CINCINNATI, May 11, 2021 – Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was attended by elected officials and community leaders, to celebrate the opening of the new Monarch Counseling Center.
CAT’s Monarch Counseling Center, which houses its new Intensive Outpatient Program, Family Services, and Outpatient Counseling, will provide increased access to treatment and recovery. The opioid epidemic and the pandemic have clashed, causing new and different treatment needs – an issue that brought federal, state, and local officials together on Friday afternoon.
Congressman Steve Chabot, 1st District; Anthony Spaetzel, on behalf of Congressman Brad Wenstrup, 2nd District; Ohio House Representative Tom Brinkman, Jr., 27th District and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus were joined by CAT President/CEO Chellie McLellan, Board of Trustees President, Marcus Thompson and a current Monarch Counseling Center patient, who shared his story. Community partners, such as Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Prospect House, were also represented.
“I could not be more excited about today’s ribbon-cutting as it marks a new chapter in CAT’s fight against addiction. This new, state-of-the-art facility will allow this tremendous team to redouble their efforts and help serve even more folks in our community in their fight against addiction. I am immensely grateful to the entire team at CAT for their selflessness and dedication and I look forward to working alongside them to turn the tide of this tragic epidemic,” said U.S. Senator Rob Portman.
Chellie McLellan and Marcus Thompson also presented JDL Warm with the honorary CAT Star Fish Award for their generous donation of time and resources to the completion of the Monarch Counseling Center. The ribbon-cutting was held outside, where everyone had the opportunity to reconnect and celebrate the occasion. Guided tours of the Monarch Counseling space, hosted by Supervisor of Clinical Services, Rachel Johnson, provided an opportunity for guests to learn about CAT’s newest services and programs.
About Center for Addiction Treatment
Since 1970, Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) has provided high-quality affordable treatment for patients with addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling. As the only non-hospital-based medically monitored detox facility in the region, CAT provides individualized care through short-term residential and outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, counseling,