Combating the Opioid Epidemic:
Twin Lakes Center
Under the auspices of Somerset Hospital, Twin Lakes Center provides comprehensive, cost-effective treatment for individuals, groups, and families suffering from substance abuse, as well as educational resources and prevention activities within the region. An independent, fully licensed non-profit organization, the Center serves approximately 6,000 individuals annually at a residential facility in Somerset, Pennsylvania, and through outpatient services in Somerset and surrounding communities.
Drug overdoses have increased by more than 500 percent since 1990, and currently, the residential facility offers limited space for treatment activities. Office space for staff is cramped and inadequate as well. A Foundation grant of $500,000 will support a $3 million addition and renovation to the existing facility that will increase its residential treatment capacity by approximately 50 percent. The project will increase the number of rooms for men and add a separate women’s facility. The renovation also will reconfigure office and treatment space to better serve patients’ needs. Additional staff, including two registered nurses, seven LPNs, three counselors, and two chemical dependency technicians will be funded by the Center’s operations.