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January 10, 2020

New behavioral health center opens in N.H.

PHOTOS | New Haven BIZ Retreat Behavioral Health's new facility at 915 Ella Grasso Boulevard in New Haven.

A company that provides mental-health and substance-abuse services in Pennsylvania and south Florida has opened a third inpatient facility in New Haven.

Retreat Behavioral Health hosted a ribbon-cutting Thursday for its new facility at 915 Ella Grasso Boulevard. The new, nearly 53,000-square-foot center, which houses 80 beds, provides mental health and substance abuse services to patients in need.

That need is growing, in Connecticut and beyond. The company noted that the Nutmeg State recorded 955 opioid-overdose deaths in 2017, an all-time recorded high. That rate of 27.7 deaths per 100,000 residents is twice the national average, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

“We are prepared to hit the ground running in Connecticut to provide some relief to those who are suffering,” said Peter Schorr, Retreat Behavioral Health’s president and CEO. “With high-quality, affordable care, we aim to address the opioid epidemic, as well as all other growing substance abuse and mental health issues. By providing individualized care, a peaceful environment, and affordable treatment offerings, we aim to become the leading resource for this region.”

The Retreat will begin accepting patents after the facility is certified for occupancy by state inspectors over the next few weeks.

At Thursday’s official opening, Retreat founder and CEO Peter Schorr (left) with New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.

According to Retreat Communications Director Marissa Hayes, the company expects to employ approximately 125 full- and part-time workers in the new New Haven facility. When fully staffed at its newest facility, the company will employ about 1,000 in three locations.

“We have found some incredibly talented professionals in the region who we believe will be great assets to the behavioral-health community,” said company Chief Operating Officer Ken Kosca. “By building a highly trained and dedicated team of professionals, we aim to become a trusted, quality resource in New Haven and beyond.”

Schorr founded the company in 2011 as Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Services. The name was changed to Retreat Behavioral Health last year as the company’s mission was broadened to include treatment of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression and PTSD.

In addition to New Haven, Retreat operates inpatient treatment facilities in Ephrata, Pa. and Palm Springs, Fla., where the company is headquartered. Retreat’s inpatient facilities offer 24/7 onsite medical staff and a team of highly trained professionals all dedicated to providing the highest quality of care.

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