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      Great Lakes Recovery Centers showcases new youth facility

      Adolescent residents enrolled in in-patient services will soon have a new place for live-in therapy.

      Great Lakes Recovery Centers of Marquette County had a ribbon cutting and open house ceremony today to showcase their new facility to house youth clientele.

      The current facility on Wright Street in Marquette has been in use for 30 years now, and was in need of upgrades.

      Instead, Great Lakes purchased the former Woodland Assisted Living Center in the city of Negaunee.

      The new building includes 27 acres of wooded land for therapeutic hikes on nearby trails.

      There's even enough space for the kids to have an art therapy room, school room, and a separate cafeteria.

      "We hope that we'll be able to expand capacity. Adolescent services in the state of Michigan are few. So having a facility of this caliber in the Upper Peninsula is going to be critical, where we could go from an 11 bed capacity to up to 20 beds if needed," said Greg Toutant, CEO of Great Lakes Recovery Centers.

      City of Negaunee Mayor Keith LaCosse even presented Great Lakes with a plaque dedicating June 27th as Great Lakes Recovery Centers Day.

      Toutant says they hope to have the residents move in near the end of July.

      The Director of Great Lakes Recovery Centers Youth Services Teresa Pizaiali is recovering from breast cancer surgery and was unable to attend. Pizaiali says she is very excited for the new facility, and will return as soon as possible.

      We wish her a speedy recovery.