The San Poil Treatment Center recently opened its doors on the Colville Reservation in Keller, WA. Community members toured the new 34,000-square-foot facility, located along the San Poil River, to celebrate its opening at an open house event.
The 46-bed facility provides round-the-clock treatment for drug and alcohol dependency. The center’s specialized treatment combines modern medicine with Native and traditional healing and assists residents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders. Treatment will support, celebrate and integrate the traditional healing practices of Indigenous people.
“It’s very exciting to think about future success stories,” said Billy Nicholson, CFO for the Colville Confederated Tribes. “Our leadership worked for many years to provide recovery services to tribal members.”
Travois New Markets helped the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation secure New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing for the treatment center. U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation provided $5.3 million in NMTC equity for the project.
“NMTC financing helped develop our infrastructure and water system,” said Nicholson. “These benefits go beyond our treatment center. We are able to continue to develop the Keller community with new homes and businesses.”
“Travois is thrilled to support Colville’s new treatment center,” said Michael Bland, CDE manager for Travois. “The San Poil Treatment Center is nestled in one of the prettiest spots in Keller. This will surely be a place for healing for those who need it most.”
Billy Nicholson and Michael Bland discussed project details, financing and community benefits at our 2021 Travois Annual Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference. Click here to watch the recorded session.