PITTSBURGH, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Youngstown Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant for renovations to Gateway Rehab's Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic (NKRC) in Youngstown, Ohio.
The grant will help fund renovations to NKRC's Rush Boulevard clinic so that the facility can more effectively meet the growing demand for addiction treatment services in the Mahoning Valley.
"We're grateful to have the support of The Youngstown Foundation," said Carolyn Givens, executive director of NKRC. "NKRC's Rush Boulevard Clinic has served the Youngstown community for 48 years, providing compassionate care for individuals affected by the disease of addiction. With surging substance misuse here locally and across our state, this grant will allow us to update a heavily used facility so that we may continue providing high quality treatment services well into the future."
The mission of The Youngstown Foundation is to provide financial assistance to charitable, scientific and educational institutions that promote the mental, moral and physical well-being of the inhabitants of the City of Youngstown and vicinity. Founded in 1918, The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Mahoning Valley, the fourth oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally.
Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, a 501(c)(3) organization, was the nation's first nonprofit addiction treatment facility of its kind. Since its inception in 1946 as the Youngstown Committee on Alcoholism, Inc., NKRC has provided a safe, secure place where those with substance use disorders in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley can receive treatment. In 1999, NKRC became a part of Gateway Rehab.
Gateway Rehab is a private, not-for-profit organization with the mission of helping all affected by addictive diseases to become healthy in body, mind and spirit. A positive force and leading resource for effective education, prevention, research and treatment of substance use disorders, Gateway Rehab serves nearly 1,700 adults and youth daily through four divisions at locations throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. For more information about Gateway Rehab, visit www.gatewayrehab.org.
SOURCE Gateway Rehab