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Drug rehab centre for women next year

Adrian Forde (left) in discussion with Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson (centre) and NOW president Marilyn Rice- Bowen. David Leacock (at left), Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson and Marilyn Rice-Bowen came upon some empty cans, as they toured the proposed  facility at Dash Valley, St George, yesterday.

Sat, December 29, 2012 - 12:08 AM

The long-awaited Drug Rehabilitation Centre for women should become a reality in 2013, Marilyn Rice-Bowen, the president of the National Organization Women (NOW), said yesterday during a tour of the proposed location at Dash Valley, St George.

“We have recognized that there is no such facility for women on the island and we feel that this matter should have been addressed with urgency,” Rice-Bowen told reporters.

She expressed her gratitute to the Richmond Foundation, a mental health charity which is in the process of turning over the property to NOW.

“We are hoping to start construction in March next year and I want to say publicly that we will welcome any donations,” she added, pointing out that substance abuse affected society on a whole.

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Posted by Janet Mayers 1 year, 10 months ago
That is good news.For so many years the men, rich,middle class and poor have residential treatment programs and the women have no place to go.
I hope it is a faith-based program(Teen Challenge)welcoming ALL.

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