Horizon Health Services is adding a new building to a Niagara County campus. When it opens later this year, its fourth building on Inducon Drive in Sanborn will serve a specific population that is overcoming addictions.
Funded by a grant from the the New York State's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Horizon Health Services' forthcoming Aurora Village will add 25 new beds that will be available exclusively to women patients ages 18 and over.
"Currently we integrate women in many of our treatment facilities and we find that, often, women are the minorities in those facilities and are probably better served in their own community," said Horizon Health Services president and chief executive officer Anne Constantino.
Patients who stay in Aurora Village will have access to the same professionals, therapy and clinics available to patients in the other three buildings at the Inducon Drive campus. They will also have access to a wellness center, gym, mental health services and family support programs.
"Being in treatment is a vulnerable time," Constantino said. "People are learning to adjust to their new sober self. It's certainly for comfort and safety and ease and camaraderie of the community."
The future Aurora Village will not be the first facility on Inducon Drive accommodating a specific population. In addition to a general 50-bed facility for adults, there is also a 25-bed facility for veterans and first responders battling addictions as well as a 25-bed facility focusing on young adults.