Day One has seized an opportunity to purchase a beautiful facility to replace one of its residential locations that provide adolescent substance use treatment. The new residence, located in New Gloucester near Pineland Farms, marks an historic occasion for Day One to provide residential services in a space that reflects the excellence of the program. A grant in the amount of $338,000 from the Next Generation Foundation made it possible for Day One to fulfill its plans to replace an aging facility in Hollis.
“The Next Generation Foundation is pleased to award a lead gift to support essential services provided by Day One,” said a trustee of The Next Generation Foundation. “Specifically, our grant enables Day One to move its adolescent male program from a marginal facility to one that fully and safely meets the needs of staff and its residents recovering from substance use disorder. While government at the state and federal levels talk about addressing the drug epidemic, Day One is already getting the job done, and we are honored to help.”
“Purchasing this property marks a turning point for Day One,” said Greg Bowers, Day One’s Chief Executive Officer. “We could not be more thrilled with this facility. Delivering our services at this new property will allow future generations of youth to realize the successful, healthy futures that are within their reach.”
The residence in New Gloucester is a perfect fit for Day One. The building was totally renovated in 2006 and is in excellent condition and Energy Star certified. It is centrally located with easy access to the interstate and has an open concept layout which is best for supervision and safety. The program is hoping to transition to the new location this spring.
In addition to this facility, Day One has two other residential locations in Maine. Day One is the only provider of adolescent residential substance use treatment in the state of Maine. Combined, the three locations provide 27 beds for Maine youth ages 14-20. Clients receive substance use and mental health treatment, in addition to participation in an accredited educational program, life skills training and various activities.
The residential program complements other treatment and prevention programs offered by Day One to address substance use and mental health concerns among Maine youth. These include family and individual counseling, homeless teen outreach, case management, an Intensive Outpatient Program and corrections services. School-based services include a peer listening program and on-site substance use and mental health counseling.