It’s a new day for Daybreak Youth Services. The youth treatment organization celebrated the opening of its one-of-a-kind center on Thursday afternoon — nearly two decades after coming to Clark County and moving into what was supposed to be a temporary home on Falk Road in Vancouver.
About 200 community members, elected officials and Daybreak staff and volunteers cheered the opening of the 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery. The center is the first in the Northwest to offer the full continuum of treatment for adolescents, including evaluation and treatment for acute mental health issues, detox, and residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment.
Having these services close to home is important for the success of the youth receiving treatment, said state Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver. When teens receive treatment close to home, they have the support of their friends and family, she said.
“No more sending kids to Seattle,” Wilson said. “No more denying kids help because they can’t cross state lines.”