Pine Bluffs Recovery Center May Close For Lack Of Funds

Jul 2, 2014

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The Chrysalis house is an addiction treatment center in Pine Bluffs with a unique mission: it provides a home for recovering women and their children.

But the program doesn’t have enough money to stay open much longer.

“We really have been very devoted to the program which is why we took on that financial risk a long time ago,” says Dr. David Birney, Executive Director of Cheyenne’s Peak Wellness Center, which operates the Chrysalis house. “At this point there just aren’t sufficient funds to support it.”

Birney says the rehab center is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. The facility is funded with grants from the Wyoming Department of Health. But those have shrunk in the last few years.

Birney says there is a chance Chrysalis house may stay open as a less expensive outpatient treatment program.