The former building of the Sycamore Inn Hotel is now the location of the Serenity Pointe rehabilitation facility. This week, community members were able to get a first glimpse of the center prior to its opening. The rise of such facilities including Los Angeles best rehab shows the increasing cases of addiction in the world.
The owner of the rehab center is the Mingo County Housing Authority. The open house was organized after renovations that lasted for months were completed. The former hotel building was transformed into an apartment facility with 60 units. The place was designed to help recovering addicts by providing them with a housing alternative which they can rent for long-term.
According to the executive director of Housing Authority, Belinda Harness, around 20 men are going to live on the first floor starting next week. The open house was Monday night and people were given the chance to see the apartment units. The facility is equipped with a laundry area and a dedicated room to be used for counseling.
The entrance of the facility is the only way in which is designed to be secured is going to be finished by the time the renters move in. There are still a few things to be completed such as the exterior of the building which requires stonework and the interior of the meeting rooms which have to be painted.
Harness added that they are already excited in welcoming the new occupants and everything is already in place for them to start living there.
The facility’s construction started in 2016 which is the same time the former hotel was opened for lease by the Housing Authority. There were plans to buy the building but it did not push through because of the failed loan application.
Instead, the Housing Authority leased the hotel for 15 years which was agreed by the owners of the hotel. The authority is going to pay a monthly fee of $1,500 based on the lease agreement with the former hotel’s owners.
While Los Angeles best rehab facility is already packed with staff, the new facility in Williamson is sill looking for additional volunteers as well as counselors.