Drug treatment center for women closing

Drug treatment center for women closing


ON THE CENTER ARE PREGNANT. ANTHONY: IN JUST A MATTER OF
DAYS, THE MANGO BAY TREATMENT
FACILITY IN WEST PALM BEACH IS
SLATED TO LOSE ALL OF ITS
FUNDING. NOW ORGANIZERS AND ITS 29
PATIENTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE
OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT.>>I WAS DEVASTATED. ANTHONY: THAT’S HOW MEAGAN
BAILEY FELT WHEN SHE DISCOVERED
THE MANGO BAY TREATMENT FACILITY
IN WEST PALM BEACH WOULD LOSE
ITS FUNDING FRIDAY.>>AND THAT’S CUTTING OUT
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE WOMEN
TO COME. ANTHONY: BAILEY’S DRUG OVERDOSE
TRIGGERED HER ACCEPTANCE TO THE
PROGRAM. SHE’LL BE FOUR MONTHS SOBER NEXT
WEEK. HER STORY IS JUST ONE OF MANY.>>LET’S NOT EVEN TALK JUST
ABOUT PALM BEACH COUNTY, LET’S
TALK ABOUT THE NATION AS A
WHOLE. ANTHONY: OF THE 29 PATIENTS, ALL
ARE WOMEN, SOME WITH CHILDREN,
AND SOME EVEN PREGNANT SET TO
DELIVER IN JUST A MATTER OF
DAYS.>>THERE IS NOT A WHOLE LOT OUT
THERE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PREGNANT
OR WOMEN WHO ARE INDIGENT. ANTHONY: ORGANIZERS SAY THE
FUNDING COVERS THREE MONTHS OF
TREATMENT, HOUSING AND
TRANSPORTATION.>>A LOT OF THIS POPULATION
REALLY NEEDS EXTRA SUPPORT AS
THEY GO THROUGH TREATMENT. ANTHONY: THE MEDICAL BILLS START
AT $15,000 A WEEK PER PERSON,
SOMETHING PATIENTS SAY THEY
WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD
OTHERWISE.>>FINANCIAL SECURITY IS A BIG
THING WITH US PEOPLE WHO ARE IN
RECOVERY. ANTHONY: THE PROGRAM’S MANAGING
ENTITY ISN’T SAYING MUCH ABOUT
WHY IT’S CUTTING FUNDING. WE DO KNOW THEY’RE WORKING TO
PLACE MOST PATIENTS IN OTHER
FACILITIES.>>SO IT’S GOING TO AFFECT ME
LIKE LOSING A FAMILY. ANTHONY: NOW THEY’RE RELYING ON
PRIVATE DONATIONS TO KEEP THE
LIGHTS ON.>>MY HOPE IS THAT THE COMMUNITY
HELPS THIS PLACE LIKE THEY
HAVE HELPED ME. ANTHONY: DOCTOR HIBBERT SAYS SHE
IS RELYING HEAVILY ON THE
COMMUNITY TO MAKE SURE THERE IS
SOME RESOLUTION FOR THE 29
PATIENTS HERE. WE’VE POSTED SOME LINKS ON OUR
WEBSITE ON HOW YOU CAN GET
INVOLVED. REPORTING IN WEST PALM BEACH,
ANTHON

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