatment Services in Quincy, Massachusetts, as notable guests gathered for the ceremonial ribbon cutting at this newest Phoenix House New England facility. Among them were Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (pictured left), Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch, State Senators John F. Keenan and Daniel Hunt, former State Senator Steven Tolman, Department of Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti, several members of the Quincy City Council, and numerous other public officials. All attending joined Phoenix House staff, friends, and partner agency representatives to celebrate the official opening of what has been called “a godsend” by treatment professionals in the Bay State.
After welcoming words from Sheri Sweitzer, Chair of the Phoenix House New England Board (pictured right), board member Dan Jaehnig, News Anchor at NBC10, who served as master of ceremonies, Lt. Governor Polito, Commissioner Bharel, and others in attendance offered brief remarks. The message each stressed focused on the tremendous importance of this 62-bed, state-of-the-art health-care facility and its immeasurable benefit to a community hit hard by the opioid epidemic.
After the ribbon cutting, with (pictured left, from left) Patrick B. McEneaney, President and CEO of Phoenix House New England; Fred A. Trapassi, Jr., Vice President and Senior Program Director, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island; William J. Ostiguy, Chairman, Board of Directors, The Gavin Foundation; John McGahan, President and CEO, The Gavin Foundation; Sheri Sweitzer, Chair of the Board, Phoenix House New England; Dan Jaehnig, News Anchor, NBC10, and Phoenix House Board Member; Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch; Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito; State Senator John F. Keenan; Commissioner Monica Bharel; and Sheriff Mike Bellotti officiating, the festivities continued with a a light buffet lunch and tours of the facility.
Phoenix House Intensive Treatment Services provides acute treatment services, including medically monitored detoxification, and clinical support services to individuals taking their first steps toward sobriety. On completion of the programs, clients are guided on the next steps toward sustained recovery. Phoenix House Massachusetts also provides comprehensive residential rehabilitation for adults, residential treatment with academic tutoring for teens, outpatient care for those whose addiction requires less intensive treatment, and residential family treatment for women with young children.
If someone you love needs help with drugs or alcohol, call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392. We’re always ready to help!