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Addiction treatment center to open in region

  • From left, Mark Wright, executive director, North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce; Representative Susannah Whipps; Retired Senator Stephen Brewer; Tina Sbrega, president and CEO, GFA Federal Credit Union; Ken Pierce, Heywood Healthcare Board of Trustees; Mark Ellis, Clamber Hill Inn; Rebecca Bialecki, VP, Community Health and Chief Change Agent, Heywood Healthcare; Glenn Hunt, chair, Heywood Healthcare Board of Trustees; Ken Ansin, Senior VP, Enterprise Bank and Trust; and James Bellina, president and CEO, Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce all look on as Win Brown, president and CEO of Heywood Healthcare, cuts the ribbon. COURTESY PHOTO


Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The first phase of the Quabbin Retreat, the Dana Day Treatment Center, is set to open this month in Petersham, Massachusetts. The center will provide outpatient services for addiction treatment and behavioral health, offering a resource for individuals struggling with these serious health issues. 

The Dana Day Treatment Center is named in honor of the town of Dana — one of the four “Lost Towns” of the Quabbin Reservoir area. When the reservoir, one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the country, was created in the 1930s, the residents of four towns were displaced and the towns were lost forever, sacrificed to the greater good as two immense dams were created, harnessing the Swift and Ware Rivers to create the 400 billion gallon reservoir. The legacy of these four towns (Dana, Prescott, Enfield and Greenwich) will be honored with naming rights throughout the Quabbin Retreat as the project moves through its multi-phase construction plan.

The Quabbin Retreat Project will offer substance abuse and mental health care and will be completed in three phases, the first of which includes the Dana Day Treatment Center, featuring intensive outpatient services. In the fall, the completion of the first phase will include the creation of an adult residential substance abuse center. Over the coming years, the second phase will encompass a residential adolescent substance abuse treatment program while phase three will include an inpatient detox center.