Expanding services in a much-needed area of Monterey County
Salinas, CA (August 22, 2018) After providing 50 years of addiction services in Monterey County, Sun Street Centers today announced it will celebrate a large expansion into King City CA with a ribbon cutting being held on September 7th at 12:00pm- located in their new facility at 638 Broadway St, King City. The ribbon cutting will include a short program of keynote speakers, light lunch, and a tour of the newly renovated Outpatient building. The new facility in King City, in partnership with Monterey County Behavioral Health and the Board of State Community Corrections (BSCC), will house both men’s and women’s residential, as well as outpatient services. Anna Foglia, CEO of Sun Street Centers expressed her joy about the opening of the program: “Our team is excited to finally be able to meet the needs of our South County clients in the community in which they live!”.
King City is located 47 miles from the nearest substance abuse disorder treatment facility. The property was paid for by a grant from the Central California Alliance for Health; which provided Sun Street Centers a capital grant to support the acquisition and renovation of properties in King City, additionally a grant from BSCC- Proposition 47 funded the renovation and will pay for start-up program services. “This crucial effort to expand our Medi-Cal members’ access to behavioral health and substance-use services helps address an important gap in rural south Monterey county,” said Stephanie Sonnenshine, CEO of the Alliance. “The Alliance is pleased to collaborate on comprehensive approaches to tackle substance use disorder in the community. Our Medi-Cal Capacity Grant Program empowers community-based solutions, and this grant is a great example of Sun Street Centers’ leveraging of the Alliance grant program with their expertise to provide more Alliance members with high-quality care and services”.
Monterey County Behavioral Health Director Amie Miller also voiced her support for the project: “Behavioral health is very proud to partner with Sun Street Centers to expand alcohol and drug treatment services to South County. This project is funded through billing Medi-cal and a grant we received from prop 47. We titled our grant application “No Zip code left behind” as we aimed to use this funding to address the inequity of not having substance use services in South County. Our goal is to ensure that we are equitably serving all regions of Monterey County. We are thankful for Sun Street’s partnership in this ambitious project.”
Other partners include the City of King, King City Council, The Mayor and City Manager’s office, as well as the Four Cities for Peace initiative. Sun Street Centers is proud to bring these much-needed services to a community that has been overlooked for decades. ”