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First Annual Recovery Celebration Luncheon

Holy Cross Services renamed the Lansing Women’s Facility with a surprise unveiling during the first annual Holy Cross Recovery Celebration luncheon

Almost two years ago, Holy Cross opened the Women’s Behavioral Health facility in a building provided by long-time East Lansing resident Peter Bertsch. Peter is also the Chairman of the Board for Holy Cross Services. To honor the memory of his mother and to thank Peter for his generosity and dedication to Holy Cross, the building name was changed in his mother’s name and was unveiled on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.   Staff, clients and other HCS partners were invited to the first annual Holy Cross Recovery Celebration lunch to hear client testimonials and to kick off the luncheon, the sign was unveiled at the beginning of the lunch.

The facility will now be known as Patricia Evelyn Bertsch Holy Cross Women’s Behavioral Healthcare and is located at 3410 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48917.

The mission of Holy Cross Services is to bring hope, promote change and help people live free, healthy and productive lives.ren.

The Patricia Evelyn Bertsch Holy Cross Women’s Behavior Healthcare facility is a substance abuse detox and residential treatment center that provides a safe and welcoming place for women, pregnant women, and women with children, to receive substance use and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment. This facility provides on-site medical services; access to prenatal care, safe detox from alcohol and other drugs, and on-going medical services to address the health and wellness of the women and their children throughout their residential stay. This program can accommodate 25 women and their children.

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