Photo by Ryan Cronk
Sun Street Centers’ new treatment facility at 638 Broadway St. in King City
KING CITY — After providing 50 years of addiction services in Monterey County, Sun Street Centers is expanding into King City and will celebrate the opening of its newest drug and alcohol treatment facility with a ribbon cutting this Friday.
The Sept. 7 ceremony at noon will include a short program of keynote speakers, light lunch and a tour of the newly renovated outpatient building at 638 Broadway St.
In partnership with Monterey County Behavioral Health and the California Board of State and Community Corrections, the new King City facility will house both men’s and women’s residential treatment programs as well as outpatient services for residents in South County.
“Our team is excited to finally be able to meet the needs of our South County clients in the community in which they live,” said Sun Street Centers CEO Anna Foglia, noting that King City is located 47 miles from the nearest substance abuse treatment facility.
A grant from the Central California Alliance for Health helped Sun Street Centers buy and renovate the property in King City.
Proposition 47 funds from the California Board of State and Community Corrections also helped pay for construction and the program’s start-up costs.
Medi-Cal payments are contributing to the project as well.
“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.”
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,” Miller said. “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.”
Other project partners included the City of King and the Four Cities for Peace initiative.
Sun Street Centers, based in Salinas, has been providing services for education, prevention and recovery of alcohol addiction and drug abuse since 1968.