Evolve Treatment Centers: Bringing Essential Support to Teens
On Monday, April 19, 2021, Evolve Danville Outpatient hosted its Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in conjunction with the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. The event was held at 588 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Suite 110, the location of Evolve’s new mental health and addiction treatment center for teens.
Community Leaders Welcome Evolve
Judy B. Lloyd, CEO of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, along with board members Glenn Bittner and Kira Feick, presented Evolve Treatment Centers with the local Chamber membership plaque. Evolve also received certificates of recognition on behalf of the California State Senate’s Office (Senator Steven M. Glazer, 7th Senate District) and the State Assembly (Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan). Gayle Israel, Chief of Staff for Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, presented a certificate of congratulations to Evolve on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
Other Chamber board members and ambassadors were in attendance. These included Lara George, of Lara George Photography, who took complementary photos of the event, Uday Kumar, of Smallcakes Cupcakery, who catered the dessert buffet, and Jodie Brescia, Chamber events director, who helped organized the small gathering along with Marian Ross, Evolve’s Northern California Outreach Coordinator. Youth leaders from the Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) attended the ceremony as well.
The Mayor of the Town of Danville, Hon. Renee Morgan, along with Vice Mayor Newell Arnerich and Councilmember Dave Fong, welcomed Evolve to the neighborhood. Morgan expressed her gratitude to Evolve for choosing the Danville community as the site for its new outpatient treatment center. Danville Chief of Police Allan Shields delivered a heartwarming speech, thanking Evolve for providing such essential services to struggling families.
About Evolve Danville Outpatient
The new Evolve mental health treatment center offers two levels of programming for teens struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, dual diagnoses, or other mental health and behavioral issues. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides a full day of programming five days a week. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers three hours of programming, three to four evenings a week. Both programs offer daily group sessions and educational support. Teens also receive one psychiatry session and one family therapy session per week. Teens in PHP receive two individual therapy sessions weekly and those in IOP receive one session weekly. All teens receive individual and family therapy, group therapy, psychoeducation, addiction recovery support, and experiential therapies. Evolve also offers complementary parent support groups and multifamily sessions.
Evolve Danville Residential
For teens who require a higher level of treatment than Partial Hospitalization, Evolve Danville Residential Treatment Center – just a few minutes away from Evolve Danville Outpatient – offers round-the-clock treatment, support, and supervision for adolescents struggling with acute mental health issues.
Evolve: Family and Community Centered
For Evolve Danville Outpatient staff members, the ribbon-cutting ceremony was an opportunity to network and meet with community partners. Outpatient staff include Clinical Program Director Shawn Rowland, LCSW; Facility Manager Mariz Mansour, LVN; Primary Therapist Ian Rosenthal, MA; and Counselor Stephanie Bodisco—the latter both local to Danville.
“We’d like to thank all of the community partners who attended and contributed to our grand opening,” said Outreach Coordinator Marian Ross. “We were thrilled to receive such a warm welcome and are excited to have such strong community support. We look forward to working hand-in-hand to help Danville-area teens and their families in the coming weeks and months ahead.”
Photos courtesy of Lara George Photography