KENNEWICK, Wash.—The only chemical dependency treatment facility for mothers in the Tri-Cities is closing their doors, but they are not shut for good. KNDU discovered Casita Del Rio is moving to Yakima.
Tuesday staff and all 16 women using the facility and their children started the big move. The executive director tells KNDU they have two other programs in Yakima. After buying property with newer facilities on the same campus, it only made sense to combine the services.
News of the move has many concerned, considering about 50% of the women are from the Tri-Cities, but the director says it shouldn't be a problem.
"Well it won't be here, but it will be in Yakima, and we'll continue to take women from the Tri-Cities area, so it wont be a problem. We'll even be able to do some transporting," says Beth Dannhardt, Executive Director.
Women from all over the state use one of the three programs. Now with the bigger campus, Dannhardt says they will have more room for clinical work. She also says a letter about the move has been sent to local service providers and references.
The Yakima campus is located at South Naches Avenue Yakima, WA. To contact, call (509) 248-1800.